Staff Health Screener
We would like to share some important updates we are making to our electronic health screener process, effective June 14, 2022. The screening process remains an incredibly powerful tool for helping our school health offices, along with Public Health - Madison & Dane County, collect accurate information about conditions in our community. That information helps us make smart decisions in order to keep our staff, students, and volunteers safely teaching, learning, and supporting through summer 2022 and beyond. Below is a summary of the changes:
Instead of a daily morning reminder, one reminder email will be sent each Sunday evening containing a link to the new screener. We recommend saving or bookmarking the link to the screener app in your preferred web browser or adding a shortcut to your phone homescreen.
A screener should be submitted any day you:
have symptoms of COVID-19 OR
have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 OR
receive a positive COVID-19 test result (including a positive home test)
Aligned to guidance
The new screener more robust and user-friendly, and aligns with the most recent Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and Public Health - Madison & Dane County (PHMDC) guidance, and will be responsive as guidance evolves. For example, the new screener can distinguish between symptoms that indicate COVID on their own – like a loss of taste or smell – from more commonplace symptoms like a runny nose or headache.
More intelligent next steps
The new screener is also more intelligent and agile, giving you next steps based on the information you submit. For example, if you report you are a close contact, and are not approved to go to work based on your responses, you will receive instructions about what to do if you have symptoms if you ALSO indicate you are having symptoms.
Another important change is how you will access the new screener:
You will follow the link either from your email or as a bookmark in your browser
Then, log in using your b number and password.
Partners will continue to use their email to log in as they did previously.
If you have questions about this process, please reach out via Let's Talk (Health and Wellness topic) on the district's website.
Thank you for your partnership in keeping our MMSD community safe!