Types of Temperature Check Signage
Aluminum Sign - These feature two sheets of aluminum (.008-in.), enveloping a solid polyethylene core; your design is direct-printed with UV inks. Install these weather-resistant, rust-proof signs on a wall, hang, or placed on a stand. Available in various shapes: square/rectangle, circle/oval, rounded corners, or custom. Learn More
A-Frame Sign - Our A-Frames are made of a thick, durable plastic and are available with a non-removable graphic (Standard) or removable graphic (Premium). UV-printed graphic with a matte laminate, so they work outdoors in just about any condition (indoors, too!) Learn More
Poster - Printed with vibrant and durable UV inks onto sturdy 24pt cardstock, in sizes up to 96 x 48 inches. Hang with Poster Snaps, Velcro tabs, or 3M Command strips; alternately, place on an easel or other freestanding display. Learn More
Plastic Sign - Made of high-quality rigid PVC, our plastic signs are available in sizes up to 48 x 96 inches, and in 3mm and 6mm thicknesses. Very versatile, they can be cut to an array of shapes and printed single- or double-sided with our UV inks. Hang these durable signs, mount against a wall, or place on an easel. Learn More
Yard Sign - Ideal for displaying in grassy areas and soil, our 4mm corrugated plastic yard signs are durable and weather-resistant. The vertical fluting enables you to use our optional wire ground stakes (standard or heavy-duty gauges available). Print single-sided or double-sided. Learn More
Foam Board Sign - A 5mm styrene foam core combined with a paper face on either side. Direct-printed with UV inks in sizes up to 96 x 48 inches; single-sided or double-sided. Quick and easy to display for interior uses. Learn More
Counter Cards - Designed to stand up on a table, desk, or countertop, counter cards are printed on foam board and attached to an easel back stand. Printed with abrasion-resistant UV inks, in sizes up to 25 x 21 inches. Learn More
Opaque Window Cling - Place a vibrant window cling on a store or business window, glass door, or other smooth surface. These easily removable, adhesive signage solutions are available in these shapes: square/rectangle, rounded corners, circle/oval, custom, and custom with border.Learn More
The sign types featured on this page are ones that are most commonly used for temperature check signage. However, we also offer additional signage that may be used for your needs. To see all of the signs we have to offer, check out our home page.
The Importance of Temperature Check Signs
By utilizing Temperature Check Signage, companies and organizations can quickly notify clients, guests, and employees that they must be screened for COVID-19 by having their temperature taken. Signage can also provide directional information to the testing area(s), as well as additional information related to the test. A typical screening process includes quickly having a person’s temperature taken. If a person’s temperature is satisfactory, he/she might receive a sticker signifying they are “clear” for the day. On the other hand, an employee screening positive might be sent home or possibly referred for additional screening; facility visitors might not be allowed inside the facility.
Where are Effective Locations for Temperature Check Signs?
One of the primary considerations in choosing where to locate Temperature Check Signage is high visibility for those entering the facility (or even prior to). Directional signage is also important, ensuring that clients, employees, and other visitors can find their way to a temperature check station. Here are just a few locations to consider:
1. Facility entrance/front door - An obvious location, and an important one, to alert visitors and employees before they step into your building that a temperature-check protocol is in effect. An opaque window cling on a glass front door or front window works well here, as does a posted aluminum sign or yard sign placed at the entrance.
2. Parking lot/grounds - Placing signage in the parking lot or on the exterior grounds near the main and secondary entrances can help ensure visitors and employees are aware up-front that their temperature will be taken prior to admittance. For instance: yard signs installed on the grass leading up to your entryway, or A-frames strategically placed in the parking lot area. And if you’re sending people to an alternative entrance for temperature-checks, you can use these signs to point the way.
3. Lobby - You’ll most likely utilize directional signage here, leading visitors and others to your “temperature checkpoint.” Counter cards set on the lobby desk, foamboard signage placed on an easel, and posters adhered to the lobby backdrop all function well here.
4. Employee common area(s) - Here, you can place reminder signage as well as directional/information signs, which can take the form of posters, counter cards, foamboard, and aluminum and plastic signage.
5. Interior walls - Placing Temperature Screening This Way signage on interior walls throughout your facility will help ensure that visitors (as well as employees) can more quickly find your temperature screening station. Mount or hang aluminum or plastic signs on interior walls, or use foam board set on easels.
6. Front windows/glass - Opaque window clings can serve to colorfully announce that all visitors must be temperature-screened, and also direct folks to the temperature screening station.
7. Elevator/stairwell - Don’t neglect these spaces, which provide opportunities for additional signage. Aluminum signs or plastic signs placed inside elevators and in stairwells can provide directions to screening areas.
CDC Resources for Businesses & Employers
The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) has established a page on cdc.gov specifically to help businesses and employers plan, prepare, and respond to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Its “Interim Guidance” document is regularly updated, and provides tips and information for reducing transmission among employees, maintaining healthy business operations, and maintaining a health work environment. Cleaning and disinfecting recommendations for businesses and their employees are also available on this page.