Across the country, the slow process of reopening businesses is starting to get underway. While the COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on the way we live our lives, there will undoubtedly be a time in the not-so-distant future where businesses of all shapes and sizes are able to reopen and offer services to customers.
With that being said, there are several factors that large-scale businesses who regularly attract a high number of guests are going to have to take into consideration. Businesses such as zoos, amusement parks, shopping malls, aquariums, museums, art galleries, and more will need to ensure (to the best of their ability) that their employees and visitors are healthy and safe.
Why hiring a screener makes sense
If you’re the owner, manager, or otherwise involved at the top level with the aforementioned businesses, we strongly suggest that consider hiring COVID-19 screeners once you’re give the green light to reopen. Here’s how it works: the hired individuals are stationed at the entrance(s) to your business and use a no-contact infrared thermometer to check the temperature of anyone who enters. They will also ask a brief series of questions about other potential symptoms, and if they deem that someone could potentially be a carrier of COVID-19, you can choose to not let them into your business (this is, of course, at the discretion of the business owner.
This practice has already been put into motion by various businesses across the country – including T&T Supermarkets – and the response has been overwhelmingly positive from both employees and customers alike. By hiring screeners for your business, you’re making it clear that the health and safety of your employees and customers is very important to you. And with COVID-19 requiring everyone to embrace the ‘new normal’ – that is, increased social distancing and symptom-checking methods on a regular basis – screeners are going to become a part of everyday life once businesses begin to open en masse, especially in businesses that attract large numbers of guests regularly. Not sure how many screeners you should hire? See the chart below for estimates:
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RPI Consulting Group’s team of dedicated Account Managers can set you and your business up with experienced healthcare professionals – including registered practical nurses (RPNs) – to screen for COVID-19 symptoms at your business. Simply get in touch with us via one of the methods below, and you’ll be connected with an expert who will ask you a series of questions and gauge the needs of your business. Get in touch with us today, and ensure that your business is prepared for when you reopen.
Phone: 416-850-9809; Toll-Free: 1-866-505-3383