Kinsa’s FLUency program helps stop the spread of illness in schools. For seven years, FLUency has been helping school communities understand and respond to spreading illness so we can all stay healthier.
With FLUency, students and staff will get Kinsa’s award-winning smart thermometer and medical triage app for free.
Families can effectively monitor fever and symptoms at home and get immediate care recommendations right when a loved one falls ill, helping them get better faster. School leaders can see aggregated, anonymous illness trends by grade (no private information is shared), empowering them to encourage safe and healthy behaviors to school families and staff when they are most needed (like asking them to look out for symptoms of spreading illness, disinfect commonly-used surfaces, or practice good hand washing). With more information, participants have more power to keep the community safe from not only COVID-19, but also annual and common illnesses like the flu or strep.
If you’re a school administrator, (e.g. principal, parent coordinator, or nurse), you can expect to be contacted for the opportunity to opt-in to FLUency. If your school has not been contacted, please submit interest in the program here.
If you are a teacher, staff member, or parent, please check with your school administrator(s) to see if your school is already participating.
You will receive everything you need from Kinsa to run the program, including free thermometers and Lysol disinfectants, electronic brochures you can distribute, and access to a school portal. The portal will enable you to easily monitor illness spread in your school and send announcements to students and staff.
No! Our goal is to decrease the workload on school administrators and leaders by:
FLUency is a completely opt-in program. Your school enrolls, and participation for families and staff is completely optional. Your students are not mandated to use Kinsa (though families love it!)
Kinsa is a health monitoring and triage tool for the household whereas NYC DOE’s Health Screening Tool screening tool is required for physical entry into a DOE building.
The Kinsa app and supporting materials are currently available in English and Spanish. The app is intentionally designed with an emphasis on intuitive visuals, making it easy to use across languages.
The purpose of the FLUency program is to stop the spread of illness in schools. The app is crucial to the program for several reasons:
All FLUency schools are expected to use both the Kinsa smart thermometers and app - that’s how the program works best! Rest assured, the app is very easy-to-use - parents, kids, teachers, nurses, principals - everyone loves it!
Learn more about Kinsa here.