Yesterday, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released an updated federal guidance for all US employers. With several states across the country seemingly preparing to reopen much of their economy, the EEOC has clarified and expanded upon its prior guidance. With the stipulation that testing must be “job-related and consistent with business necessity,” as well as “accurate and reliable,” employers may decide to test workers for COVID-19 prior to their entering the workspace. Previously released guidance also gave the go-ahead for alternative screenings—including measuring employee temperatures, but this new guidance states without question that employers are allowed to take the temperature of employees, but that information must be kept with the highest confidentiality. You can read the entire updated guidance here.