Employee Temperature and Health Screenings – A List of Statewide Orders

Governors and public health officials across the country have implemented stringent measures to help contain the spread of COVID-19, such as safer at home and face covering mandates. Some jurisdictions also require employers to screen the health of employees, often as they begin a shift. These health screening steps, including temperature checks, have become more … Continued

This Is How Bad the COVID Outbreak Is in Your State

Two weeks into December, experts are trying to grasp the severity of the post-Thanksgiving COVID surge while the coronavirus pandemic continues to ravage the country. And with Christmas approaching, healthcare professionals are worried the situation could escalate further. The situation in the U.S. is dire. It’s not only that more people are contracting the virus: … Continued

The latest on the coronavirus pandemic

What you need to know: As the US nears an average of 200,000 Covid-19 cases a day, experts say “behavior and cold weather” are behind the current surge gripping the country. Around 33 million California residents are now under new stay-at-home orders aimed at slowing the virus’ spread. Meanwhile, Britain’s health care providers are gearing … Continued

Tips for a healthier holiday season during COVID-19

The spread of COVID-19 is increasing across the country and in California as colder weather drives more people indoors. To keep yourself and your loved ones safe, follow the guidelines for small gatherings. Here are some extra tips on how to celebrate the holidays more safely. Check your county’s tier status to find out what … Continued

Considerations for Restaurants and Bars During COVID-19 Outbreak

The more an individual interacts with others, and the longer that interaction, the higher the risk of COVID-19 spread. The risk of COVID-19 spread increases in a restaurant or bar setting as follows: Lowest Risk: Food service limited to drive-through, delivery, take-out, and curb-side pick up. More Risk: Drive-through, delivery, take-out, and curb-side pick up … Continued

COVID-19 – Workplace Temperature Screening

The notion that U.S. employers would engage in broad-scale temperature screening of employees would have once been essentially unthinkable. But the realities of COVID-19 are changing the workplace, as least for the time-being. With the encouragement of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) and some state and local governments, and in light of … Continued

Return to work during coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

In the midst of the current pandemic, employee screening is a critical component of reopening businesses! Screening involves a designated individual asking symptom-related questions and performing a temperature check of employees as they enter the premises. Some state governors have issued executive orders requiring temperature checks, and many large businesses have implemented automated systems for … Continued

Top 10 Tips to Protect Employees’ Health

Healthy employees are crucial to your business. Here are 10 ways to help them stay healthy. Actively encourage sick employees to stay home. Develop policies that encourage sick employees to stay at home without fear of reprisals, and ensure employees are aware of these policies. Have conversations with employees about their concerns. Some employees may … Continued

How to Select, Wear, and Clean Your Mask

CDC recommends that you wear masks in public settings around people who don’t live in your household and when you can’t stay 6 feet away from others. Masks help stop the spread of COVID-19 to others. Wear masks with two or more layers to stop the spread of COVID-19 Wear the mask over your nose … Continued