Los Angeles Schools to Launch Microsoft COVID-Tracking App so Children Can Attend Classes

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The Los Angeles school district is launching a Microsoft-developed COVID-tracking app that will coordinate student and employee health checks, district-managed COVID tests and vaccinations. Students will answer a daily questionnaire about whether they have any symptoms, after which the “Daily Pass” app will issue the child a scannable QR code to be scanned by a staff member, who will also take the child’s temperature. All data will be reported as required to health authorities. -GEG

According to a promotional video, however, “the real magic is your daily health check,” where students answer a questionnaire about whether they have any symptoms – after which the “Daily Pass” app will issue the child a scannable QR code to be scanned by a staff member, who will also take the child’s temperature.

Given the incredibly low transmission rate of COVID transmission at schools – just 0.08% among more than 90,000 students in North Carolina school districts according to the University of Minnesota’s Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy – one can’t help but question whether Microsoft’s app will actually improve the COVID situation, or simply collect data and habituate children to being tracked. Of note, all data will be reported as required to health authorities, according to the LA Times.

The app, first announced in August, will be ‘instrumental in coordinating student and employee health checks, coronavirus tests and vaccinations.’

The software associated with the app is already being used to schedule and track district-managed coronavirus tests and vaccinations — the district began a pilot vaccination effort last week.

In Monday’s announcement, Beutner touted the app’s ability to generate a unique QR code for each student and staff member authorizing entry to a specific L.A. Unified location for that day.

A person will receive that code based on a negative coronavirus test or by self-reporting that they are free of symptoms. When those individuals arrive at a campus, their QR code, a type of barcode, is scanned by a staff member, who also takes the individual’s temperature. Besides helping to keep people safe, the goal is to prevent logjams at the entrance to school at the beginning of the day. –LA Times

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1 month ago

The ONLY people who were in trouble with this chinese fungus were those with respiratory or cardio issues. Otherwise this was all a sick game to get Trump out of office. Even at that he STILL won the election LEGALLY. The voting machines of Dominion got “Walt” Biden elected. Not the majority of Americans.