Alabama State University has installed scanning machines to detect Covid-19 symptoms

Screening stations made by Draganfly show a live video feed of people walking nearby and indicate whether they are social distancing. Red circles mark those who are less than 6 feet from another person.

(CNN)There's a new test for students at Alabama State University -- but this one happens before they even walk into a classroom. Covid-19 screening stations are being set up to scan their vital signs and warn them when they're not social distancing.

Several high-tech screening stations being installed Tuesday in high-traffic areas, such as the campus food court, are designed to read a person's temperature, heart rate and respiratory rate from 3 to 4 feet away. Another set of machines at the university can show a live video feed of people walking or standing nearby and mark a red circle on those who aren't staying 6 feet apart.
But these devices won't catch anyone who's spreading the virus without symptoms. According to a July 10 report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a