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    Wellness Self-Screening Application Launches Aug. 14

    August 12, 2020

    The University has added a wellness self-screening application for use by students and employees that will be available through the My.Scranton portal, the University’s mobile application for iOS and Android mobile devices and via this URL: scranton.edu/WellnessScreening.

    The wellness application will go live on Aug. 14 and is required every day (yes, that means weekends, too!) by all members of the University community. The screening should be done before any student or employee arrives on campus. 

    The basics: 

    • Students and employees are required to use the application every day by responding to a series of simple questions regarding symptoms as recommended by the Pennsylvania Department of Health. Completion of the questions each day will require use of a personal thermometer.

    • When symptoms are reported through the screening, the application will automatically notify the appropriate department for students or employees and provide additional instructions by email. At the end of the screening, if it is determined that the student or employee should not come to campus, a stop signal will appear with a number to call (Human Resources for employees and Student Health Services for students). The application does not store data from personal submissions.

    • If the screening indicates that the person does not have signs of COVID-19, a thumbs up badge will appear at the end of the screening. If the student or employee develops symptoms later in the day, they should call Student Health Services (students) or Human Resources (employees).

    • The badge will appear on each person’s My.Scranton page and will be reset daily at midnight.

    • The University’s Pandemic Safety Officer maintains a comprehensive accounting of all active COVID-19 cases on campus in cooperation with Student Health Services and Human Resources.

    As part of the planning of Royals Safe Together, Cindy Hricko, manager of Enterprise Application Services, and her team developed the University’s wellness self-screening application, which just completed the pilot test phase. Susan Bowen, Chief Information Officer, oversaw the project. 

    “This about the shared responsibility of the entire community to ensure our health and safety,” said Bowen. “This app will get us in the habit of thinking of that responsibility each morning. Logging into the Scranton app or portal and taking the wellness screening should be done before you arrive on campus.” 

    See the slideshow below to get a glimpse into what to expect from the wellness self-screening application.

    • alt placeholderThis welcome page of the wellness self-screening application will include the student or employee name. Students and employees are required to take the screening every day, even weekends. The application will launch of Aug. 14.
    • alt placeholderExample question.
    • alt placeholderExample question.
    • alt placeholderExample question.
    • alt placeholderExample of the badge if the screening indicates if an employee or student is OK to come to campus. However, if the student or employee develops symptoms later in the day, they should call Student Health Services (students) or Human Resources (employees).
    • alt placeholderExample of the badge if the screening that indicates an employee should not come to campus. Employees will call Human Resources. The student version will show the Student Health Services number. Anyone with a “Don’t come to campus!” screening will also receive an email with “next step” instructions.
    • alt placeholderSome reminders about how to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
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