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COVID-19 Quarantine Monitoring

Apr 8, 2020 9:00:00 AM / by Jess Dravida

The COVID-19 pandemic is demanding a lot from governments and communities. We’re using our blog to put a Polka Dot SPOTlight on solutions every city can implement to connect with their residents and keep their community safe.

Today we're shining the Polka Dot SPOTlight on Washington and Germany.  

Early on during the COVID-19 outbreak, Germany did daily checks on individuals who were quarantined at home because they were infected with the virus.  They used data they collected to intervene early when symptoms worsened to save lives. This approach allowed a person with a positive test to stay at home to quarantine with a clear path to escalation should symptoms worsen. (more about Germany’s monitoring)

With a little help, your community can setup a similar program to monitor quarantined individuals, too.

Washington state did something similar when their first case was discovered, monitoring individuals who had come in contact with the first COVID-19 case in the state using daily phone calls to check symptoms.  (more about Washington’s monitoring)

Personal is Proactive

With a little help, your community can setup an automated monitoring program to stay connected to every person who is quarantined, even if those numbers increase rapidly.  Calling quarantined individuals daily, and collecting data about their condition and symptoms, helps you monitor large numbers of people. This frees your medical professionals and support staff to focus on helping those who need you the most.

Our quick-configure COVID-19 Quarantine Monitoring campaign is easy to implement.

A well-designed, automated Post-Diagnosis COVID-19 Monitoring campaign can easily scale to reach out to all of the infected individuals in your community. Personal profiles for each participant help you see neighborhoods where infected individuals are located, and can provide emergency responders with accurate location information when needed.

Connect the Dots

Launch your own Post-Diagnosis COVID-19 Monitoring program. Our quick-configure COVID-19 Quarantine Monitoring campaign is easy to implement.

  1. 1. Select which check-in options participants can select from (phone, text, mobile app, email)
  2. 2. Review and update our pre-configured business rules and content to match your needs
  3. 3. Pre-load any existing patient information, or integrate with other systems as needed
  4. 4. Launch your program

Launching your program is as simple as adding information about the campaign on your website. You provide a link to our user-friendly enrollment, and we do the rest. All that’s left is for you to market your campaign to encourage enrollment.

Get Started

Engage with your residents with proactive, personalized communications.

  • Our Unified Alerts framework and our quick-configure campaigns can get you up and running in just a few days. See other COVID-19 response templates.
  • Schedule time with one of our Solution Designers to craft an COVID-19 Quarantine Monitoring campaign or to learn more.

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Tags: Smart Cities, Smart Communities, Citizen Experience, COVID-19

Jess Dravida

Written by Jess Dravida

Jess is CEO of Polka Dot Sky Software and a huge fan of stuff that makes daily life easier and more beautiful.