It's important to gauge whether any of your employees may have recently tested positive for COVID-19, have been exposed to COVID-19, are currently exhibiting symptoms, or may be at higher risk of exposure and transmission. Based on an understanding of these important factors, you can make a determination of who, and when, asymptomatic and likely COVID-19-free employees may return. As a next step, make sure that you do not have a number of individuals onsite that exceed county guidelines.
It is recommended that your employees are tested for COVID-19 at least once, and preferably at fixed intervals (e.g. monthly), to ensure that you are able to trace possible exposure and spread of COVID-19 at your workplace.
Having a return to work policy is even more important for your business, since your workers are unable to avoid the health risks presented by a shared workplace.
Although not required for most businesses, it is highly recommended that you have employees test for COVID-19 regularly, and report symptoms daily. In addition, it is important to log which of your employees are onsite for applicable shifts or on a given day. By doing so, you will have information that enables you to quickly analyze and notify members of your team that may have been exposed to COVID-19 at your workplace.
A self-quarantine of 14 days is recommended.
Yes, it is highly recommended that employees log their temperatures on a daily basis before entering the workplace. An efficient way to ensure that temperature checks are actually conducted and logged appropriately is to have these checks performed onsite at the entrance to your workplace. It is important to check as many people as possible that enter the workplace, including customers and visitors. Of course, not all businesses can expect to check the temperature of every customer or visitor, and in certain cases where a high volume of visitors are expected onsite, a business might consider establishing a meeting point for guests and visitors outside of the physical workplace. Risk tolerances vary, and this guidance does not apply to all businesses.