Updated: September 10, 2020 at 5:45PM

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Daily Health Check

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Our care and concern for each other will be evident in new ways this year. The daily health check is a critically important tool in our efforts to keep members of this community safe and healthy. Each of us—students, faculty and staff—are required to complete a daily health check using the online Return to Campus Advisor tool. For the fall semester, please complete your health check every day—even on days when you don’t plan to be on campus—as having the ability to analyze the University community’s aggregate data will allow us to monitor emerging trends.

Complete my daily health check

Notifications

On Tuesday, July 28, students, faculty, and staff began receiving regular reminders to complete the daily health check.

Students can expect to receive their reminders via text message and email notification. Students can opt out of the text message notifications at any time by responding "STOP" to the text message, but students will still be required to perform the daily health check.

Faculty and staff will receive their reminders via email notification. A link to the daily health check tool (Return to Campus Advisor) can also be found in the ND Mobile app.

Health check step-by-step

The daily health check will take less than two minutes to complete and will help you determine whether you present symptoms that require isolation or further assessment.

  • Access Return to Campus Advisor tool via daily reminder email, text, ND Mobile app, or browser bookmark.
  • Log into the Return to Campus Advisor tool (using Okta two-step authentication).
  • Answer the three questions and submit your response.
  • Review your Campus Pass and carefully read all the instructions.

Software Walkthrough: Performing Your Daily Health Check

Passes, Instructions, Scheduling Tests 

The daily health check tool is not intended to diagnose whether you have a disease or other health conditions, including COVID-19, or identify personalized treatments. If you have concerns about your health or the health and safety of your campus, regardless of whether this tool notifies you of a risk, contact the COVID Response Unit.

Starting on Monday, August 17, you will receive a GREEN, YELLOW, or RED pass. Always read the instructions on your pass carefully and in entirety.

Green Pass

Those who do not exhibit any symptoms and who have not been in close contact with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID. You are cleared to be on campus to attend classes, work, and other activities. (Note: This does not change your current job arrangement—only return to campus when advised by your supervisor to do so.)

  • No testing required.

Yellow Pass

Student - Yellow Pass: Those who exhibit secondary symptoms (e.g., unexplained new sore throat, headache, body aches, etc.)

Those individuals with secondary symptoms for two or more days should call UHS to be scheduled for testing at the stadium site.

  • They will receive an antigen test.
    • If that is positive, they will go directly into isolation.
    • If it is negative, they will receive a follow up PCR test and go directly into quarantine until that test result is received.

Those Individuals with only one day of secondary symptoms should monitor their symptoms. Immediate testing is not medically recommended. If these individuals prefer to be assessed earlier for testing, they may call UHS.

  • They will be scheduled for an antigen test as a precautionary measure.
    • Will not be required to isolate unless the antigen test comes back positive.

Students with a yellow pass are not excused from classes. Students with a yellow pass should continue attending classes online while turning in assignments and completing exams virtually.

If students with a yellow pass are too ill to attend class, turn in assignments, or complete exams virtually, they should contact University Health Services (UHS) to schedule a telehealth appointment. If appropriate, a medical excuse could be provided to the student to then be given to the instructor as a medical excuse. Without this excuse from UHS, an absence is considered unexcused.

If an instructor does not have a process for a student with a yellow pass to turn in assignments and/or take exams online, the instructor must accommodate the student and allow for the work to be completed when the student’s pass returns to green.


Faculty/Staff - Yellow Pass: Those who exhibit secondary symptoms (e.g., unexplained new sore throat, headache, body aches, etc.).

These individuals should stay home and monitor symptoms, though they may report to work if the symptoms checked are mild and of known origin. They should exercise their best judgment about coming to campus in person.

If symptoms worsen or persist for two or more consecutive days, or if these individuals want to discuss their symptoms, they may contact the Notre Dame Wellness Center or their private healthcare provider for a clinical assessment.

  • These individuals can be tested at the stadium site per clinical recommendations, but may also choose to be tested elsewhere.

Red Pass

 Student - Red Pass A: Those who indicate they are exhibiting one of the big three symptoms (fever greater than 100.4, shortness of breath, or loss of sense of taste or smell).

These individuals will be scheduled automatically for testing at the stadium site without need for a telehealth consultation.

  • These individuals will receive a rapid antigen test.
    • If that is positive, they will go directly into isolation.
    • If it is negative, they will receive a follow up PCR test during the same visit to the stadium testing center and go directly into quarantine until that test result is received.

Student - Red Pass B: Those who believe they may have had direct, sustained contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last 14 days (except of course for those who are already in quarantine).

These individuals will also now be scheduled automatically for testing at the stadium site without need for a telehealth consultation.

  • These individuals will receive further assessment at the testing center in addition to a rapid antigen test as a precautionary measure, but will not be required to isolate unless the test result comes back positive or they have been determined to be a true close contact. 

Students with a red pass are not excused from classes. Students with a red pass should continue attending classes online while turning in assignments and completing exams virtually.

If students with a red pass are too ill to attend class, turn in assignments, or complete exams virtually, they should contact University Health Services (UHS) to schedule a telehealth appointment. If appropriate, a medical excuse could be provided to the student to then be given to the instructor as a medical excuse. Without this excuse from UHS, an absence is considered unexcused.

If an instructor does not have a process for a student with a red pass to turn in assignments and/or take exams online, the instructor must accommodate the student and allow for the work to be completed when the student’s pass returns to green.


Faculty/Staff - Red Pass: Those who indicate they are exhibiting one of the big three symptoms (fever >100.4, shortness of breath, loss of sense of taste or smell) or believe they may have had direct, sustained contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last 14 days

These individuals should contact either the Wellness Center or their private healthcare provider for clinical assessment.

  • These individuals can be tested at the University Testing Center, but may instead choose to be tested elsewhere.
  • These individuals should quarantine at home until test results are received and they are cleared to return to work by the Wellness Center or their private provider.

If you wish to review your Campus Pass for the day, you can log in to review or print your pass.

Terms, Privacy, and Data

The Return to Campus Advisor (RTCA) is a vital component in Notre Dame's work to address health and safety on campus. Everyone at Notre Dame must complete a daily health check. Your answers will be used to determine your campus pass status and to support ongoing health and wellness activities. In addition, Notre Dame may use this information for internal evaluation and analysis.

Learn more about the terms of use and data governance.