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Non-conact Infrared Thermometers Available
06/08/2020 02:05 PM

The County of Lexington Department of Economic Development would like to make you aware of the below opportunity for you to share with your constituent businesses.


As efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19 continue, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has allocated a specific number of Non-contact Infrared Thermometers (NCIT) to each state for private-sector use. The South Carolina Emergency Management Division (SCEMD) is providing NCITs to each County Economic Development office on a per capita basis. Per FEMA guidance, these thermometers are for private-sector/for-profit businesses with a high degree of person-to-person interaction. Facilities not included are: government, non-profit entities, education, hospitals, doctor’s offices and other healthcare professional services. 


The NCITs have been delivered and will be available on a first-come first-served basis.


If your companies are interested in receiving one or more of these units, please have them email by noon on Thursday, June 11 with the following information:


o  Name of Company

o  Facility Manager Contact Name and Contact Info (title, email address, phone number, physical address)

o  Human Resources Contact Name and Contact Info (title, email address, phone number, physical address)

o  Number of employees at the facility

o  Number of NCIT units requested


This is not intended to supply 100 percent of your business needs, and not more than 1 NCIT per 75 employees will be distributed to any company. Response to this email does not guarantee an allocation of thermometers. Workplaces with unmet needs may need to pursue, independent of the federal government, the acquisition of additional thermometers. The goal of this initiative is to recognize the critical role the private-sector plays in disease control and mitigation.  

Sara Johnson
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