As you and your employees return to the office, you may be considering whether to adopt Covid-19 testing or mandatory temperature checks and health surveys. Tread lightly–especially if you’re planning to require Covid-19 testing. Businesses must comply with a raft of health regulations and protect employee privacy.
In April, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the U.S. Department of Labor authorized the practice of collecting medical information such as taking temperatures. The government also approved conducting Covid-19 tests in the workplace, which employers typically couldn’t do.