They've had announcements for employees to do an hourly temperature check of the refrigerator and freezer sections for decades. They make it an announcement over the louderspeaker so the customers can hear how dedicated they are to food safety. They can't afford for a refrigeration system to fail, and have customers take home improperly cooled food and get sick from it, so they do hourly checks.Went to the grocery store after Liturgy and when I began to checkout I heard, "Allright store associates, it's time for your HOURLY temperature check. Please report to ......"
I almost left all of my groceries at checkout because I'm not associating with this nonsense, but I haven't finalized buying from my local farmers yet and my garden isn't ready to harvest.
I live in a red state. A RED STATE!
Minutes after that, while walking out, a "scholar" cut in front of me while management chased him and his stolen groceries. Good times.
I don't think what you heard was them doing hourly checks of employees for a fever.