As states begin to reopen and employees return to the workplace, employers are faced with trying to protect workers and prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace. Many employers are looking to temperature testing as a potential safeguard. Like many emerging safety measures, though, there are several considerations to weigh before implementing temperature testing:
Ultimately, while temperature testing can be a useful return-to-work safety measure, employers will want to be thoughtful about whether it makes sense for their business and, if so, how to implement it in a smart, efficient way. Employers should continue to monitor state and local regulations, and for additional materials, check out Orrick’s COVID-19 Resource Center. And if you would like to implement temperature testing protocols in your workplace, we can help.