[MCOH-EH] Temperature screening of employees

Allen Kraut Allen.Kraut at umanitoba.ca
Fri Feb 26 11:53:36 PST 2021

WE found that temperature screening was not very good and stopped doing it a while ago.

Allen Kraut MD, FRCPC
Medical Director, Occupational Health
Winnipeg Regional Health Authority Integrated Sites
Associate Professor
Departments of Internal Medicine and
    Community Health Sciences
Max Rady College of Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences
University of Manitoba
260 Brodie Center
727 McDermot Ave,
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3E 3P5

Phone 204-789-3294
Fax 204-789-3905
e-mail allen.kraut at umanitoba.ca
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Based on CMS standards, we have been performing temperature screening for our staff daily at the entrances to all of our facilities.  None of those involved in putting this in place feel strongly that it provides any useful information.  Wondering how the rest of you are handling this and if there has been any interaction with CMS recently about whether we could remove temperature screening and just do symptom surveys daily, particularly since we have now been able to vaccinate the majority of our staff.  We have an app that employees use to get clearance and show the result when they enter daily, and would plan to keep that in place indefinitely.  Temperature screening slows down the process and is a major dissatisfier, particularly at shift changes.

Appreciate your responses and insight!

Laura L Radke, MD

Medical Director, F&MCW Occupational Health Services

Phone:  262-253-8197  | Fax:  262-253-5152 Cell Phone:  414-530-0723

E-mail: laura.radke at froedtert.com<mailto:laura.radke at froedtert.com>

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