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Can I ask my employees to get COVID-19 testing before going back to work?

According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), employers are allowed to ask about coronavirus-related symptoms and take temperatures of employees before bringing them back to work.

The EEOC also permits employers to make COVID-19 testing mandatory for employees before entering work. It is important to note that any mandatory medical test of employees must be “job related and consistent with business necessity”, according to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Source: EEOC

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