If I decide to take employees’ temperatures or other health screening procedures, does the person administering the screening need to be a medical professional?

Answer: We are sharing this answer directly from the Foley & Lardner LLP website located at:


“Not necessarily, but if you have a medical professional on staff or available at the worksite, then it is logical that person should be considered to administer screenings.  If no medical professional is available, it is prudent to have one or a limited number of employees (ideally within HR or senior management) who are designated and trained to take temperatures so there is consistency to the process.  Moreover, remember, employee health information is confidential and should be kept as such, and not be documented in employees’ personnel files.”

Category: Coronavirus & Safety in the Workplace
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