Wondering how digital signage can prove to be effective in flattening the coronavirus curve? Read on to find out!
People all over the world, especially the US, are slowly settling into their new routines enforced by the COVID-19 lockdowns. No one predicted that this virus would turn into a pandemic of such epic proportions!
Every day, more and more COVID-19 cases keep cropping up throughout the world. With that said, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) work day and night to develop a vaccine for the novel coronavirus. Meanwhile, health experts all over the world have given clear directions on what you can do to help flatten the coronavirus curve.
By now, you must have a clear idea that practicing social distancing and maintaining good personal hygiene through regular and prolonged hand washing are the key to containing the spread of this pandemic. However, when the chances of the average person touching numerous contaminated surfaces every hour are high, then how does one reiterate the importance of changing these unconscious habits?
Well, spreading awareness and educating people is the key!
Awareness and Education
Even though by now the outlined safety and prevention practices against COVID-19 have been ingrained into the average person’s brain, the constant repetition of these points help. After all, a constant reminder of how important it is to maintain a distance of 6 feet in public or to wear masks will help drive the point even further. This is why most localities, cities, and states have been posting COVID-19 related static flyers and posters in public places such as parks, busy streets, and intersections. These posters and flyers are a constant reminder to the public as they highlight the steps that people need to take to protect themselves and prevent the spread of the virus. However, since health practitioners keep finding new information about the virus and the situation keeps changing, officials are finding it hard to keep their posted content up-to-date.
This is where digital signage comes in. If you are wondering how, then read on!
How Digital Signage Plays A Role
Today, many businesses display digital signage screens outside their establishments. Digital signs also grace the lobbies of different public places such as airports, malls, and even office buildings all over the world. So, what makes these signs so effective and how they can help prevent the spread of COVID-19?
They Deliver Information in Real-Time and to Different Locations
Many of these signs are powered by various cloud-based content management systems. These systems give content publishers the unique opportunity to push relevant content from anywhere in real-time!
These systems also allow content publishers to display targeted messages to different localities and regions. This means that you can effectively inform the general public if the number of positive cases suddenly spikes in your area or if there are sudden changes in the government-sanctioned lockdown in your locality.
This instant and location-based sharing of vital information is why digital signage has become a real-time information delivery platform quite akin to television and the web. With digital signage, you can share highly relevant information regarding COVID-19 and its prevention with the public instantly.