Daily Symptom Check Screening Now Mandatory for All Employees
August 24, 2020
DAILY SYMPTOM CHECK SCREENING NOW MANDATORY FOR ALL UCI EMPLOYEES
This message contains important information for all UCI employees. Please read the following message in its entirety. Thank you.
The wellbeing of our employees is a top priority, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of the Working Well™ program that has been developed to help keep you and your colleagues well, daily COVID-19 symptom check screenings are now mandatory for all UCI employees, effective Monday, August 24, 2020.
This decision is based on Center for Disease Controls (CDC), State of California, County of Orange, and University of California Office of the President (UCOP) directives, guidelines, and best practices. Details of the officially authorized daily symptom check screenings are available in Chancellor Gillman’s Executive Directive.
DAILY SYMPTOM CHECK FOR CAMPUS (IRVINE) EMPLOYEES
Beginning Tuesday, August 25, 2020, campus employees, including Health Sciences and School of Medicine (SOM) employees located in Irvine, will begin receiving a daily email Monday through Friday asking you to participate in UCI’s Working Well Daily Symptom Check. This screening application has two core functions:
- To provide guidance and easy access to testing for individuals who have symptoms consistent with COVID-19 or exposure to COVID-19; and
- To ensure that all individuals coming to campus on a given day do not have symptoms.
You may respond to the Daily Symptom Check via email, mobile application, or by calling the UCI Coronavirus Response Center at 949.824.9918.
If you work a shift other than Monday through Friday, e.g., weekends, you may change the email schedule yourself through UCI’s Employee Experience Center (EEC). Click here for instructions on how to do this.
Learn more about the application and how to download the mobile version of the application using these instructions:
DAILY SYMPTOM CHECK FOR ORANGE AND AMBULATORY LOCATION EMPLOYEES
UCI Medical Center, ambulatory, and School of Medicine (SOM) employees who work at our Orange campus and/or ambulatory healthcare locations should use the UCI Health version of the screening application. Please use the links below to access the application and to learn more about how to use the application:
HOW OFTEN SHOULD AN EMPLOYEE COMPLETE THE DAILY SYMPTOM CHECK?
All employees are expected to use the daily symptom check every day they are scheduled to work. If you are on approved vacation or leave, and will be gone for an extended period of time, daily check-ins are not necessary. It is your responsibility to ensure that your manager is aware that you will not be participating in daily symptom checks during this time period.
DO TELECOMMUTING EMPLOYEES NEED TO PARTICIPATE?
Yes. Employees who are working remotely (telecommuting) must complete the daily symptom check. If you are not scheduled to be on-site, select the 'Not Scheduled to Work On-Site' option.
Please direct all questions to UCI’s Coronavirus Response Center at email@example.com or 949.824.9918. Phone lines are staffed Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Staff members may also contact their local HR professional or HR Business Partner for more information.
Academic appointees (faculty and other academic appointees) may contact their department chair or MSO, Chief Personnel Officer, or the Academic Personnel Office for support.
Thank you for helping UCI work well.
Associate Chancellor and Chief Human Resources Executive
Diane K. O’Dowd