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04/03/2020

Meijer doing daily temperature checks, health screenings of. employees

Marianne Wilson
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Meijer joins the growing list of retailers checking the temperature of its employees to protect against the spread of COVID-19 and ensure a safe work environment.

Employees who work at all Meijer’s stores and facilities will, upon arriving, have their temperature taken and complete a health assessment questionnaire. If the associate passes all screening questions and does not have an elevated temperature, they can begin working their shift. 

Employees who have traveled internationally within the past 14 days or have been notified they had contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 will not be allowed to work for 14 days from the date of travel or contact. 

"Our team members are the heart and soul of Meijer and are working hard every day to keep our shelves stocked and ensure our customers have what they need for their families," said Rick Keys, president and CEO, Meijer, which operates 248 supercenters and grocery stores in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Wisconsin.” As we navigate these challenging times, we will continue to look for ways to ensure our stores provide the safest shopping environment possible. Nothing is more important than keeping our team members and customers safe."