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Symptom Tracker Ready for Aug. 24 Launch

Note: This is dated information and may not reflect the current policies in place on campus. Please refer to We Are WPI for the latest information.

August 21, 2020

This message was sent to the WPI Community.

WPI is about to launch the COVID-19 daily Symptom Tracker, a critical new tool in the university’s strategy to help protect the health and safety of the entire campus community during the pandemic.

Everyone on campus will need to begin using the Symptom Tracker on Monday, Aug. 24. If you are not already on campus, you will begin using it the day you arrive and every day thereafter.

Taking your temperature and using the Symptom Tracker is an important part of the university’s health and safety plans, as it will connect community members with health resources quickly and easily, and also provide critical information to the university as part of ongoing efforts to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

Every student, faculty member, and staff member who is on campus during A- and B-Terms this year will need to use this tool every day before going to class, going to work, or otherwise leaving their residence and stepping onto campus. You will use it even on days you are not on campus, including weekends, vacation days and days you work or study at home. And you will be asked to use it immediately if you have tested positive for COVID-19, or been identified as a close contact of someone with COVID-19. WPI’s Testing Coordinator will monitor the results daily and connect with those who report any symptoms.

Find more about the daily Symptom Tracker here

There are multiple easy ways to use the Symptom Tracker—via the WPI mobile app, through Microsoft Power Apps, or via the WPI website. Find out how to use the tracker here

Keeping your confidentiality top of mind, please know we are focused on securing the information you log into the Symptom Tracker. Your information is not accessible to your supervisors, colleagues, classmates, professors, or anyone not involved in WPI’s COVID-19 management efforts.

We appreciate your cooperation and engagement in these unprecedented times. The health and safety of our campus community is of critical importance to all of us, and every person has a role to play in following new procedures and guidelines developed to help us all come together and stay together safely. If you have questions, visit WPI’s website for more information. 

Philip N. Clay
Vice President for Student Affairs

Jeffrey S. Solomon
Executive Vice President/CFO