By Brian Howard
Florida A&M University (FAMU) recently launched a new feature on the mobile app in its efforts to combat the spread of COVID-19 on campus.
The new feature includes a self-screening assessment that members of the University community are expected to use each day before coming to campus or attending class.
“As we prepare to welcome students, faculty and staff back to campus, I have been working to launch the Campus Ready module in the FAMU Mobile App to keep our constituents feeling connected, informed and safe,” said Robert Seniors, associate director in the office of instructional technology.
Seniors said the module will assist students, faculty and staff understand and comply with the new University guidelines and federal health protocols. In addition, one of the features provided by the Campus Ready module is a simple, mobile user interface that enables FAMU students, faculty and staff to securely self-report any symptoms they are experiencing.
The COVID-19 self-assessment tool was launched recently in the FAMU Mobile App. The tool is available in the student persona, the FAMU online persona, and the faculty & staff persona and incorporates the “Protect the FAMULY” theme the University is using to raise awareness and promote adherence to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) protocols.
HOW IT WORKS
When you select the tool, you will be prompted to sign in with your FAMU user ID and password, which will enable you to take the daily COVID-19 self-check.
If the response is “CLEARED,” you are authorized to enter the campus based on your daily self-assessment.
If the response is “NOT CLEARED,” you should stay at home and do the following:
- Get tested for COVID-19,
- Avoid contact with other people,
- Notify your supervisor or professor of your absence,
- Contact your health care provider if you have any new or worsening symptoms
The self-reported information via the App is secured using data encryption and Amazon’s cloud hosting and security monitoring. Additionally, the self-reported information is confidential and is only available to individuals identified by Tanya Tatum, director of Student Health Services.
The download the FAMU Mobile APP, visit the Apple App Store or Google Play App Store.