Students wearing masks

COVID-19 Daily Health Screening Policy

Amended: November 4, 2020

In SVSU’s continuing effort to protect and promote the health and safety of all who come to SVSU and to comply with guidance from national, state-wide and local health agencies, the following requirements are effective immediately until further notice, and are subject to updates:

All students, faculty, and staff are required to complete a daily health self-screening before arriving on campus or attending university-sponsored functions using #CampusClear. Students, faculty and staff do not need to perform a health screening on days that they will not be coming to campus

Members of the campus community may elect to download the #CampusClear app on smart devices or visit the #CampusClear website to conduct daily health self-screenings. Instructions on how to download and use the app can be found here:

Individuals need to understand the symptoms associated with COVID-19 and must not report to campus for work, classes, and other activities or university-sponsored events if they are experiencing any of the following symptoms:

  • Temperature* of 100.4 degree F or greater
  • Feeling feverish, chills, sweats
  • New or unexplained cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Congestion or runny nose (excluding seasonal allergies)
  • New unexplained fatigue
  • Unexplained muscle or body ache
  • New headache
  • Digestive symptoms such as diarrhea, vomiting or abdominal pain

*Body temperature kiosks are available for voluntary use to assist in daily health self-screenings. Please see below for a list of kiosk locations.

#CampusClear will provide symptom-free individuals a “Good to Go” screen to access campus for up to 24 hours. Individuals may be asked by SVSU employees to present a screenshot of their “Good to Go” screen for the day. 

Individuals experiencing any symptoms associated with COVID-19 or who have had close contact with a confirmed/probable COVID-19 case in the last 14 days without personal protective equipment must not report to campus or university-sponsored events.

#CampusClear will provide a “Not Cleared for Campus Access” response. Students, faculty, and staff who receive the “Not Cleared for Campus Access” response should contact the Covenant Healthcare Hotline at (989) 583-3568 or another healthcare provider for medical guidance.

Individuals will be responsible for the cost of their telehealth appointment and any testing recommended unless they are uninsured.

A Covenant Healthcare medical professional will assess an individual’s symptoms and advise whether the individual should quarantine, test for COVID-19, follow up with a healthcare provider or is clear to resume on-campus or university-sponsored activities. 

Employees not cleared for campus access must not come to campus and must notify their supervisor(s) to make necessary work arrangements. 

Students not cleared for campus access must not come to campus, attend class or other academic related activities. Students must notify their instructor(s) of their absence immediately to request information regarding alternative, remote assignments or activities.

Symptom screening alone is not an adequate measure to reduce the transmission of COVID-19, as symptoms can vary, and some who are infected may be asymptomatic. Individuals should continue to practice proper hand hygiene, maintain social distancing and wear face coverings indoors and outdoors whenever it is not possible to consistently maintain 6 feet of separation from other individuals for short periods of time.

Testing protocol for students, faculty and staff may be found via the SVSU COVID-19 Testing Policy found here:

Kiosk Locations as of 8-17-20:

Temperature Kiosk Map (3,015KB)

  • Brown Hall
  • Curtiss Hall
  • Student Center
  • Dow Doan Science Building East
  • Dow Doan Science Building West
  • Gilbertson Hall
  • Health and Human Services
  • Pioneer Hall
  • Ryder Center
  • Arbury Fine Arts
  • Wickes Hall
  • Zahnow Library

Information and Resources:

A risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. Even with appropriate safety precautions in place, there is a risk of contracting COVID-19. By entering this campus, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.


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