Rockland County business owner advocates for fever checks prior to entering stores

A Food Fair owner is seeking approval for temperature monitoring before entering shared spaces.

News 12 Staff

May 19, 2020, 9:43 PM

Updated 1,469 days ago

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A Food Fair owner is seeking approval for temperature monitoring before entering shared spaces.
Several county residents agree with the gesture.
”I would feel safer knowing we're keeping people safe,” says a Haverstraw resident named Jessie.
Others say if people are sick they should remain at home.
Food Fair owner Oswaldo Carrera believes it’s an added safety precaution given the state of the pandemic.
"Protective gear, hand sanitizer, and gloves at the entrance. We do the best we can to protect everybody...,” says Carrera. “If we're able to check everybody's temperature, it will be for the well-being of everybody."
State Sen. David Carlucci is proposing legislation that would allow and protect businesses that want to monitor temperatures. The establishments would have the option to do so, although it would not be mandatory or a requirement.
"I'm not claiming that this will eliminate COVID-19 from the face of the planet. However, it will be another mechanism available to keep our communities safe and prevent the spread of this disease," says Carlucci.
In the event a customer does have a fever of 100.4 or higher, the business would be required to help retrieve the items needed.
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