As coronavirus cases grow, some of the largest US employers including Walmart and Amazon turn to thermometers as detection tool
Customer Deanna Arthur of Alhambra has her temperature taken by Sophia Huang, a supervisor at Sichuan Impression restaurant in Alhambra.
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The nation’s largest employers are turning to thermometers as a new line of defense against the coronavirus.
At Walmart and Amazon facilities across the country, hundreds of thousands of employees will soon get their temperature taken when they report to work. Home Depot is giving its employees thermometers and asking them to check for a fever at home. Starbucks is sending thermometers to stores to allow employees to do voluntary self-monitoring. And grocery delivery company Instacart is distributing a health and safety kit to its contract workers, including a reusable cloth face mask, hand sanitizer and thermometer.