Trenton, N.J. – Starting Monday, July 27, 2020, employees and visitors must undergo temperature screening before they enter City Hall. The additional COVID-19 precautions will be in place until further notice.
On-site temperature checks will be conducted using an infrared thermometer or similar non-contact device. Visitors will also be required to answer related questions on-site, but employees may answer questions on a self-assessment form and certify their responses prior to beginning their workday. Employees should not report to work if they are having any COVID-19 symptoms.
If a person being screened answers all the questions in the negative, that person may proceed to the temperature check. However, if the employee or visitor answers any of the questions in the affirmative, that person will be denied admittance to the building.
If an employee or visitor has a temperature of 100.4 degrees or higher, that person may be checked again. If the second reading is less than 100.4 degrees, the person may be admitted in the building. If an employee or visitor has a temperature of 100.4 degrees or higher after two checks, that person will not be allowed to proceed past the temperature checkpoint.
These procedures do not guarantee that the city buildings or offices will be free of the COVID-19 virus, but it is the best way to minimize the risk of spreading the virus in city facilities.