Bill Would Allow Businesses to Perform Temperature Checks

Bill Would Allow Businesses to Perform Temperature Checks

When pandemic shutdown orders are lifted, how will customers move about retail spaces?

Businesses would be allowed to take the temperature of workers, customers and vendors prior to entering if a bill backed by Sen. David Carlucci becomes law.

The bill would allow for non-invasive temperature taking at entryways of businesses and allow a business to remove a person if their temperature is found to be above 100.4 degrees.

The bill would also customers to have an alternative way of receiving products and services if remove becomes necessary. Business who are performing temperature checks would be required to post signs about the screening procedure.

“We must give our businesses every tool to protect their customers and employees,” Carlucci said. “Taking a person’s temperature before they enter an establishment is a simple way to identify a potential symptom of COVID-19 and help limit it’s spread.”

Non-essential businesses in New York have been shuttered since March in order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

The order could start to relax in some regions of the state on May 15, with construction and manufacturing sectors being allowed to re-open first.