Elon launches daily Health Screening App for all students, faculty and staff

Members of the campus community are asked to use the tool daily as a way to track their health and determine their level of risk during the COVID-19 pandemic. The tool does not gather any personal information.

To help promote a healthy and safe environment on campus this fall, Elon has launched an online health screening app that all students, faculty and staff are asked to use daily.

The web-based app offers a daily self-checkup so all members of the campus community can monitor their own health. Now more than ever, the health of each individual at Elon impacts the entire campus community, with the health screening app providing another tool to reduce risk.

“The health screening app should become part of the daily routine for all students, faculty and staff this fall as we each pay closer attention to any changes in our own health,” said Jeff Stein, vice president for strategic initiatives and chair of the Ready & Resilient Committee. “This tool will help keep our personal and community health at the top of our minds this fall as we look to reduce risk and promote safety.”

Available at www.elon.edu/rrhealthscreen, the app asks you whether you have felt sick, feverish or unwell during the last 24 hours, including any new symptoms, such as a cough, sore throats, shortness of breath or trouble breathing. The app also asks if you have been in close contact with a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19, or if you have been diagnosed with COVID-19.

The app then reports next steps. Those who report feeling sick, having symptoms or having been exposed are then advised to stay at home, not go to class or work, and to contact a health care provider. Students with a high level of COVID-19 risk should call Student Health Services at 336-278-7230. After hours, follow the guidance on Student Health Services website. Faculty and Staff with a high level of COVID-19 risk should contact your healthcare provider or Faculty/Staff Health & Wellness Clinic, if you do not have another health care provider.

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The app is for self-screening purposes only and is not a diagnostic tool or substitute for medical advice. Additionally, the app does not collect the data of users and the university will not receive or access any information from the app. The web page does not track, request or collect a user’s name or responses.

More information about the Health Screening App is available here. For more details about Elon’s Ready & Resilient plan for the 2020-21 academic year, visit www.elon.edu/rr.