NHRMC Transitioning to Self-Screening for Employees

May 15, 2020
As NHRMC transitions back to full-scale operations, the employee screeners from the Labor Pool will be returning to their regular positions. NHRMC continues to stress the importance of patient and safety and will transition to daily self-screening for all employees and providers beginning May 20. Employees are asked to complete by May 22 a NetLearning CBL (Computer-Based Learning) module on self-screening.

With community spread of COVID-19, NHRMC recommends that all system employees follow the CDC recommendations for self-monitoring/screening. The CDC recommends all healthcare workers should self-screen* for illness consistent with COVID-19 because all healthcare workers are at risk for unrecognized exposures. The purpose of self-screening/monitoring is to identify early signs of illness and symptoms and self-isolate at home to reduce the potential of transmission.

NHRMC is asking all employees/providers to self-monitor/screen at least one time a day prior to physically entering any building of the health system to comply with  CDC’s recommendations. For employees reporting to any NHRMC facilities, self-monitoring/screening should take place at least two hours prior to your scheduled shift.

Each time you come to work and/or clock-in, you are saying that you have not had any COVID19 symptoms in the last 24 hours

Self-Screening Standard Work


  1. Shortness of breath/difficulty breathing
  2. Cough
  3. Fever (100 degrees or higher) 
    1. If no thermometer is available, check for symptoms that could indicate a fever, such as chills and sweating, body aches, headache, weakness and skin that feels hot to the touch. 
  4. Chills/rigor/shivering
  5. Muscle pain
  6. New loss of taste or smell
  7. Vomiting/diarrhea
  8. Sore throat

If you have Symptoms

If you have a temperature > 100.0 OR fever symptoms if a thermometer is not available and/or other symptoms related to COVID-19, you will not come to work.
Please do the following:
  1. Let your manager/coordinator know that you are not coming to work
  2. Contact Employee Health Services for an assessment & next steps at (910) 667-7582 from 7 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. After hours, call (910) 685-3518.
  3. If your symptoms increase, or you feel you need to be seen prior to Employee Health notification, contact your primary care provider or Urgent Care. 
  4. Monitor your temperature/symptoms twice a day
  5. Practice social distancing 

If You Do Not Have Symptoms

Asymptomatic spread of COVID-19 is possible.

  1. Wash your hands frequently
  2. Follow social distancing precautions
  3. Wear your mask in public
  4. Do not congregate in large groups