Best Practices for Implementing Employee Screening & Temperature Testing
- Communicate the plan to take employee temperatures and require a self-screening daily well in advance and explain why.
- Be sure employees understand the implications of the tests (i.e., a high temperature means being sent home)
- Have a set temperature threshold and stick to it. For instance, 100.4 F is the CDC’s measurement of a fever. Employers should consider using that as the threshold for when to bar an employee from entering the workplace.
- Consider using no-touch thermometers and virtual self-screening to avoid spreading illness.
- Make sure the temperature checking stations are far enough from the workplace entrance and have proper social distancing set ups.
Upon returning to normal business and in-office operations, precautions must be taken to ensure your employees are safe and unexposed to the virus. Without instilling a sense of security it will be difficult to restore in-office productivity levels. This is why employee screening and temperature testing are essential for a business to thrive post-coronavirus.