COVID-19 Questions & AnswersCategory: Families First Coronavirus Response ActCan I take an employee’s temperature at work?
General Staff asked 2 months ago

Can I take an employee’s temperature at work?

1 Answers
Cathy Graham Staff answered 2 months ago

Yes.   The EEOC has confirmed that measuring an employee’s temperature is ok, given the current circumstances. The agency recognizes the need for this action now because the CDC and state/local health authorities have acknowledged community spread of COVID-19 and issued attendant precautions. You should offer the employee an option to take their own temperature at work using your thermometer or having it taken by an approved staff member.