On Nov. 4, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued updated infection control guidance for the COVID-19 pandemic. It provides additional options for screening employees and visitors for COVID-19 – including implementing a system for employees to take their temperature prior to arrival at the facility and report the absence of fever and other COVID-19 symptoms electronically.
The updated guidance also:
- Provides information on factors that could impact thermometer readings
- Provides resources for evaluating and managing ventilation systems in healthcare facilities
- Links to frequently asked questions about the use of personal protective equipment