tempurature screening opportunities for your employees
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It is critical to protect your employees from COVID-19 and from each other. As you continue to work on keeping employees and work environments safe so your facility can continue to provide the products and services essential to our communities and country right now, it’s important you aware of some updates in regards to temperature scanning employees. On March 17th, 2020, the U.S Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued an update that now expressly acknowledges that employers may implement temperature screening measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The EEOC note “because the CDC and state/local authorities have acknowledged community spread of COVID-19 and attendant precautions, employers may measure employee’s body temperature.”
This helps clarify that temperature screenings are permissible under the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) during this COVID-19 pandemic. It is important to understand an employee’s temperature is personal medical information. Having a 3rd party perform the screenings perform these screens helps reduce potential privacy, discrimination, workplace safety and employee relation concerns. At the beginning of each shift, our professionals perform temperature screens and COVID-19 screening questions (if desired). If a temperature exceeds guidelines set by the CDC, or the questionnaire is not passed, they will follow your organizations isolation instructions.
We are all working to flatten the curve and keep our communities and work places safe. COVID-19 can quickly spread through your facility. Working together to reduce the risk of the spread of the virus in our work places is critical.
If you are interested in learning more about this workplace option and how PRA can help, please contact Adam Calonder