FDA Guidance Aims to Accelerate Availability of COVID-19 Tests

On March 16, 2020, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) issued new guidance aimed at accelerating the availability of COVID-19 diagnostic tests developed by laboratories and commercial manufacturers. The guidance, which took immediate effect upon release, contains recommendations for clinical laboratories and commercial manufacturers regarding development of diagnostic tests for COVID-19 during the current public health emergency.

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Coronavirus Testing—Issues for Employers Reaching for Thermometer

By Jonathan Segal

Employers need to apply a measured approach to the new coronavirus. Some employers are considering measuring the temperatures of their employees before they report to work, since a fever may be a symptom of the coronavirus.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines a fever as 100.4°F/38°C or higher.

The following is a checklist of some of the more salient issues employers need to consider in determining whether to temperature test their employees. Continue reading “Coronavirus Testing—Issues for Employers Reaching for Thermometer”

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