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This Covid-19 pandemic has brought changes to all our facilities and workplaces for employees as well as for all visitors.
These articles provide guidance from government sources for this new approach to safety in our lives. It is a difficult situation and we must all do our part to mitigate the effects of this pandemic.
CDC – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Watch for symptoms:
People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus.
People with these symptoms (this list does not include all possible symptoms) may have COVID-19:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
The CDC website gives recommendations concerning the fever of any entrant to the facility:
Fever can be either measured temperature ≥100.0°F or subjective fever. People might not notice symptoms of fever at the lower temperature threshold that is used for those entering a healthcare setting, so they should be encouraged to actively take their temperature at home or have their temperature taken upon arrival.
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
During a pandemic, may an ADA-covered employer take its employees’ temperatures to determine whether they have a fever?
Under the new guidelines, legal experts say employers are now allowed to take two actions to protect their workforces: temperature screening and checking for symptoms of the coronavirus. Employers can also exclude from the workplace workers that may have symptoms comparable to those of the coronavirus.