Samaritan Hospital Foundation Equips Every School Entrance in Ashland County With Non-Contact Thermometers

May 17, 2020

As part of Samaritan Hospital Foundation’s (SHF) COVID-19 grants, the Foundation is equipping every school in Ashland County with enough touchless thermometers to cover all school entrances, totaling nearly 80 thermometers. “Our goal is to help schools be able to re-open for the new school year, so we want to make sure every school is properly equipped and able to cover all entry points,” explained Dick Beal, President of SHF. The hand-held thermometers provide safe and accurate temperature readings in only a second.


According to Doug Marrah, Superintendent of Ashland City Schools, “The Ashland City School District has enjoyed a strong partnership with the Samaritan Hospital Foundation for my entire tenure as superintendent. The Foundation has always been willing to provide our students and our community with materials, supplies and personnel to keep our students and student athletes safe. We learned last week that the Foundation was considering purchasing non-contact thermometers to assist our staff with quickly monitoring the temperatures of our students when they return to our school buildings. This thoughtful and kind gesture is becoming a reality that will enable each student entering any building to be efficiently measured and monitored, allowing our district to keep our 3,200 students and staff safe as we enter the restart phase of the COVID-19 epidemic. We thank the Foundation and the many donors for this tremendous gift to the children of Ashland City Schools that we serve each day.”

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