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Use of Health Check App for all Employees Begins This Week

Re: Use of Health Check App for all Employees Begins This Week
To: Staff and faculty
August 3, 2020
 
Dear Campus Community,
 
Monitoring our health and making sure we don’t come to campus with any COVID symptoms is one of our best ways to minimize the spread of COVID-19.
 
The UC Merced Health Check application is being rolled out in phases and our next deployment will be for all campus employees (faculty and staff) on Tuesday Aug. 4. All UC Merced employees will begin receiving the “UC Merced Health Check Daily Check-In” email in their inbox and through a user-friendly mobile app. Instructions for how to use and respond to either option can be found here .
 
Every day at 6 a.m., you will receive the email and/or mobile notification, prompting to you report your symptom status. Responding daily is important for us as a campus community to ensure safety for everyone, and to provide instructions in case you are showing COVID-19 symptoms and need assistance.
 
Additionally, we will offer a form that allows individuals who may not have been able to utilize the Health Check Daily Check-In to attest that they have not had symptoms within the last 14 days nor been exposed to a COVID-19 positive individual. The form will be available online by Wednesday, Aug. 5.
 
Please note that receipt of these notifications is NOT clearance for employees to report back to UC Merced locations. Only employees who have been designated by their respective vice chancellor to work on site are allowed to access campus facilities at this time.
 
The COVID Response Center will monitor responses and acknowledgement of compliance with daily health screening, so we encourage you to respond daily with your self-assessment. More information regarding the UC Merced Health Check application is located on the Campus Ready website.
 
Any questions can be directed the COVID Response Center at COVIDResponseCtr@ucmerced.edu . An FAQ about the app will be posted this week on the Campus Ready site, so please check back regularly.
 
Andrew Boyd
Chief Resilience Officer