Mercer University has partnered with #CampusClear and Ivy.ai to roll out a free smartphone application that allows users to conduct daily COVID-19 symptom checks. The app is available for use on iOS and Android devices.
Daily self-monitoring for COVID-19 symptoms is part of the University’s multifaceted plan to stem the spread of the virus as students, faculty and staff return to campus for the fall semester. The plan also includes access to an on-campus COVID-19 testing laboratory in Macon and public health measures such as requiring face masks, social distancing and increased sanitization.
Self-screening with the app is easy, intuitive, and actionable. It takes less than 10 seconds to self-screen and end-user privacy is protected via encryption and two-factor authentication.
Faculty members and supervisors may require students and employees to show that they have completed the self-screening through the #CampusClear app before being admitted to class or the workplace. If a user registers no symptoms, a “FastPass” is displayed on the screen, indicating that they are symptom-free and clear to attend class or work. If a predetermined set of symptoms are checked by the user, the app will return a screen instructing them to stay at home and immediately contact the Student Health Center hotline — (478) 301-7425 — to be assessed.