Temperature Checks at Kroger to Keep Workers Healthy and Well

Our members are working tirelessly to help families in our communities get the essential food and supplies they need. And we’re working to ensure that food workers have the resources and job protections you need.

Our members should be safe and healthy on the job, and additional workplace measures will help to ensure that. If you work in a Kroger store, your temperature will be checked prior to your shift. Temperatures will be taken using a digital, non-contact thermometer, in a private location, out of view of other workers and customers, and where conversations cannot be heard by others. Anyone with a temperature reading over 100.4°F will be sent home immediately. If your temperature is over 100.4°F, you will be paid for the rest of your shift that day. You should seek advice from a healthcare professional, if you believe you might have contracted the COVID-19 virus or are suffering from any other condition that requires medical attention.

You must be fever-free for 72 hours before returning to work. Additional time off work after the first day is unpaid unless you choose to utilize other paid time off.

To prevent the infection and spread of COVID-19, wash your hands frequently, do not touch your face (e.g., eyes, nose or mouth), cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing, maintain a distance from others (at least 6 ft.), and wear a face mask. 

Should you have any questions or need more information, please contact your Union Representative.