Temperature Checks May Not Catch COVID-19, But Experts Say They Play an Important Role

Published November 12, 2020

An article on Yahoo! on how effective temperature checks are in detecting COVID-19 quotes John A. Sellick Jr., DO, professor of medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases. “Part of the screenings is legally driven — in New York, we have no choice but to do this,” he says. “But there are hospitals around the country who don’t do temperature screenings for exactly these reasons. … People who know they’re going to get screened may stay home if they think they’re sick or have a fever,” Sellick says. “In that case, the screening did exactly what it was supposed to do, which is to keep people who are sick at home.” It was reprinted on MSN.