Screening & Testing Information
BJU is committed to providing a healthy and safe campus environment. To help ensure that, new students and visitors will enter campus by going through a screening station. After answering health screening questions, they will have their temperature taken and either be cleared to enter campus or given further medical direction. Returning students will display a green HealthCheck screen.
COVID-19 clinical testing is strongly encouraged for faculty, staff and students before returning to campus.
An essential component of keeping our campus safe and healthy is honesty and understanding in regard to personal health. Daily use of a digital self-check tool as a means of gaining access to class and events is necessary. Students, faculty and staff will perform daily health self-monitoring using the Conversa HealthCheck tool connected to Prisma. Each morning, they will take their temperature and answer survey questions about symptoms and exposure to COVID-19.
Students who need a new HealthCheck link should contact Student Health Services. Faculty and staff who need a new HealthCheck link should contact HR.
If students, faculty and staff are cleared to go to class and activities, they will receive a green screen with the day’s date which can be shown when entering class or the office. If they do not receive a green screen, they will be given a phone number to call to determine if a COVID-19 test is needed.
Any student who does not pass this digital self-screening process must contact the Student Health Services Office and will not be admitted to class until cleared. All faculty and staff who do not pass the digital self-screening process must notify Human Resources.
BJU will communicate with and provide consultation for those who have been in contact with members of the campus community that have become symptomatic or have tested positive for COVID-19.
The CDC defines contact as being within 6 feet of someone who has COVID-19 for at least 15 minutes.
A person who has clinically recovered from COVID-19 and then is identified as a contact of a new case within three months of symptom onset of their most recent illness does not need to be quarantined or retested for COVID-19 unless they become symptomatic.
Students may be asked to undergo random testing as part of the strategy for protecting community health.