Are you responsible for taking employees’ temperatures?

From Forward Virginia:

Employees should also self-monitor their symptoms by self-taking of temperature to check for fever and utilizing the questions provided in the VDH Interim Guidance for COVID -19 Daily Screening of Employees before reporting to work.

 

COVID-19 Screening Protocol: Employee self-check of health

Employees should assess themselves for symptoms of COVID-19 before reporting to work for each shift. Employees should ask themselves: “YES or NO since my last day of work, have I had any of the following:”

  • A new fever (100.4°F or higher) or a sense of having a fever?
  • A new cough that cannot be attributed to another health condition?
  • New shortness of breath that cannot be attributed to another health condition?
  • New chills that cannot be attributed to another health condition?
  • A new sore throat that cannot be attributed to another health condition?
  • New muscle aches (myalgia) that cannot be attributed to another health condition or specific activity (such as physical exercise)?

If an employee answers YES to any of the screening questions before reporting to work, the employee should stay home and not report to work.

If an employee reports COVID-19 symptoms upon arrival to work, the employer should activate the emergency protocol for COVID-19.