Is Temperature Screening Making a Comeback?

by | Aug 26, 2021 | temperature screening

Over the past couple of months, the Delta variant has taken the United States by storm.

This has forced us to bring back certain COVID restrictions we had previously given up, like mask mandates, customer occupancy limits, and social distancing rules.

Large facilities like schools and workplaces are beginning to bring back temperature screening kiosks as well–and with good reason. 

Unfortunately, not everyone who’s tested positive or is feeling sick will stay home.

This is where temperature screening kiosks come into play.

There’s no better way to deter sick people from your facility than by placing a temperature screening kiosk at your entrance. It’s also a great way to detect a fever in people who may not even realize they’re sick.

Towards the middle of last year, some states actually required schools and/or businesses to conduct temperature screening for all their employees and customers. But with the release of the vaccination, cases started trending downwards for a while, and these safety measures were no longer essential.

Now, they’re beginning to make a comeback. 

Does my state require temperature screening in the workplace?

As of today, August 26, no states in the U.S. require employers to temperature screen their employees.

The following states, however, do at least recommend it:

  • Colorado
  • Delaware
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maryland
  • Montana
  • Nevada
  • New Jersey
  • North Dakota
  • Oregon
  • South Carolina
  • Utah
  • Virginia

California, Nevada, New York, and Virginia do require symptom screening in the workplace at the very minimum. This may include symptom questionnaires or verbal check-ins every morning conducted by the employer. Anyone who reports symptoms will be sent home.

Do your part in slowing the spread of the Delta variant by setting up a temperature screening kiosk like SafeScreen in your workplace or school. These innovative machines can also be programmed to conduct symptom questionnaires and integrate with your automatic doors to only allow in people who meet your mask and/or temperature requirements. Contact Quality Face Wear to request a quote