Walmart to take temp of workers, provide masks and gloves to slow spread of COVID-19

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Bentonville, AR - Walmart on Tuesday announced additional steps to be taken in stores to keep the public and workers safe in the COVID-19 pandemic.

Walmart said associates will be asked basic health questions before their shift and have their temperatures taken.

Anyone with a temperature of 100 degrees will be paid for reporting to work and asked to go back home. A news release states those employees would not be able to return to work until they were fever-free for at least 3 days.

The news release says Walmart is working to send infrared thermometers to all locations. That process could take up to 3 weeks.