Board Converting News, June 15, 2020

To Test Or Not To Test: Taking Temps And Antibody Testing For COVID-19 BY JOEL GREENWALD As many businesses are preparing to reopen their doors, employers are increasingly considering COVID-19 test-

ing as a strategy to try to keep their employees safe from exposure to COVID-19 in the workplace. Employee testing promises the alluring notion that with the right tests, employers can correctly identi- fy individuals “safe” enough to allow back to work and exclude those who

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pose a health risk to themselves and to others. Also ap- pealing is the new notion of issuing “immunity passports” to employees who test positive for COVID-19 antibodies. For public-facing companies especially, the ability to ad- vertise that one’s workforce is “immune” could be a selling point. The unfortunate reality is that employee testing may be logistically and legally complicated, and can come with numerous risks to employers. Because serious questions surround COVID-19 tests’ current efficacy, accuracy and re- liability, important personnel decisions could be made on flawed or incomplete information. Also, requiring employ- CONTINUED ON PAGE 32

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