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Screening & Health Checks

Updated: Monday, Aug. 10, 2020

Students, faculty, and staff are required to conduct daily self-screening of COVID-19 symptoms using  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. 

The  electronic symptom tracking tool will display a green or red indicator depending on responses to the health questionnaire. The software will provide the user with a “Green Light” Indicator if no symptoms are present which can be displayed on a cell phone. 

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

Students with “Red Light” 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. 

Employees should follow the electronic symptom tracking tool directives and stay home and contact their healthcare provider if advised to do so.  Employees will notify their area supervisor if they have been directed to stay home. 

Alternate options, which may include phone screening questions with prompts and/or 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  electronic symptom tracking tool on a daily basis while living on campus or attending classes on campus. Students will also need to use the electronic symptom tracking tool prior to returning to campus after a weekend off-campus, or after having traveled either within the State or out-of state. 

“Green Light” 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 “Red Light” 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 “Red Light” indicator should not come to campus or should stay in their room until further guidance is received from a healthcare professional. 

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. 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.