City offering free thermometers for small businesses to reopen responsibly

Infrared thermometers sit on a table inside El Centro Fire Department Station 3 on Friday. The city of El Centro is now offering approximately 300 of these for small businesses within the city. PHOTO VINCENT OSUNA

EL CENTRO — Small businesses here have an opportunity to secure another tool for their safety kit as they transition toward reopening.

On Friday, the city launched a program whereby small businesses can receive a free infrared thermometer to help in preventing spread of COVID-19. The idea is that business owners will use the thermometer to check temperatures of both employees and customers before they enter the premises.

Staff Writer Vincent Osuna can be reached at or 760-337-3442.

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