Daily Symptom Checking
The app has been updated so that after signing in the first time, you’re in for the rest of the semester. Use the app daily to log your health status, note any COVID-related symptoms and “check in” to note whether or not you’re on campus. Using the app daily is one of the best preventive measures we have to detect the presence of COVID early. Developed in partnership with MyOwnMed, the QU Symptom Checker app delivers three key benefits to help students, faculty and staff prevent the spread of COVID-19:
- The app is a useful tool that makes it easy for the community to monitor their own health based on a daily logging of potential symptoms that are commonly associated with the virus.
- The app will help users make informed decisions for what to do if they’re experiencing symptoms. For example, if one has the chills or loss of taste, should they still go to campus or class?
- Contact information, key resources and the latest QU updates on COVID-19 are also conveniently available at users’ fingertips.
Students, as well as faculty and staff who are coming to campus, will be required to perform daily symptom checks to help keep our community safe. In addition, students are asked to bring a thermometer to school this spring and to monitor for fever daily as part of the symptom check. A temperature of 100.4℉ or higher is considered a fever. Individuals should update their symptoms if they change during the day and everyone is also asked to monitor for fever daily.
About the App:
- Users’ personal information is not shared and only representatives of Student Health Services and Quinnipiac Human Resources will monitor the symptom tracking dashboard and will direct ill students, faculty and staff on immediate next steps to take.
- The app only monitors self-reported symptoms; it does not capture any other information from users.
- The symptom checker app evaluates the responses based on CDC and medical guidelines and provides an immediate confirmation on whether the individual is cleared to attend in-person campus activities or if they need to take further actions to evaluate their health.
- Reporting one or more symptoms does not necessarily mean an individual needs to be tested or has COVID-19. If possible symptoms are reported, specific instructions and next steps will be provided through the app. The information from the app will help the health center identify trends and potential outbreaks before they happen.
You may also use a web-based version to track your symptoms, available at the MyOwnMed website.
Symptoms to Look For
COVID-19 symptoms currently include one or more of the following:
Shortness of breath
- Loss of taste
- Loss of smell
- Red/watery eyes
- Body aches
- Severe fatigue