Belleville, NJ asked in Employment Law for New Jersey

Q: Can we take temperatures of employees daily upon entering workplace?

We are a manufacturing facility deemed "ESSENTIAL" we want to gradually bring plant workers in as needed but I am confused as to what our rights are -

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Kyle Anderson
Kyle Anderson
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A: EEOC guidance states that, because the CDC and state/local health authorities have acknowledged community spread of COVID-19 and issued attendant precautions as of March 2020, employers may measure employees' body temperature. As with all medical information, the fact that an employee had a fever or other symptoms would be subject to ADA confidentiality requirements.

I would also reach out to an employment attorney in your state for further guidance as you gradually bring your employees back to work.

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