HR Tip of the Week: Should Employers Implement Testing for COVID-19?
The CDC has issued guidance describing 5 scenarios in which testing employees for COVID-19 might be effective or appropriate. “Testing is most appropriate in areas where there is moderate to substantial community transmission of COVID-19 and at workplaces where employees are in close contact with each other or the public,” the CDC said. It recommends that employers be strategic about testing and have a plan for responding to positive tests. The CDC recommends the following:
The applicability of these recommendations vary depending on the nature of the employer’s business and operations. Employers should focus first on symptomatic and exposed employees while building a broader testing strategy as needed.