Walmart Introduces To Test Store Workers For COVID-19 Before Shifts

By John F. Heerdink, Jr.

Reportedly, Walmart Stores, Inc. (WMT) is set to start taking the temperature of its employees before the start of their shift along with basic health-related screening questions as to safety measures amid the rapidly growing Coronavirus. The company plans to send infrared thermometers to all locations over the next week or two along with gloves and face masks for workers.

Earlier, Walmart had announced pay hikes and cash incentives to daily wage workers along with cutting back on store hours for cleaning outlets.

“We remain focused on the health and safety of our associates,” stated Walmart U.S. Chief Executive Officer John Furner in a blog post.

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(Read Original Story: Walmart steps up worker safety measures, starts temperature checks for employees in Reuters)


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