Meijer implements daily health screenings for employees

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Meijer is screening its employees for signs of COVID-19.

The Walker-based retail company recently began implementing daily health screenings for team members reporting to work at all its stores and facilities to protect against the spread of COVID-19.

“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,” Meijer President and CEO Rick Keyes said. “We appreciate their amazing work, and we are focused on making sure we’re providing a healthy working environment for them.”

Upon arrival to work, employees will have their temperatures taken and must complete a health assessment questionnaire. If the team member passes all screening questions and does not have an elevated temperature, they have passed the screening and can begin working their shift.

Employees who indicate they 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 their travel or contact.

Employees ineligible to work due to symptoms will be encouraged to connect with TeleMed or their health care provider if symptoms increase. Those who’ve already been directed to stay home by a doctor or health authority are eligible for the Meijer COVID-19 Pay Continuation Program.

“As we navigate these challenging times, we will continue to look for ways to ensure our stores provide the safest shopping environment possible,” Keyes said. “Nothing is more important than keeping our team members and customers safe.”

Meijer also is asking its customers to limit the number of shoppers who come to the store on each trip, while understanding that some customers may need additional assistance.

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