United Airlines Makes Fever Thermometers a Mandatory Uniform Item

By Kurt Stolz on 26 June 2020
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United Airlines said it would require crewmembers to carry with them a personal fever thermometer to facilitate their individual wellness checks each day.

“The thermometer is part of our self-assessment requirements in our continued efforts to help ensure a safe travel experience for our customers and employees,” the airline said in a statement.

Airlines began to roll out temperature and wellness checks in April, after flying plummeted amidst the pandemic.

The Chicago-based airline recently added the wellness self-assessments and temperature checks for all employees.

Last week, the carrier announced it would require a health self-assessment requirement as part of the check-in process for all passengers.The assessment was prepared in part by the Cleveland Clinic, United’s healthcare partner in its CleanPlus program that addresses aircraft and airport cleanliness and disinfection amidst the novel coronavirus pandemic.

United was the first U.S. airline to require this type of wellness check before flying.

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