Indiana State University has started a daily online health assessment for students, faculty, and staff that’s designed to help officials respond quickly to potential impacts of COVID-19.
The survey, called the Sycamore Symptom Assessment, gives one of two replies: “Cleared” or “NOT Cleared.” Those who are not cleared are ineligible to attend in-person class, work, or activities on campus that day. An ISU contact tracer will reach out to people who are not cleared.
Certain areas on campus, or events, may require students and employees to be cleared in order to enter. These include the Student Recreation Center, Sycamore Dining, and student events.
A daily 3 a.m. email will remind students, faculty, and staff to take the assessment survey.
The ISU Contact Tracing team will use the data to help prevent the spread of infectious disease by identifying individuals who may have been exposed to COVID-19. Information provided in the survey and to contact tracers is confidential.
“This is an important part of ISU’s effort to protect the ISU community during the COVID-19 pandemic and keep our Sycamore family healthy,” said Andy Morgan, Interim Vice President of Student Affairs.