"the nation's largest private employer is now taking additional steps to prevent its nearly 1.5 million employees from getting sick — and telling them to stay home if they are.
If an employee has a temperature of over 100 degrees, they will be sent home for at least three days and possibly advised to seek medical treatment. Walmart said employees sent home will be paid for reporting to work.
Walmart emphasized that employees should never feel obligated to come to work if they feel unwell or have any of the symptoms of the virus, such as coughing, aches or breathing issues — without fear of losing their jobs.
The new guidance from the nation's largest grocery store comes at the same time as "essential" workers across the country are striking to demand improved health and safety measures during the coronavirus outbreak."