County commissioners hired Hempfield-based Amerisafe Group to conduct safety screenings at the county’s 911 center in an effort to keep staff with coronavirus symptoms out of the building. County officials expanded the program to include the courthouse.
Officials reported no issues as the screenings started Wednesday at the courthouse. About 150 employees who were not furloughed during the pandemic lined up shortly before 8:30 a.m. in front of the building for the temperature tests.
Every person who enters the courthouse is asked if they have been recently out of the country or in contact with someone diagnosed with the coronavirus. A digital thermometer then is placed on their forehead to record their temperature. Anyone with a fever is prohibited from entering.
No one during the first two days of the program was turned away, said Westmoreland County Park Police Chief Henry Fontana.