Screening and Contact Tracing
Daily self screening is required for all students, faculty, and staff who come onto campus. The COVID-19 Daily Self Assessment is available on the MyRISD app and my.risd.edu, or as a printable PDF. Once you download the MyRISD app, select your persona as either Student or Staff & Faculty. Then select the COVID-19 Daily Self Assessment tile and complete the self assessment.
MyRISD is also available on the desktop. Go to my.risd.edu. Remember to select your persona as either Student or Staff & Faculty. Then select the COVID-19 Daily Self Assessment tile and complete the self assessment. Additional information and help with the MyRISD app can be found at itservices.risd.edu.
If a student or employee is feeling symptomatic, they will be directed to consult with Student Health Services (students) or notify their supervisor and consult their healthcare provider (employees).
To protect privacy, RISD will not monitor screening answers or any other personal medical information, but only use global analytics to understand frequency of use across the community and to aid education efforts.
Contact tracing can be aided by digital tools, but also it requires nuanced understanding achieved only with research done by health professionals.
Mobile Application Requirement
All community members will be expected to adopt the contact tracing technology, Crush COVID RI, offered by the State of Rhode Island and/or keep a journal that records daily activity in order to help in tracing.
Notifying Close Contacts
In the event of a known positive test result, RISD will notify the Rhode Island Department of Health and RISD community members who were identified as having had close contact or shared common space with the infected person. Contact tracing coordinators hired to help coordinate information related to students and employees.
Notification of contacts will not disclose the infected individual’s identity without their consent.