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Screening & Health Checks

Updated: Friday, Sept. 4, 2020

Students, faculty, and staff are required to conduct daily self-screening of COVID-19 symptoms using CampusClear, an electronic symptom tracking tool, prior to reporting to campus for the first time, and for all subsequent campus visits. The database of symptom tracking results will be stored electronically, and accessible only by those with HIPAA restricted authorization. 

CampusClear Symptom Tracking Tool

CampusClear can be easily used as a smartphone application (Apple App StoreAndroid Play Store), a web interface, and a voice call-in version (732-263-5910). Instructions for all three methods can be found on MyMU.

Students, faculty, and staff should register using your Monmouth University email for the application and web methods. If you have any problems with installing or understanding CampusClear, please contact the Information Management Help Desk at 732-923-4357 (HELP) or e-mail: helpdesk@monmouth.edu.

Using CampusClear

Based on a symptom questionnaire each user will receive a “cleared” or “not cleared” message. The software will provide the user with a “cleared” indicator, which can be displayed on a cell phone, if no symptoms are present. 

Students will be asked to display the “cleared” indicator on their cell phone prior to moving into residence halls. 

Students with “not cleared” indicators should not come to campus until consultation with a health care provider. 

Faculty and staff will be asked to use the electronic symptom tracking tool prior to coming back to campus for the first time, and before each subsequent visit to campus.  

Alternate options, which may include hard copy questionnaires, will be provided for persons who do not have access to the electronic technology.

Visitors to campus will be restricted to certain areas such as Admission for prospective students/families or Athletics for visiting teams or other campus areas as determined by University leadership.  All visitors must complete a Monmouth University COVID-19 symptom electronic or hard-copy questionnaire prior to arrival.  In order to minimize visitors to campus, University personnel and their constituents are being directed to utilize Zoom as the preferred platform to hold meetings. 

While on Campus 

Students will be asked to use the CampusClear electronic symptom tracking tool on a daily basis while living on campus or attending classes on campus. Students will also need to use the CampusClear prior to returning to campus after a weekend off-campus, or after having traveled either within the state or out-of-state. 

“Cleared” indicators may be used as a surveillance method, or for entry into buildings such as gym, dining hall, library, classrooms and other areas designated by the University.  If a student receives a “not cleared” indicator, they will be directed to contact Health Services or their healthcare provider for further guidance regarding the need for COVID-19 testing. 

Students who have received a “not cleared” indicator should not come to campus or should stay in their room until further guidance is received from a healthcare professional. 

Privacy

Your privacy is important and individually identifiable responses are only available to a small number of designated staff who will comply with all health information privacy requirements (HIPAA). 

The CampusClear application does not track your location, use your camera, microphone, or Bluetooth services in any fashion.  If you have any privacy concerns, please contact the Information Management Help Desk at 732-923-4357 (HELP) or e-mail: helpdesk@monmouth.edu Help Desk and someone will respond to your concerns.

Temperature Screening 

Temperature screening will be used as an adjunct measure to other screening methods.   

A crowd scanning device using facial/body temperature scanning technology will be used as a screening method in certain areas of campus areas where high levels of congregation may be possible, including:

  • OceanFirst Bank Center Fitness Center
  • Magill Commons
  • Guggenheim Memorial Library
  • Great Hall
  • Other areas to be designated

Entry to these areas will be restricted by staffed temperature monitoring stations. 

Anyone with an elevated temperature reading will be prevented from entry and directed to contact Health Services for further screening of symptoms. 

The University’s plans and protocols are subject to change in response to evolving guidance from local, state, and federal government and public health officials. We will continue to update this website regularly and encourage you to check back often for the most up-to-date information.