Daily symptom checker
All employees should work from home or work remotely unless their unit or division has been approved by the Pandemic Planning Team, or the team has approved their individual return. The team approves returns through an application process.
All employees, including student workers, who are reporting to university grounds or who are working in the field (such as on a research project) are expected and required to screen for COVID-19 symptoms each day and report them at the button above.
A paper copy of the daily health screening may be printed. If using the paper form, employees may scan or take a photo of the form and email it to Environmental Health Services at ehs_public_health_office@Mail.Colostate.edu. If those options are not available, the form can be used delivered to a supervisor when the employee is able to do so and is symptom-free.
Employees may accumulate up to four days at a time on a paper form before providing it to their supervisor if they do not have symptoms. If employees using the paper form have symptoms, they should contact the CSU public health officials noted on the form.
Alternatively, employees may also contact their supervisors, who have the authority to fill out the form on their behalf.
Paper forms must be retained for three months.
Both online and paper copies will be made available in Spanish at this page soon.
Guidance for Employees and Supervisors
Who should fill out the form?
All employees should fill this checker out to assess for symptoms before leaving home for university grounds every day that they are scheduled to work. This includes student employees and contract employees working on university grounds.
If you do not have access to technology to fill out the symptom checker from home, you may report to university grounds to access WIFI or computers. Please fill out the symptoms checker as soon as you arrive on university grounds. If possible, please fill out the checker from a smartphone while outside of university buildings; it is ok to enter university buildings to access computers to fill out the form if you need to, but limit your time within a building as much as possible until you complete the daily symptom checker.
What information is needed for the form?
You will need to report your temperature and any COVID-19-related symptoms you may be experiencing, such as a cough, chills, recent loss of taste or smell, etc. A checklist of symptoms is provided for you on the symptom checker form.
Please fill in all fields, including today’s date, your temperature and any symptoms you may be experiencing. You may choose more than one symptom.
You do not have to report symptoms related to pre-existing conditions, other known conditions diagnosed by a doctor, such as an infection, or seasonal allergies.
How is the information is submit used?
If you submit a form without symptoms, your information is not stored. If you report symptoms, your information is provided to a CSU employee who is a public health professional. That employee will follow up with you and will provide you with guidance. You also will be provided with guidance and instructions immediately after reporting symptoms if you report via the electronic form.
Your supervisor also will be alerted that you have been instructed not to report to work, but your supervisor will not be provided with your medical information or details about your symptoms. You should still follow up with your supervisor if you report symptoms to alert them that you will not report to work.
If you experience symptoms of COVID-19, please:
- Stay at home and do not report to work until you receive public health guidance
- Notify your supervisor
- Notify your health care provider
- Avoid contact with others
- Wear a mask or cloth face cover
- Stay six feet away from others
Advice for supervisors if an employee reports symptoms:
Employees with symptoms should not report to work until they have sought medical advice. In some cases, an employee may experience symptoms of COVID-19 but have other health conditions that mimic those symptoms.
Please maintain this employee’s medical privacy by not sharing beyond a need to know basis that this employee has reported symptoms.
Please be aware that there are many reasons a person may experienced one or more symptoms of COVID-19 that are not related to COVID-19, such as an individual who experiences a fever due to an infection or the common flu or cold. This symptom checker does not diagnose an individual with COVID-19 and is merely a tool for the university.
As a next step, a CSU public health professional will follow up with you if additional conversations with this employee indicated that you or your staff members should take additional precautions. Custodial crews are routinely cleaning and disinfecting surfaces once a day. Employees within individual units should be frequently disinfecting shared spaces and personal work spaces.
Individuals who have medical conditions that make them vulnerable to COVID-19 complications:
All vulnerable individuals should work from home or remotely, except when necessary to perform required work duties.
Vulnerable individuals are defined as those who are 65 years and older, individuals with chronic lung disease or moderate to severe asthma, have serious health conditions, individuals who are immunocompromised, pregnant women and individuals determined to be high risk by a licensed healthcare provider.
Work accommodations should be made for employees with child or elder care responsibilities, or who live with a person who still needs to observe stay-at-home requirements due to underlying conditions.