MTA: Employees to have temperatures checked before start of shift

The MTA is making changes hoping to keep their workers and commuters safe.

News 12 Staff

Apr 10, 2020, 10:02 AM

Updated 1,505 days ago

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The MTA is making changes hoping to keep their workers and commuters safe.
Medically trained personnel will be taking MTA employees temperatures every day when they report to work in locations throughout the city.
The initiative started at seven sites last month, and now is being deployed systemwide at 22 locations across the city.
The MTA says the medical team will check the temperatures using thermal scan thermometers on foreheads.
News 12 is told anyone with temperature of 100.4 degrees or higher will be sent home and advised to seek medical guidance.
At least 41 workers have lost their lives to the coronavirus, 1,500 employees have tested positive and thousands have called out sick.
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The MTA Temperature Brigade consists of members across the MTA, including NYC Transit Safety and Security, LIRR fire marshals and several others who have been medically trained. The goal is to help reduce the risk for everyone as hundreds of essentials workers are depending on the city’s transit system.
Since the beginning of the battle against COVID-19, MTA heads say their priority has been providing workers with protective equipment on a daily basis.
So far, they’ve tested more than 2,000 employees a day.
 
 


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