Screening and Contact Tracing


Mobile Applications

Daily self screening is required for all students, faculty, and staff who come onto campus using a tool available on the MyRISD app.

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Symptomatic Screening

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

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.