Heat Use Specially Trained Dogs To Screen Incoming Fans For COVID-19

These good boys have a big job to do


The Miami Heat are doing something pretty innovative in terms of protecting attendees at home games from COVID-19.

The team has hired a crew of dogs to help screen incoming fans for COVID-19 as the doors to AmericanAirlines Arena reopen at limited capacity. And the pups do it all with just their sense of smell.


Fans will enter a designated area where they’ll be checked by the dog before entering the game. Fans will be denied entry if the dog signals them by sitting.

Take a look, via Heat director of business communications Lorenzo Butler:

That’s a good boy if we’ve ever seen one.

Thumbnail photo via Rhona Wise/USA TODAY Sports Images

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