Governor Cuomo's Executive Order grants commercial building owners and retail store owners the ability to conduct temperature screenings

As New York enters a new phase of the COVID-19 pandemic and New York businesses are beginning to reopen, New York is taking steps and providing tools to employers in an attempt to mitigate further spread of COVID-19.

On Saturday June 6, 2020, Governor Cuomo issued an Executive Order (Order) expressly granting commercial building owners and retail store owners (Operators) discretion to conduct temperature screenings for COVID-19 through July 6, 2020 and deny entry to any individual who refuses to be screened, or who has a temperature in excess of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit. The Order releases liability* of such Operators under New York law so long as the temperature screenings are administered non-discriminatorily and in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, and either the New York State or New York City Human Rights Law.

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