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.

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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.


Employees should be screened for symptoms and a fever as they enter the building to begin work. Restaurant employees that test positive shall be immediately reported to the Department of Health.

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Employers should implement individual control measures and screenings, along with training employees on how to screen themselves for symptoms.

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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.

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

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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.

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

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Restaurants, personal care services and gyms should check and monitor employees for fever and symptoms before every shift.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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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.  

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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. 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.


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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.

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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.

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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.

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New York

As part of phase 1 reopening employers must screen employees and essential visitors.  This daily screening should consist of a questionnaire and temperature checks. State and local health officials should be notified immediately when a case is confirmed.

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North Carolina

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

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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.

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Employees should self evaluate daily to determine if they are fit for duty. Customer or employee infection should be reported immediately to the local health district.

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Employees at administrative offices should have their temperatures taken and be screen through a questionnaire daily.

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Employers should consider daily temperature checks and regular health checks or symptom self-reporting. Personal care services must screen clients for symptoms prior to their appointment and should also consider doing temperature checks.  If there are suspected cases and exposure of employees or clients contact the local health district. Once testing becomes more available all employees who suspect infection or exposure should be tested.

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Employers should implement temperature screening before employees enter the business or start work. Identify employees who were within 6 feet of an infected person for 10 minutes and from 48 hours before symptoms to the time they were isolated. When notifying employees of exposure be sure to be in accordance with confidentiality laws.

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Puerto Rico

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

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Rhode Island

Businesses should screen employees and visitors for symptoms either verbally, by an app, or by phone prior to them entering the establishment. Businesses may also do temperature checks.  The names of employees who test positive should not be disclosed to other employees. The Department of Health should be notified immediately if an employee tests positive.

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Employees should be asked if they have any COVID-19 symptoms and if they have been in close contact with an infected person in the last 2 weeks.

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