Re: Daily Health Check-In
To: All staff and faculty
Aug. 12, 2020
Dear Campus Community,
UC Merced Daily Health Check-In is an easy way to ensure we don’t come to campus with coronavirus symptoms. It is a crucial part of the university’s efforts to minimize the spread of COVID-19.
We have received questions about the use of Daily Health Check-In, which was rolled out to all faculty and staff last week. Here are some answers:
- Every employee must respond to Daily Health Check-In seven days a week, even if the employee is not scheduled to work that day. Faculty and staff receive a notification in the early morning via their email inbox or mobile app . You need only respond on one platform. Compliance is required each morning and monitored.
If you plan to be at a campus facility that day:
- Review the list of symptoms and answer “yes” or “no” to the questions. You will get a follow-up email confirming your answer has been received. If you answered incorrectly and need to change your response, please contact the COVID Response Center at COVIDResponseCtr@ucmerced.edu .
- Please respond with an understanding of your baseline health conditions. If you have allergies, for example, and sneezing or coughing are “normal” conditions, these should not be considered new, reportable COVID symptoms.
- If you develop symptoms during your shift, please respond accordingly and notify your supervisor that you need to leave campus. You can either contact the COVID Response Center directly or respond to the next morning’s Daily Health Check-In with a positive result for symptoms.
If you don’t plan to be on-site for 14 days, including the day of the notification:
- Click or tap “Not Scheduled to Be On-site.” This does not affect whether you get further notifications; you will continue to receive them daily.
More information about Daily Health Check-In can be found on the Campus Ready website. Any questions can be directed to the COVID Response Center at COVIDResponseCtr@ucmerced.edu .
Take care and stay safe,
Chief Resilience Officer