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New Health Check tool will support a safe return to work on campus

Categories: Campus, Health & safety

Stanford University is introducing a new tool, Health Check, to support the safe return of members of the Stanford community to our campuses. The tool was developed by the Occupational Health Center’s Workplace Health Innovation Lab and University IT to streamline the required health status reporting process for those working at a Stanford location.

Stanford Health Check will be rolled out to the campus community on Friday, May 22. It supports the university’s overall strategy for a gradual, phased restart of campus operations, and will support our compliance with a new county order requiring daily temperature and COVID-19 symptom screening for those working on campus.

All faculty, staff, postdocs and students who are working on-site at a Stanford location will be required to use Health Check beginning Friday, May 22, to self-report their health status at least one hour before arriving on-site each day they expect to be working on campus. Based on information entered, the system will immediately inform users if they are cleared to be on campus that day.

If you are not currently working at an on-campus location, you will not need to begin using the system until you are notified that you can return to on-campus work.

The system is not currently required for students who are living in campus residences but are not working in a campus facility. In the meantime, these students should still report COVID-19 symptoms to the Dean of Students Office.

Personal information entered into the Health Check tool will remain confidential. Managers do not have access to detailed employee health information in the system. More information about how Stanford Health Check handles your personal data can be found at the Health Check FAQ.

The tool was first piloted with essential SLAC staff beginning May 4. In recent days, it has been used by other Stanford employees working on campus to provide essential services. To meet the requirements of the newest Santa Clara County public health order, effective May 22, daily completion of Health Check is required before coming to work on campus.

If you have trouble using Health Check and you are sick, you should stay home and inform your supervisor, or your department or lab manager. If you have trouble using Health Check but are not sick, you should consult your supervisor or department or lab manager for assistance. Additional guidance will be coming shortly to supervisors and HR managers.

As we gain more experience with the tool and gather feedback, we will continue to enhance it. Your participation is critical as we work to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our work locations and support the health and well-being of everyone in our university community. For more information, please visit the Health Check FAQ.