Workplace Temperature Screenings for Employees to Monitor COVID-19 Symptoms

The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting our daily life and how-and-where we work. It presents unprecedented challenges for any employer seeking to provide a healthy working environment. To help mitigate some of the uncertainty, on March 18, 2020, the EEOC issued updated guidance for employers considering screening and testing protocols for employees.

Since fever is a key coronavirus symptom, some businesses are taking temperatures of employees at their worksites to help fight the spread of COVID-19. As employees start to return to work, TotalWellness can offer temperature screenings and symptoms questionnaire. Temperatures should be taken individually in a private space, and employees should wait in a line that allows them to be spaced at least 6 feet apart. Another alternative that promotes both social distancing and confidentiality is, when feasible, to take temperatures while employees are in their cars. Learn more about our on-site temp screening service here

With our national network of 7,000 health care professionals, we are well equipped to roll out testing across the nation to our clients. Whether your company is currently open, or you are in the planning stages to re-open, we can provide on-site nurses to screen employees for potential COVID-19 related symptoms, and to help ensure a safe workplace. 

We also offer onsite COVID-19 testing with polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) molecular diagnostic tests collected through a nasal swab and antibody IgG testing through a blood draw.

A look at the numbers: COVID-19 cases and testing in the United States

The U.S. has surpassed Italy as the country with the highest number of coronavirus deaths with 83,854 recorded by May 17. The US has struggled to ramp up testing and employers may be able to help by creating more access. According to the COVID Tracking Project:

  • Total number of positive COVID-19 test results: 1,479,856
  • Total number of tests conducted: 11,499,203

Employee well-being is more important than ever.

Now, more than ever, organizations are in a situation to help employees take good care of their health. TotalWellness is here to help you! We’ve got awesome tips to help your employees maintain their well-being during this disruption. Check out some of our latest resources:

The Ultimate Resource Guide for Remote Team Work & Wellness Success 

11 Ways to to Learn How to De-Stress Without Leaving Your House

Tips for Working Remotely From Home — With or Without Kids

5 Ideas to Help You Reap Major Self-Care Benefits

13 Tips on How to Stay Positive During Anxious Times

Flu shots are also a great way to protect employees.

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