Starting Monday, Aug. 17, 2020, all campus resident and commuter students and employees will be required to complete daily health monitoring through the utilization of a free mobile application called CampusClear.
The app will prompt students and employees to answer a series of questions regarding their health each day. If symptoms are occurring, the app will give instructions to contact a healthcare provider or the SMWC Health Services Clinic before going to work or class.
“The app will help individuals to be more aware of their health as the College encourages students and employees to stay home from class or work when sick or feeling ill in order to help prevent the spread of the virus throughout our community,” said Janet Clark, Ph.D., vice president for Academic Affairs and Student Life. “Over the course of the summer, the SMWC COVID-19 Task Force has been thoughtfully and carefully building a plan to ensure the safety and success of our Woods community.”
Students, faculty and staff who feel ill, are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or believe they have been exposed should seek consultation with their health care provider and may utilize the SMWC Health Clinic by appointment only to receive a COVID-19 rapid test on campus. The rapid test will have a turnaround time of 24 hours or less.
This new process along with other COVID-19 protocols and expectations will be covered with all students during New Student Orientation and Move-In.
Clark added, “We have adjusted our environments and activities to promote physical distancing and protect the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff and communities, while maintaining as robust a student experience as possible. The addition of daily monitoring and the ability to test students and employees on campus greatly enhances our ability to keep the campus safe.”
The CampusClear app will provide the College with real-time data on the health of the campus community.
A reminder notification will be sent to individuals daily if a check-in is missed. Students and employees who are not submitting health screenings after a few consecutive days will be notified.
The College remains committed to keeping the campus community safe and has set in motion protocols and plan that may be found outlined in The Avenue to Reopening Plan.