My-covid-safe-town: A mobile application to support post-covid recovery of small local businesses

Jorge Torres, Vaibhav Anu, Aparna S. Varde, Christopher Duran

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Abstract

The Covid-19 pandemic growth has led to a large desire for safety restrictions among citizens near or in Covid-19 affected areas. This includes requiring the use of masks when outdoors and an occupancy limit being placed when indoors. Some of these restrictions have been enforced by the government and can lead to infraction charges on those who choose to ignore them, but some restrictions are up to the decision of the respective individuals. This has led to varying levels of safety being applied when outside. This is especially concerning when some businesses may not be taking proper precautions to avoid the spread of Covid-19. To counterbalance this issue while also spreading awareness of the businesses that are careful enough to follow such precautions, the app My-Covid-Safe-Town (MCST) is created. MCST allows for individuals (i.e., patrons) to find businesses that fit the standard of safety and to specifically point out the steps being taken by each business to avoid the spread of the pandemic.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2021 IEEE International IOT, Electronics and Mechatronics Conference, IEMTRONICS 2021 - Proceedings
EditorsSatyajit Chakrabarti, Rajashree Paul, Bob Gill, Malay Gangopadhyay, Sanghamitra Poddar
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781665440677
DOIs
StatePublished - 21 Apr 2021
Event2021 IEEE International IOT, Electronics and Mechatronics Conference, IEMTRONICS 2021 - Toronto, Canada
Duration: 21 Apr 202124 Apr 2021

Publication series

Name2021 IEEE International IOT, Electronics and Mechatronics Conference, IEMTRONICS 2021 - Proceedings

Conference

Conference2021 IEEE International IOT, Electronics and Mechatronics Conference, IEMTRONICS 2021
Country/TerritoryCanada
CityToronto
Period21/04/2124/04/21

Keywords

  • Covid-19
  • HCI
  • IoT applications
  • Mobile computing
  • Multimedia technology
  • Software engineering

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