Coronavirus (COVID-19): Health Screenings and Temperature Checks Checklist
Author: XpertHR Editorial Team
When to Use
Employers may choose to conduct health screenings of employees as they come to work during the COVID-19 pandemic. Employee screening may be in the form of temperature checks, COVID-19 testing or inquiries about their health condition. However, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), fully vaccinated people with no COVID-19-like symptoms and no known exposure should be exempt from routine screening testing programs, if feasible.
Despite the fact that public health agencies have given employers the ability to conduct screenings that would otherwise be impermissible under the Americans with Disabilities Act or other federal and state laws, there are certain criteria that they should follow when doing so. This checklist can be used to assist an employer conducting employee health screenings during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Although employers do not have to complete the following steps in sequential order to properly complete the checklist, certain steps should be done in order.