Among the CDC’s recommendations for safety guidelines for reopening child care centers, are the monitoring of staff and youth temperatures throughout the day:
“If feasible, conduct daily health checks (e.g. temperature screening and/or symptoms checking) of staff and students safely, respectfully, as well as in accordance with any applicable privacy laws or regulation…”
- CDC Activities and Initiatives Supporting the COVID-19 Response and the President’s Plan for Opening America Up Again May 2020:
Best practice indicates taking temperatures utilizing no-touch, scanning thermometers. Below are recommendations:
- MSN Best Products-10 Best No Touch Thermometers
- Forehead Thermometer Ratings*
* This particular model (AICARE Medical Infrared Thermometer) is in use by a current essential childcare center.