How should you conduct Temperature Checks at your business?

Employers may choose to screen employees for Covid-19 upon arrival to work, and observe for symptoms throughout the day.


Do not discriminate

If daily temperature checks will be the employers’ standard practice ensure not to pick and choose who gets screened as this may appear to be discriminatory.


Maximize physical distance

During the screening, both the employee and the screener must wear a face covering, and ensure to maximize physical distance.

Touchless Thermometers

The use of touchless thermometers is highly advised. If using contact thermometers, ensure to disinfect after each use.


CDC Temperature Guidelines

CDC considers a person to have a fever when he or she has a measured temperature of 100.4° F or greater, or feels warm to the touch, or gives a history of feeling feverish. Note: Even though measured temperature is the preferred and most accurate method to determine fever, it is not always possible to take a person’s temperature. In certain situations, other methods of detecting a possible fever should be considered:

  • self-reported history of feeling feverish when a thermometer is not available or the ill person has taken medication that would lower the measured temperature.
  • the person feels warm to the touch.
  • the appearance of a flushed face, glassy eyes, or chills if it is not feasible to touch the person or if the person does not report feeling feverish.


If you want to ensure you are providing a safe and controlled temperature check policy, give the FLORES team a call.  We can help.   (619) 588-2411