13 April 2020 – Policy Brief

On the usefulness of temperature screening in public and private buildings

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Executive summary

Thermal screening is not useful, at least not as a standalone-measure. This conclusion is based on insights into the course of the COVID-19 disease and on existing literature.

Date of request: 8/4/2020
Date of response: 13/4/2020

In response to request from: Brigitte Meier, BAG

Comment on planned updates:

Expert groups and individuals involved: Clinical care (Manuel Battegay), Infection prevention and control (Sarah Tschudin-Sutter)

Contact persons: Martin Ackermann, Martin.Ackermann@env.ethz.ch