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COVID-19 Screening and Reporting Tool

Published September 14, 2020

Each time you experience one of the following scenarios, you must complete the University’s online Screening and Reporting Tool for assessment and clearance PRIOR to returning to campus or returning to a University-related function or obligation. 

  • You have experienced symptoms that could be consistent with COVID-19 such as fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, muscle aches, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, and/or extreme fatigue. Please contact your primary care provider with any personal medical questions for guidance concerning your specific symptoms. For a complete list of symptoms, please visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • You have COVID-19 test results pending, or you tested positive for COVID-19 within the last 14 days
  • You have had close contact (been within 6 feet, for approximately 15 minutes or more) with an individual diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last 14 days or with someone who has been tested for COVID-19 and whose results are pending in the last 14.
  • You have a household member who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days.

Please contact your campus health clinic for further guidance:

Given the unique nature of the programs at the OU Health Sciences Center campuses in Oklahoma City and Tulsa, our health care mission, and our patient populations, this screening requirement is an important effort we can implement to stop the spread of COVID-19. 

If you need assistance accessing the online screening tool with your OU/OUHSC assigned login and password, please contact your campus IT Help Desk.

* A medical professional will be in contact with you, typically within 24 hours, following submission of your form. Based on a medical professional’s review of your information utilizing criteria developed by public health and infectious disease experts, you may be directed to observe a self-isolation period of up to 14 days. Individuals are encouraged to discuss their scheduling with their supervisor or faculty. 

**Commuter Process

If, as part of your University employment or the required academic curriculum, you must travel on a daily or similarly regular basis in a personal vehicle (either alone or with other members of your household) back and forth across Oklahoma state lines, you may not be required to complete this screening tool each time you leave the state (unless you meet one of the other screening and reporting criteria). For example – If you live 10 miles over the Oklahoma state line and commute in your personal vehicle to the OU Health Sciences Center, another OUHSC location, or assigned OUHSC clinical experience each day to work or attend class, you may not have to complete the form every time you commute. You MUST check with your immediate supervisor or student dean for further information regarding the Commuter Process to determine if it applies to your particular circumstances.

Factors for Consideration

Below are suggested factors that the immediate supervisor or student’s dean or their designee should review in considering an application for the Commuter Process:

  • Method of travel (public vs. private transportation): Air, Bus, Train, Shared Ride Services are higher risk and generally not appropriate for the Commuter Process.
  • Frequency of travel: If it’s a one-time only trip, the employee/student will need to submit the Screening and Reporting Tool. If it’s regularly scheduled based on academic or clinical requirements, the Commuter Process may be appropriate, but the other factors must also be considered.
  • Essential nature: Is the travel being considered for the Commuter Process essential to the employee’s job or the student’s academic curriculum? If yes, the Commuter Process may be appropriate, but the other factors must also be considered.
  • Origin of travel: Travel to and from a “hot spot” or an area experiencing a current “outbreak” is higher risk and generally not appropriate for the Commuter Process.

The supervisor/dean approving the Commuter Process application must report the approval to Employee/Student Health within 72 hours. Once approved under the Commuter Process, the employee or student must agree to notify Student & Employee Health on their campus if at any time any of the above factors change – for example, if they begin experiencing symptoms or if their commuting situation changes.