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Wegmans to begin 'wellness checks' for employees, rolling out temperature checks

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Wegmans announced Monday that it will begin conducting wellness checks for its employees at the beginning of their shifts, and will also be rolling out temperature checks at all of its stores.

At the beginning of an employee's shift, they'll be asked to answer a few questions about their health. The grocery chain says it will soon also have temperature checks.

Anyone exhibiting symptoms, or with a temperature of 100 degrees or higher, will be asked to go home (with pay) and contact their medical provider. Anyone who doesn’t have a doctor can take advantage of a telemedicine option for the care they need.

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The company also released its protocol for positive cases of the coronavirus in its employees:

The personal health information of our employees is private. At all times, we strive to protect the identity of our employees and respect their privacy, while still keeping everyone safe as we provide a vital service to our communities.
If an employee tests positive for COVID-19, we thoroughly investigate each situation in partnership with the local health department, as follows:
A triage team of experts has an immediate, in-depth conversation with the employee to offer support, determine when symptoms started and with whom they had close contact. If needed, we’ll also review schedules, time punches, and in-store video footage.
We connect with any employees who are determined to be at risk for the transmission of the virus, take them out of work, and pay them through our COVID Disability Paid Sick Leave for the length of their quarantine.
We provide information to the local health department to confirm who should be quarantined and for how long.
If it is determined there is a risk to the general public, we will partner with the local health departments to alert our people and customers.
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