LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Eleven thousand schools applied for free high-tech thermometers but only 500 made the cut. One of those winning schools was Vinton Elementary in Lafayette.
Kinsa and Lysol are responsible for the technology.
The new thermometers don't just take your temperature, they also connect to your phone and keep track of symptoms.
That information can be shared with the school nurse so she can let other parents know what type of sickness is going around.
School nurse Kelly Bol said a lot of parents can't afford or find their thermometer at home.
One of the reasons I even applied for this is because I have two or three kids a day come in to have me check their temp or check symptoms before school," said Bol.
Bol hopes to apply for more in the future.
You can also buy one of these thermometers at your local pharmacy.