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  • Why Temperature Checks, Doctor’s Note May Be OK for COVID-19

    Both the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) have stated that although taking an employee’s body temperature is a medical examination and medical examinations of employees during employment are allowed only in limited circumstances, due to the potential of community spread of COVID-19, employers may measure employees’ body temperature.

    Employers are reminded, however, that taking body temperatures is allowed only for the limited purpose of evaluating the risk that employee’s presence poses to others in the workplace as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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