Updated: August 16, 2020 at 10:11AM

Daily Health Check: Frequently Asked Questions


Completing the Daily Health Check

Do I need to complete my daily health check if I am...

  • not going to be on campus today?
  • living off campus and it’s a Sunday?
  • working remotely for the semester?
  • taking a vacation day?
  • have traveled out of the area?
  • in quarantine or isolation?

Yes. Everyone is expected to complete their daily health check every day of the week regardless of their plans to be on campus.

These daily health checks are a way for the COVID-19 Response Unit to assist you in your efforts to stay healthy and protect those around you. The aggregate data provided by the health check will also help identify emerging trends and shape campus responses.

When should I complete my health check each day?

We strongly recommend that you complete your health check immediately after you get up each morning, and certainly before you come to campus, if you are coming to campus that day. It’s important to make completing the health check a regular part of your morning routine so that you remember to do it.

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Accessing the Daily Health Check

Where do I download the daily health check app?

The daily health check uses a website, not a downloadable app. If you are a faculty or staff member, please use the link in the daily email reminder you receive to access it. Consider bookmarking the page in your browser or adding a shortcut to your mobile device's home screen. For students, you will receive the link each day via email and also text message. 

How do I add a shortcut to the daily health check on my smartphone?

  • iPhone users:
    • Launch Safari.
    • Navigate to Return to Campus Advisor page.
    • Tap the share icon (the square with an arrow pointing out of it) at the bottom of the screen.
    • Scroll down to the list of actions and tap Add to Screen.
  • Android users:
    • Launch Chrome.
    • Navigate to Return to Campus Advisor page.
    • Tap the menu icon (3 dots in upper right-hand corner) and tap Add to home screen.

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Contact Tracing 

Do I have to tell the Notre Dame contact tracers the names of people with whom I’ve been in contact who are not members of the Notre Dame campus community?

Yes, identifying individuals from outside the Notre Dame community who may have been exposed is an invaluable part of our efforts to help minimize the spread of COVID-19 in our region which benefits everyone, including the University community. The CRU will share the names of non-Notre Dame contacts with local health authorities for their contact tracing efforts.

If I am a faculty or staff member and choose to seek care from my primary healthcare provider rather than the Wellness Center on campus, do I need to inform Notre Dame’s COVID Response Unit (CRU) of any COVID-19-related symptoms, diagnosis or test results?

You do not need to share health information with the Wellness Center or the CRU unless you wish to do so. You must, however, follow the medical advice of your primary healthcare provider with respect to monitoring of symptoms, testing, quarantine, or isolation. 

If you wish to utilize one of the 10 COVID-19 leave days provided by the University this fall, you will need to notify your supervisor and provide medical documentation.

When I provide names of people with whom I’ve been in contact, will the contact tracers tell them that I was the person who tested positive and identified them?

No. Contact tracers will not disclose your name to anyone they contact while performing contact tracing. The contact tracers will simply inform the people they contact that they may have been exposed to COVID-19 and thus are advised or directed to take the appropriate precautions, which may include testing and/or quarantining.

Do I need to worry about getting into disciplinary trouble for things I might tell the Notre Dame contact tracing team?

No. Anything you tell the contact tracing team will be held in confidence and will not result in your facing disciplinary consequences. It’s really important that you are completely honest with the contact tracing team so that they can do their work to prevent the spread of COVID. 

If my COVID-19 test is positive, who will be informed and what happens next? 

If you are diagnosed with COVID-19, the CRU will contact you to begin the contact tracing process and share information with you about isolation protocols. Please know a variety of resources will be available to support you during this time.

If I am experiencing possible COVID symptoms and receive a Yellow or Red Pass on the Daily Health Check, who will be informed?

Symptoms reported during your Daily Health Check will be reported to the CRU and are considered protected health information. This data may be shared with the Notre Dame Wellness Center, University Health Services, or, if required, with public health officials. 

A Notre Dame community member’s manager, professor, or rector can receive information about whether you have completed your Daily Health Check. These individuals may also be notified that you have received a Yellow or Red Pass, though they will not know what answers you provided.

Who will have access to the information captured by the Contact Tracers?

Contact tracing information will only be available to individuals who are directly associated with the COVID-19 Response Unit (CRU), University Health Services, and the Notre Dame Wellness Center.

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Quarantine or Isolation

I am an on-campus student. Who will be informed if I need to stay in one of the quarantine or isolation facilities the University has reserved on or near campus? 

The COVID-19 Response Unit (CRU) staff members will assist you in arranging quarantine or isolation space. They will also notify your rector of your absence from your residence hall room. University Health Services will provide you with ongoing medical care, and a variety of other University offices will assist you with meals, laundry, any needed classroom absences, and pastoral outreach.

If I am a faculty or staff member and I am asked by a medical provider to quarantine or isolate at home, who will be informed?

You are expected to inform your supervisor, manager or department of your absence from work. If you wish to utilize one of the 10 COVID-19 leave days provided by the University this fall, you will need to provide medical documentation.

If I am an on-campus student and I am placed in isolation or quarantine at one of the facilities Notre Dame has reserved, can I choose to leave those facilities?

You must consult University Health Services about your options. Provided that you can travel safely, without undue risk to yourself or to others in terms of potential exposure, you can leave the University’s facilities to go to a secure place to isolate or quarantine, such as your family home. 

Please note, students who have been advised that they need to quarantine and fail to follow appropriate protocols are subject to disciplinary action up to and including involuntary withdrawal from the University.

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