How-to guide for UIC’s dual badging system: Healthcheck and Daily Pass
Purpose of this guide
To outline how to check badges for UIC campus members responsible for checking badging compliance for in-person activities.
Who is this guide for?
This guide is for individuals responsible for checking badging compliance.
This applies to you if:
- You are a supervisor of a workplace.
- You are hosting an approved, in-person on campus event.
What is the UIC dual badging system?
UIC has implemented two badges:
- Healthcheck: this badge reflects whether or not the individual has completed a self-attestation of health, and whether or not that self-attestation meets UIC’s criteria to participate in in-person activities. This self-attestation must be completed by all UIC employees and students. Individuals are required to complete it any day they come to campus. Individuals should also use Healthcheck to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to the start of the fall semester. Upon disclosing that an individual is fully vaccinated (at least 14 days since your final dose of a COVID-19 vaccine), they will no longer be required to participate in mandatory on-campus saliva testing and will no longer need to complete a regular self-attestation through the UIC Healthcheck app. Their UIC Daily Pass will remain green.
- Daily Pass: this badge reflects whether or not the individual needs to saliva test. Saliva testing is required for all unvaccinated students, faculty and staff who have requested a medical or religious vaccination exemption and all partially vaccinated students, faculty and staff who have a scheduled final vaccine dose and vaccination completion is imminent.
What does it mean to be “in compliance” with badging?
- Green: in compliance. Green means the individual has completed the Healthcheck today.
- Red: out of compliance. Red means the individual has not completed the Healthcheck today OR that they completed the Healthcheck and reported having symptoms of COVID-19, an exposure to a confirmed or suspected COVID-positive person, or were instructed to stay home by a public health representative or clinical individual.
- Daily Pass:
- Green: in compliance. Green means the individual has had at least two negative saliva tests in the 7 days OR they have had a negative saliva tests in the past 48 hours OR they are not in the saliva test program because they have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the past 90 days** OR they are exempt (CLEARED) from testing requirements as a result of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19
- Yellow: in compliance, as long as the individual is not required to have proof of a recent negative test for an event or other in-person activity. Yellow means the individual had a recent saliva test but the results are not available yet
- Red: out of compliance. Red means the individual is not durrently CLEARED from mandatory saliva testing and they have not met the testing requirements necessar to turn their badge GREEN or YELLOW OR the individual had a recent test that was inconclusive and they have not had a second retest within 72 hours
**If an individual tested positive for COVID-19 recently at a non-UIC testing location, please report this via the UIC COVID-19 Reporting Tool.
What should you ask someone to do if they are not in compliance?
If you are checking badges, and an individual is not in compliance with the:
- Healthcheck: ask the individual if they have completed the Healthcheck survey today.
- If ‘yes,’ instruct them to leave campus and report their symptoms, exposure, or recent positive test to the COVID-19 reporting decision tool.
- If ‘no,’ ask them to complete the survey. Once they complete, if still red, follow the instructions in the bullet point immediately before this one.
- Daily Pass: advise the individual to go and obtain a saliva test.
- Campus saliva testing instructions.
- Advise the individual that they will need to request proof of their test at the saliva testing location, as their badge will take several hours to update.
Note: if the individual is not in compliance with either badge, they must follow the above instructions or they should not be allowed to remain on campus.
Additional links and resources
- If an individual believes they are in compliance with saliva testing but their Daily Pass does not reflect this, they should email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- If an individual reports to you that they are currently experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 in the past 14 days, have tested positive for COVID-19 external to UIC saliva testing in the past 10 days, or have traveled out-of-state in the past 14 days, please ask them to report this to the COVID-19 reporting decision tool.
- This person should be asked to return to their home or residence hall until approved to return to campus.