Screen all employees returning to work for COVID-19 symptoms with specified questions. Take temperatures onsite with a no-touch thermometer each day upon a person's arrival.



Screen employees for symptoms before each shift.


Information obtained regarding medical condition or history must be collected and maintained on separate forms, and treated as a confidential medical record; and shall not be used for any purpose inconsistent with the ADA. The identification of infected employees will be confidential. People must report any signs of the disease to health authorities. Universities can disclose education records to appropriate parties whose knowledge of the information is necessary to protect health and safety of students and other individuals.


Generally in all sectors, employees should be screened for symptoms as they enter the building to begin work. Employers should request from vendors and contractors coming on site health assessments and travel history. Generally in all sectors, employees should be screened for fever as they enter the building to begin work. Require employees experiencing symptoms at work to immediately notify their leader. Restaurant employees that test positive shall be immediately reported to the Department of Health.


Employers should implement individual control measures and screenings, along with training employees on how to screen themselves for symptoms. Employers may symptom screen workers at the beginning of their shift, and vendors, contractors and visitors upon entry to the premises. Employers may screen employees for symptoms and require them to submit to viral testing before entering the workplace. Employers may check temperatures of workers at the beginning of their shift, and of vendors, contractors and visitors upon entry to the premises. Employers can ask why an employee has been absent from work, and ask if the employee is experiencing symptoms if they report being ill at work. If the answer is yes - do not disclose the identity of the sick employee, or confirm or communicate their health status.


Employers must conduct daily temperature checks at worksites and implement daily screening protocols. Employers with over 50 employees have to implement employee screening systems by setting up stations at the worksite for symptom screening and temperature checks. A screening form may be used.


Personal care services, retail, restaurants and offices must ask employees to confirm they do not have symptoms. Employees should take their own temperature before they go to work.


Each incoming employee will be screened with a basic questionnaire and facilities that have the capability to perform active temperature monitoring may do so.

District of Columbia

Retail food sellers must check employees for symptoms before their shift begins. Restaurants should assess employee symptoms with a questionnaire before they enter the facility.


Employers are urged to screen employees before entering the workplace for COVID-19 symptoms. Each employee should have their temperature taken before entering the workplace.


Non-critical businesses conducting in-person operations must screen and evaluate employees who exhibit symptoms.


Anyone visibly displaying symptoms should not be allowed in the business or operation.



Restaurants, personal care services and gyms should check and monitor employees for fever and symptoms before every shift. These services should aslo check the temperature of thier employees before every shift.


Employers should conduct in-person screening of employees upon entry to the workplace, and mid-shift screening to verify no presence of symptoms. Employers should make temperature checks available for employees and encourage their use.


Reopening businesses must conduct employee health and temperature screenings. 


Businesses that provide direct services to clients should ask employees and visitors to acknowledge upon entry that they do not have symptoms, or have not been in contact with an infected person.


Employers should regularly monitor employees' symptoms and temperature using the template screening form.


All businesses must require employees to undergo daily health assessments for specified symptoms - assessments can self-administered or conducted by the business prior to entry. All businesses must require employees to undergo daily temperature checks, either by on-site screening, or conducted by the employee at home once every 24 hours and reported to the employer at the beginning of work.


Employees who appear to have symptoms of an acute respiratory illness upon arrival to work should be separated from other employees and sent home. 


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Implement a daily screening process for employees and other personnel that includes CDC and MDH recommended health questions. Employers should consider daily temperature testing. 


For most businesses, employees must self-certify to their employer if they have symptoms, or have been in close contact with an infected person. Employees should be encouraged to disclose infection to their employer for cleaning and contact tracing purposes. The identity of the worker must be kept confidential. Notify the local health board of infection in the workplace. Log everyone who comes in contact with the site to enable contact tracing, including temporary visitors.


General for most businesses - conduct daily symptom and contract screening questions upon entry. Food and pharmacy - where the employee answers yes to screening questions, measure employee's temperatures and assess symptoms each day before work. Entry questionnaire should include suspected or confirmed exposure.


Consider regular temperature and respiratory screening of staff and visitors upon entry to the building.


Businesses should screen employees daily at the beginning of their shift. Screening includes specific questions about symptoms and employees must report all symptoms to their supervisor.


The workforce should be monitored for symptoms. Temperature and contact tracing can be taken in line with industry best practices.


Employers should conduct health assessments at the beginning of their employee’s shifts. Personal care services should also screen customers for symptoms prior to their appointment.  Testing, isolating, and contact tracing should be done in collaboration with public health authorities.


Restaurants and meat processors should screen employees daily for symptoms and temperature prior to the start of work.  Meat processors should also screen essential visitors/contractors.  Restaurant employees should notify supervisors if they are sick or a family member is sick. Employers should consult the local health department if a suspected or confirmed case and work with local and state public health authorities to conduct testing of priority cases.


The following must do daily symptom assessments of employees- agriculture, retail, car dealerships, banks, and financial services, restaurants, general offices, transportation, and warehouses.  Grocery stores must monitor employees for signs of illness. Agriculture and banking industries are recommended to take employee temperatures daily upon entry. While maintaining confidentiality of employee health information, contact the local district about suspected cases and exposures.  For barbershops, it is optional to take clients’ temperature, and if a case is suspected at the barbershop Nevada Health Department should be contacted.

