1/6/21: Employees - New Daily Health Check requirements for spring

UB Human Resources sent the following email to all UB employees January 6 regarding the New Daily Health Check requirements for spring.

Understand your obligations regarding the Daily Health Check so you are properly prepared for a safer start to the spring semester.

PRE-SCREEN FOR TWO WEEKS BEFORE YOUR RETURN TO CAMPUS

Beginning two weeks before your planned return to campus, all faculty and staff must complete the Daily Health Check every day to screen for COVID-19 symptoms, COVID-19 history and travel history, as mandated by SUNY.

REQUIREMENTS ONCE THE SEMESTER STARTS

At this time, faculty, staff and volunteer faculty and staff who work entirely remotely are not required to complete the Daily Health Check. However, all UB faculty and staff, whether required to do so or not, are strongly encouraged to complete the Daily Health Check on the days they are working throughout the holiday season out of concern for their personal health and the health of the entire community.

MAKE YOUR DAILY HEALTH CHECK MORE CONVENIENT

To assist you in meeting your obligation, the Daily Health Check offers text notifications for smartphone users. To sign up for text message alerts:

  1. Open the Daily Health Check.
  2. Enter your 10-digit mobile phone number when prompted.
  3. Click the link in a follow-up text message to verify your phone number and finish enrollment.

Those without smartphones can also directly access the tool via the web by clicking “none” within the chatbot.

For more information about the Daily Health Check, including exemptions, data privacy and more, visit buffalo.edu/coronavirus/health-and-safety/health-check.

Please note: The university is committed to ensuring digital accessibility for people with disabilities. We are continually improving the user experience for everyone and applying the relevant accessibility standards to ensure we provide equal access to all users. If anyone experiences difficulties while using the Daily Health Check tool, please use the following form:www.buffalo.edu/administrative-services/forms-catalog/hr/daily-health-check-formstack.html.