As you may have seen in the news recently, some of the largest US employers, including Walmart and Amazon, are implementing employee temperature checks as a safety and detection tool to help protect their employees.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued guidance in mid-March, saying it is legal for companies to ask employees if they have symptoms of COVID-19, such as a cough or shortness of breath, and take their temperature. It warned, however, that “employers should be aware that some people with COVID-19 do not have a fever.”
Also, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state and local health authorities have acknowledged community spread of COVID-19 and have issued similar precautions, stating, “employers may measure employees’ body temperature,” the agency stated. CDC also cautioned that some people with COVID-19 do not have a fever and some people with a fever do not have COVID-19.
National network ready
ExamOne’s mobile examiner network is prepared to assist in implementing employee temperature check screening programs. With a national network of trained healthcare professionals available, ExamOne can staff temperature check events across the country utilizing infrared thermometers and our high-standard examiner personal protection equipment (PPE).
The Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) provides more resources and guidance from the EEOC and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to help educate employers during this challenging time. ExamOne is here to help you continue to operate your business with caution and increased protections as necessary.
For more information on temperature check screenings and staffing please visit https://www.examone.com/temperaturechecks/.