COVID-19 Daily Checklist and #CampusClear App
All employees, faculty, and priests must monitor their health daily for COVID-19 related symptoms. Symptom tracking is one of the easiest and most important ways that we can keep our campuses healthy. If all of us use the #CampusClear App each day we will be monitoring our own health and, by extension, contributing to the welfare of our community.
#CampusClear can be downloaded from the App store or Google Play store (there is no charge). Only your Seton Hall email is needed for registration – no personal information is collected.
The self-screening app will enable individuals to consult a symptoms checklist each day that they plan to be on campus, prior to leaving their residence and engaging with others. Each day you will answer a question – How are you feeling? You will either check that you feel good or you will indicate that you have one or more symptoms. If you check a symptom, you will be advised to attend work remotely from home (if able), monitor your symptoms, and contact your healthcare provider if they worsen.
The symptoms that will be tracked and recorded by users are those recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and are:
- Temperature of 100.3 or higher
- NEW cough
- Shortness of breath
- NEW loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat, congestion, or runny nose (excluding seasonal allergies)
- NEW unexplained fatigue
- Muscle or body ache
- NEW headache
- Nausea or vomiting
- Been exposed to someone diagnosed with COVID-19
As a reminder, if you have any symptoms or can answer YES to any of the above, you should stay home and contact your healthcare provider. You should also notify your supervisor and work remotely if you are well enough to do so.
If you are diagnosed with COVID-19, you should not report to work until all of the following are satisfied:
- You are fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication
- Your symptoms have improved
- AND it has been 10 days since your symptoms first appeared
Supervisors who have been alerted to a symptomatic employee should contact Terri Demarest, Director of Benefits, Compensation and Employment, in Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When an employee tests positive for COVID-19, the Department of Human Resources conducts contact tracing to identify anyone who may be a close contact and need to quarantine due to possible exposure. Those individuals, including faculty, are given direction to quarantine, advice to be tested, and other guidance as appropriate. Thus, someone who is not contacted directly and given direction to quarantine does not need to do so. The protocols we have in place – requiring everyone to wear masks at all times, maintaining 6’ distance, disinfecting classrooms with CDC recommended products regularly – all help to keep virus transmission to a minimum.
Procedure for an employee who has been exposed to someone with COVID-19 or has traveled from a state identified by the New Jersey Incoming Travel Advisory:
An employee who has been exposed to someone with COVID-19 or has been in a state placed on the New Jersey Incoming Travel Advisory must self-quarantine for 14 days. During this period, employees must conduct symptom monitoring via the #Campus Clear app or by reviewing the COVID-19 Daily Checklist. If the employee has not developed any symptoms by the end of the 14-day quarantine period, they may return to work.
If an employee develops symptoms during the quarantine period, they should follow the procedures outlined above in Symptom Monitoring/Daily Checklist section above.
Procedure for an employee who develops symptoms while at the workplace:
An employee who develops any symptom detailed in the COVID-19 Daily Checklist while at work should immediately notify their supervisor by phone and leave work, avoiding contact with all other members of the community.*
The supervisor will advise the employee to contact their healthcare provider, and the employee should not return to work until they meet the criteria listed in the Symptom Monitoring/Daily Checklist section above.
* NOTE: If the employee took public transportation to campus, they should contact Health Services at (973) 761-9175 for further instructions.