Daily Health Screening
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NEW MANDATE: ALL UCSF PERSONNEL MUST COMPLETE IN-PERSON OR ONLINE SCREENER BEFORE ENTERING UCSF HOSPITALS
UCSF Health teams are working around the clock to stay on top of the evolving COVID-19 situation and ensure both excellent patient care and the health of all employees.
Under the authority of City and County of San Francisco Health Officer No. C19-06, all workers entering UCSF hospital buildings will be subject to a daily mandatory screening by UCSF Health. Effective Monday, March 16, all UCSF personnel (faculty, staff, residents, fellows, students, etc.) will need to answer screening questions daily at the entrances upon their arrival or show proof of completion of our new online health screener. You'll be given a daily colored sticker when cleared for work.
Save time in line with our new online health screener!
We've created a simple online questionnaire that allows UCSF personnel going into the San Francisco hospitals to answer the screening questions from a mobile phone or computer. The questions take only five minutes or less to complete. You'll need to use this tool before each shift. We request you use the online health screener two but not more than four hours before reporting to work.
Here's how it works:
- Once the health screener is completed, you'll receive an Entry Pass via text message or email (based on your preference) that will be checked at the hospital entrance.
- Please complete the screener two hours before reporting to work if possible to give your supervisor time to backfill your position if you screen positive.
- If you can't complete the health screener before leaving home for work, you can complete it at the designated employee entrances if you have an internet enabled mobile device or computer or through one of the entrance screening staff.
- Employees not cleared to work will be asked to stay home, follow your department sick time process and speak directly with a representative from UCSF Occupational Health.
Skip the line
UCSF personnel who do not pass the screening guidelines will not be allowed to enter the inpatient hospitals and will be asked to go home. This employee screening at the entrances to the clinical buildings will likely be rolled out to the outpatient clinics in the very near future. It is essential that all UCSF personnel take personal accountability to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and stay home if symptomatic.
For your online UCSF Health Screen, we're partnering with a company called Conversa. The online UCSF Health Screen powered by Conversa is a secure questionnaire that does not require a download or login. You will not be asked for passwords or any other type of identification. You'll only be asked to provide these two things: 1) your first and last name and 2) your date of birth.