New Hampshire

Employees should be screened for symptoms daily by asking specified questions, as well as have their temperature documented before their shift.  To monitor and investigate cases work with state and local officials.

New Jersey

Agriculture employees must be screen symptoms and take temperatures prior to their entry to work.  Agriculture employers must notify the local public health department immediately if a case is suspected.

New Mexico

Prior to entering work employees should be screened for symptoms either verbally or through a text/app-based questionnaire. Retailers should screen customer and employee temperatures before they enter the premises.

New York

As part of phase 1 reopening employers must screen employees and essential visitors.  Non-essential businesses must implement mandatory employee/contractor health screening questionnaires. Customer screening will depend on industry. Reopening employers should include temperature checks as part of their daily screening. Non-essential businesses must implement mandatory employee/contractor temperature checks. Customer screening will depend on industry. Certain industries may require employees to disclose if they experience symptoms, including outside work hours (e.g., retail). Immediately notify state and local health departments of confirmed cases.

North Carolina

Open businesses must screen employees daily before they enter through the workplace and this should include a questionnaire.

North Dakota

Employers may check employee temperatures upon their arrival to work. If an employee calls out sick employers may ask employees who call out sick about symptoms.



Conduct daily health assessments of employees (self-evaluation) to determine if fit for duty. Immediately report employee or customer infections to the local health district.

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Administrative offices should screen employees for symptoms through a health questionnaire. Admin offices should check employee temperatures each day.


Employers should consider regular employee health checks, or symptom self-reporting. Personal care services must screen clients for symptoms prior to their appointments. Once testing is readily available, test all suspected infections or exposures, if possible. Employers should consider daily temperature checks. Personal care services should consider temperature checks for clients. Contact the local health district about suspected cases or exposures of employees or clients.

Puerto Rico

Employers must detail their monitoring and screening process of staff prior to entering the workplace.


Implement temperature screening before an employee enters the business or starts work. Employees should be notified if they were in close contact with an infected person in accordance with confidentiality laws. 

Rhode Island

Businesses should symptom screen employees and visitors who enter the establishment, including verbally or by app or phone. Businesses may supplement symptom screening with temperature checks. Do not disclose the name of employees who test positive to other employees. Immediately notify the Department of Health if an employee tests positive. 


South Carolina

Employers can collect the following if an employee reports a positive test:

1. date of onset of symptoms

2. date and location of test

3. date test results received

4. instructions provided by healthcare providers

5. who the employee was in close contact with.


Employers need to know when an employee tests positive to conduct coworker exposure assessments. Employees should be notified of close contact or potential exposure; maintain confidentiality when providing notifications.


Negative test results are not required for returning employees if:

1. 10 days have passed since symptoms began

2. there is no fever for 24 hours

3. other symptoms have improved.


South Dakota

Where/when appropriate, screen employees for symptoms prior to entering the workplace.


Employers can screen all employees for symptoms with specified questions. Employers can take temperatures onsite each day upon arrival at work.


Employers should screen employees for symptoms and close contacts before coming into the business. Employers should screen for a fever or a measured temperature.


All employees who are, or work with, high risk populations should undergo daily screening/symptom monitoring. Fitness centers and personal care services - all employees must be checked for symptoms at the beginning of their shift. Fitness center employees must be temperature screened before every shift. Fitness centers and personal care services must keep a log of daily screenings that can be made available for inspection by the health department.



Symptom-screening or surveys may be implemented prior to each work shift. Temperature checks may be administered prior to each work shift.


Employees can be screened prior to their shift - a screening questionnaire may be used. Employers can use a symptom or test-based strategy for employees returning from sick leave; serological tests cannot be used to make decisions about returning employees. Employers with established occupational health programs can consider measuring temperatures prior to each employee's shift and implement policies and procedures for employees to report symptoms in the workplace, and positive test results by employers and subcontractors. Notify employees who may have been exposed within 24 hours of discovery of their possible exposure; keep identity of the infected employee confidential. Notify the Department of Health within 24 hours of discovery and the Department of Labor and Industry within 24 hour of discovery of 3 or more infected employees present in the workplace within a 14 day period. Report infections to building/facility owners and other employers whose employees were present in the workplace during the same period of time. Ensure employee access to their own COVID-19 disease related exposure and medical records. Document which CDC and/or State guidance being complied with.


All employers should screen everyone who enters the facility with suggested screening questions. Non-essential retail establishments must ask employees to take their temperatures at home, or upon arrival at work. Low-risk construction sites must take each worker's temperature at the beginning of their shift.

West Virginia

Restaurants, lodging establishments and retail must ask screening questions daily. Small businesses must screen employees daily using a series of specified questions. Restaurants and lodging establishments should encourage employees to take their temperature prior to work or upon arrival and employees should notify management if they measure a high temperature.


Institute a process for employees to report COVID-19 symptoms. Inform employees of their possible exposure; maintain confidentiality. Contact the local health department to discuss management of potentially exposed employees. Cooperate with public health authorities on contact tracing efforts.


Employers should ask employees if they have any symptoms indicative of COVID-19 (a specific list is provided for employers to follow) and whether they have had close contact with an infected person in the last 2 weeks.