BLUE SPRINGS, Miss. (WTVA) - Local school administrators got a chance to see how Toyota Manufacturing in Blue Springs is keeping its workers safe from the coronavirus.
The carmaker employs approximately 2,500 workers who come and go each day to build approximately 700 vehicles each day.
That’s why the company spared no expense detecting employees who may have the virus.
Toyota uses thermal imaging to check employees’ temperatures. The company also placed signs reminding employees to social distance. The company also installed plexiglass shields around desks and other areas.
"Very impressed by the protocols and strategies Toyota has put into place,” Monroe County School Superintendent Brian Jernigan said. “There are certainly some things we can take back to our schools and put in place, such as barriers; looking at the thermal imaging is something that we are interested in."
Charles Laney of the Tupelo Public School District and Scott Smith of the North Tippah School District agreed.
Toyota Manufacturing is willing to provide masks to local schools and provide further insight into the company's COVID prevention plan.