We are using health questionnaires with employees which includes if they have been in contact with anyone with symptoms, tested positive, or is in process of being tested. Yes to any of these they do not get through the door.
As of today we started taking temperatures of all employees as they enter with an infrared thermometer to the forehead. We are using only one entrance location to enter the facility. According to our HR this is not an EEOC issue as the laws have become more lax, temporarily, due to the nature of the event. Any temperature above 99.5oF (37.5oC) the employee cannot enter the facility and is sent home. They are required to get a test for Coronavirus and cannot return until the test is negative or they are free of symptoms.
I don't know where the source of the temperature limit came from, I believe the CDC. Of course, all of this is being documented daily and records only accessible by HR and select managers / supervisors.
We even changed the uniform policy where employees do not use locker rooms for changing (large number of employees in small space). They take uniforms home and come dressed to work. They will have to bring the dirty uniforms with them in order to be let into the facility to prevent persons from washing / laundering at home. HR is setting up ability for employees to clock in on an app on their phone which uses geolocation.
This afternoon we had an employee test with a 104oF temperature, but he had just come in after heavy exercising. He rested outside for about 5 minutes and was tested again and passed. This was documented as well.
Really this is about all you can do unless you plan to shut the facility down. So far, we've had 3 people affected by this; the rest are working from home or coming to work. We are even training office personnel to run equipment in / when we have to start quarantining a large number of people. We also enforce the 6 foot spacing where possible and do not have meetings face to face any longer. Our company is doing lots and lots to help prevent it entering our facility and affecting our workers, but I know it will happen at some point.
But, all of this will / can change in the next day...everything is evolving quickly.
Very helpful info Ryan. Do you mind sharing which app your company is using for contact-less check ins? Our timeclock is old school and uses fingerprints. Obviously not gonna happen in our upcoming production season.