UPS asks employees to self-monitor temperatures

UPS is asking its employees to self-monitor their temperatures and any symptoms such as a cough or body aches.

The company said that asking workers to perform "self-checks" at home before going to work allows them to determine if they have a temperature before arriving at UPS facilities and preserves their privacy.

“If they do have symptoms, we don’t want them to come to work,” UPS said in a written statement.

The company also has a policy to provide up to 10 days of paid leave for any employee diagnosed with the coronavirus, or who is required to quarantine.

Some other companies, including Walmart and Amazon, are taking employees' temperatures at the start of shifts amid the coronavirus pandemic. Delta Air Lines is taking employees' temperatures at its Atlanta headquarters to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

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