Quarantine Geofencing

If your doctor has already recommended that you self-quarantine, you can have comfort in the fact that DrOwl is available 24/7 should you have any questions or concerns or desire medical support.

The Basis of Geo fencing

Geofencing is a location-based technology that uses a device’s global positioning (GPS) or radio frequency identification (RFID) to identify a geographic border. Once this border is established, the administrator (in this case, DrOwl), can set up triggers, such as an email, text message or app notification, that notifies the admin of when a mobile device enters (or exits) the specified area.

Geofencing and Containment Efforts

Typically, marketers use geofencing to target individuals who are near a retail location. However, this technology may prove to be the solution to the self-quarantine problem that government authorities are looking for. Ways geofencing can aid in the efforts to contain the coronavirus are as follows:
  • It can allow the CDC and local authorities to track down the exposed or infected individual.
  • It can tell authorities where the exposed or infected individual has been and with whom he or she came into contact, thereby expanding quarantine efforts.
  • It can help to deter the violation of self-quarantine orders.
Some individuals, especially those who show minor or no symptoms of COVID-19, may not take quarantine orders seriously. This disregard for orders puts others — including the sick and elderly — at risk for contracting a potentially deadly virus. Geofencing can help to increase compliance rates and bolster containment efforts of this novel virus.

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