Featured Post# Fitness and Wellness Centers, # Community Organizations
Byon April 23, 2020
CDC is out with advice on temperature screening for Dialysis Centers and for Homeless Shelters. How do we adapt this advice to community centers and gyms? While these articles have the basic tips on using no-touch temporal thermometers (hint: do not use your mom’s old “under the tongue” thermometer) as well as some good advice on handling people who show up with a fever (another hint: advise folks to take their own temperature before showing up), the guidelines are less helpful when it comes to the operational aspects of the screening process.
So we polled our clients who are in the midst of figuring out their protocols and knowing everyone likes a good checklist, we broke them down into three groups:
Your state will direct you on the use of gloves, masks, and sneeze-guards. And they may be more or less specific on front door screening. But it’s important for all of us to remember, proper screening is not just about reopening, it’s about squashing the spread of a virus in our facilities.
We’ve all been through TSA lines at the airport. Let’s not let our facilities become a similar source of frustration. Set expectations early and often, separate screening from check-in, and monitor that staff are not waiving people through. In addition to protecting your members and staff, your business may depend on your documentation when the health inspectors arrive. Contact Welld Health today at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about our support for reopning.