Late last week, the County of Fresno Department of Public Health
released an Order requiring all
employers to conduct a daily screening of their employees for
febrile respiratory illness. This order requires employers to “exclude from
work all employees that report symptoms of febrile respiratory illness for
seven days from the day that they are identified as having symptoms.” It also
requires employers to direct employees excluded from work to isolate at home
and notify close contacts to quarantine themselves.
To assist in complying with this order, the Fresno County Department of Public Health also provided a screening checklist. There are separate checklists for non-medical employers and medical employers. Both of these checklists direct employers to screen both employees and visitors, and to conduct this screening at the beginning and end of the day. We recommend that you include a signature line at the bottom of the checklist for the employee’s name, signature, date, and time it was filled out.
You might consider providing the Fresno County Department of Public Health order to employees along with instructions for completing this screening. Additionally, the CDC has provided posters that employers can use, including posters that highlight the symptoms of febrile respiratory illness and that direct visitors with symptoms to contact an office manager.
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