Walmart will start taking employees’ temperatures when they report to work and tell them to stay home or seek medical care if they have a fever of at least 100 degrees.
The retailer also said it has ordered masks for employees and will offer masks and gloves for them to wear, if they choose.
Walmart is shipping infrared thermometers to all stores, distribution centers and fulfillment centers, which could take up to three weeks. Walmart’s executive vice president of corporate affairs, Dan Bartlett, said Tuesday that temperature-taking will begin at distribution centers and fulfillment centers and in coronavirus hotspots, such as New York and Louisiana.
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