Healthcheck FAQs

What is GuideSafe Healthcheck?

GuideSafe Healthcheck is a web-based COVID-19 assessment tool for employees and students that assesses existence of any current COVID-19-related symptoms, exposure history, and testing history. The required assessment will help employees and students return to workplaces and campuses safely. GuideSafe Healthcheck is used to manage large groups and reduce the risk of further exposure to COVID-19. GuideSafe Healthcheck informs public health and university officials or appropriate employer contacts about emerging symptom hot spots before these areas have catastrophic consequences. It also helps prioritize participants who might need COVID-19 testing.

How does GuideSafe Healthcheck work?

Employees and students log on regularly to share symptoms — even if they are feeling healthy — to ensure a safe return to workplaces and campuses. The initial survey takes about 20 seconds to complete. Subsequent surveys take about 10 seconds to complete. Employees and students are encouraged to complete GuideSafe Healthcheck daily, and there is an option to set up reminders. If the survey responses indicate the user is symptom-free and has no close exposure to someone with COVID-19 illness, the individual is cleared to re-enter the workplace or campus. If GuideSafe Healthcheck responses show the user is currently experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or has been exposed to someone with COVID-19, or has been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the preceding month, the user will not be permitted to re-enter the workplace or campus until medically cleared. If you have symptoms, contact your health care provider and notify your supervisor or appropriate school official. Do not come to work or report to campus (CDC isolation guidance). The appropriate healthcare entity at your organization (i.e. employee health or student health) will actively monitor your progress and follow up with you as necessary. Please call the GuideSafe Contact Center with questions.

Why do I have to report my symptoms so regularly?

Because COVID-19 symptoms are a report at a single slice of time, students and employees should report their symptoms daily to confirm how they are feeling.

Why is GuideSafe Healthcheck recommended?

GuideSafe Healthcheck, a COVID-19 assessment tool, informs public health and university officials and/or appropriate employer contacts about emerging symptom hot spots before these areas have catastrophic consequences. It also helps prioritize participants who might need COVID-19 testing.

What am I required to do as a student/employee?

GuideSafe Healthcheck, a COVID-19 assessment tool, is required for employees and students as part of the entry protocol for your workplace/campus.

Is GuideSafe Healthcheck secure? Is my privacy protected?

GuideSafe Healthcheck,a COVID-19 assessment tool, is a HIPAA compliant platform. GuideSafe Healthcheck does not in any way track you as a person. It is a tool for you to report COVID-19 symptoms and any exposure. It does not track your location. Your organization will receive your information submitted through the GuideSafe Event Passport.

Will I remain anonymous?

Student Health and/or Employee Health and Human Resources will receive your information submitted with GuideSafe Healthcheck, a COVID-19 assessment tool. The information is to ensure compliance and to identify employees or students who may need to be tested to further prevent the spread of COVID-19.

How do I access GuideSafe Healthcheck?

You can access GuideSafe Healthcheck, a password protected system, on a phone, tablet, or computer. It is mobile-enabled so that it can be easily viewed on your phone. The site can be pinned to your smartphone home screen so that it appears as an app.

Will I receive notifications or reminders to fill out GuideSafe Healthcheck?

There will be an option for you to receive reminders to report how you are feeling.

Are you an educational institution in the state of Alabama?

Please visit GuideSafe.org for information on the GuideSafe™ Platform for Alabama colleges and universities.

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