We must all do our part to encourage students to be responsible and to lead by example.
February 9, 2021
As a follow up to President Frenk’s message last Friday curtailing student activity to help slow the spread of COVID-19, we have ramped up our efforts to ensure classroom safety and the continued well-being of our campus community. Two major components of our plans include students’ mandatory weekly testing and the use of the Daily Symptom Checker app in order for students to receive their “Good to Go” status.
Effective immediately, student COVID-19 testing compliance will be updated in real time on the symptom checker, and students who are non-compliant with testing: 1) will not be cleared to return to campus and 2) will no longer have access to academic buildings. It is essential that faculty make students aware that they will be required to show their “Good to Go” status as a condition for in-class attendance and every time they are on campus generally.
We have also increased the presence of University staff checking the app status of students on campus at random sites, key access points, and major classroom locations to monitor compliance, and we now have 100 public health student ambassadors reminding everyone to follow safety protocols.
We must all do our part to encourage and support our students to be responsible and to lead by example.
Jeffrey L. Duerk, Ph.D.
Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost