This temporary directive regarding employee self-health assessment check prior to starting their work day and notification of exposure to COVID-19 is a necessary proactive measure to ensure the health of our employees, family, community and transported persons. It is also to conform with the directives of several of the clients we serve.

Effective immediately, until further notice, employees are required to check their bodily temperature* before starting work. The employee is to affirm that they do not have any symptoms such as; fever, temperature over 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit, cough, sore throat or any symptoms publicly announced to be associated with COVID-19. The employee must report to the Director of Operations any exposure to, close contact with, in confined area with a person known to have been infected with COVID-19.

The employee is affirming that this directive was followed by virtue of punching in/starting work for the day. The management team also follows this directive when they arrive at the office and follow the sign in procedure. Do not report to the office if you have any symptoms. The office has been thoroughly disinfected/sanitized and is to be considered a sterile environment.

Should the employee be ill or have symptoms of COVID-19, or other communicable illness, they are not to report for work and are to contact the Director of Operations immediately. Employee should follow the Center for Disease Control’s recommendation to self-isolate for 14 days and seek medical advice.

Directive Summary:

  • Take temperature before reporting to work, temperature must be under 100.4
  • Confirm no symptoms of illness such as, cough or sore throat, shortness of breath
  • Do not report to work if fever or symptoms present
  • Contact Director of Operations Immediately if unable to report to work
  • Self-Isolate for 14 days, seek medical advise
  • Notify Director of Operations if known exposure to someone with COVID-19

Additionally, employees need to report information to the Director of Operations of any jails, prisons, health care facilities or mental institutions regarding implementing procedures or directives that could affect our transport operations.

If an employee does not have a thermometer to check their temperature, please contact the Director of Operations. Please keep abreast of the latest information put out by Federal, State, Local governments and especially the Center for Disease Control.

*This directive is in accordance with The American Disabilities Act for Pandemic Preparation in the Workplace: During a pandemic, may an ADA-covered employer take its employees’ temperatures to determine whether they have a fever?

Generally, measuring an employee’s body temperature is a medical examination. If pandemic influenza symptoms become more severe than the seasonal flu or the H1N1 virus in the spring/summer of 2009, or if pandemic influenza becomes widespread in the community as assessed by state or local health authorities or the CDC, then employers may measure employees’ body temperature. However, employers should be aware that some people with influenza, including the 2009 H1N1 virus, do not have a fever.