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Kearny Mesa grocery implements temperature readings for customers

Posted at 4:53 PM, May 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-12 21:24:25-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Another check of our new normal is playing out in for the form of temperature checks outside an Asian grocery in Kearny Mesa.

Outside of Zion Market, shoppers donned masks, but that wasn't quiet enough. Owners of the Korean market recently began requiring temperature checks. 100.4 degrees is the cutoff.

The effectiveness of the type of measure is unknown. Estimates of those who are COVID-19 positive but asymptomatic range from 18% to 30%. But increasingly, it's been used as an added safeguard.

County officials recently mandated temperature checks as part of the reopening of golf courses. At restaurants that have reopened for dining across the country, thermometers are becoming a more common sight.

In state guidelines released Tuesday, restaurants are asked to 'screen customers' for symptoms. Though the recommendations doesn't specifically say temperature scans, they appear to fit the definition of 'screening.'