Report daily health status using new university tool, beginning Sept. 8
The following message was sent to employees of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.
Thank you for all of your hard work over the last few months as we maneuver this unprecedented pandemic. We know that some of you are preparing to return to campus, some have recently returned and others never left. You’ve all shown flexibility and grace as we have confronted rapid change.
The university and medical center have worked together throughout the pandemic to ensure standardization of processes across the institution. One of those things is health reporting, the process of checking and reporting your temperature before your shift each day. Although the medical center currently has our own process for health reporting, we want to align with the university to have consistent measures, processes and reporting that help keep us safe and healthy on campus and in the community.
Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 8 at 9 p.m., you will report your daily health status using the university’s daily health check tool. If you plan on being on campus or interacting face-to-face with the community on behalf of Ohio State, please use the Ohio State app or visit compass.osu.edu to report your status. You will no longer use the medical center’s Temperature Check tool.
As a reminder, it is expected that staff who are able should enter results in the tool at home prior to each shift and be prepared to show the green “no symptoms” passport at entrance checkpoints.
The steps to report your daily health status are simple:
1. Take your temperature.
3. Indicate whether or not your temperature is greater than 100.0 degrees and answer other symptom-related reporting questions.
4. Receive your daily health passport. This passport is good for entry to all open buildings during the day it was submitted. You may be asked to show your passport upon entry.
- RED = Stay home
- YELLOW = Your passport has expired
- GREEN = Clear to come to campus
The team has worked hard to make sure that health reporting is easy, clear and consistent. If you are issues with the health reporting tool, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information and answers to frequently asked questions, see the Daily Health check information on the Safe and Healthy website.
David P. McQuaid, RPh, MBA, FACHE
Chief Operating Officer, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Chief Executive Officer, Ohio State Health System
Andrew Thomas, MD, MBA, FACP
Senior Associate Vice President for Health Sciences
Chief Clinical Officer, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center