Contact tracing could become a regular part of office life. Here’s how it will work

March 30, 2021

As more workers return to the office, companies are considering ways to track their employees to help prevent the spread of coronavirus among their workforce.

“Employers are trying to understand how they reopen, and it’s going to vary by different companies,” said Todd Lohr, principal, digital enablement leader at KPMG. “They look at contact tracing as one of the elements for how you can manage bringing people back in a safe and measured way.”
Companies may require you to check-in before entering the building, he said. That could mean being subject to a daily temperature check. Or answering a set of questions every morning like: Have you been diagnosed in the last 24 hours? Are you experiencing any Covid-19 symptoms? Have you been potentially exposed?

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