COVID Check App

The UC COVID Check App will remain in use and operation during Fall 2021. 

 While students are no longer required to conduct a daily health check using the COVID Check App before coming to campus or leaving their UC Housing, students are required – and faculty, staff and visitors are strongly encouraged – to report via the UC COVID Check App if they test positive for COVID-19, or develop viral symptoms.  

Students are also required – and faculty, staff and visitors are strongly encouraged – to report via the App if they have a known exposure to a COVID-positive person. 

 Employees who have tested positive for COVID-19 or are not feeling well with COVID-related symptoms should report any expected absence from work to their supervisor, are strongly encouraged to immediately contact their health care provider and, again, may contact the COVID Response Team via the App or web-based tool.  

Download the COVID Check App

UC's COVID Check app is free and easy to use. It can be downloaded through the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. A web-based tool is also available. 
 
The app is synched with the university’s secure Single-Sign On system. The app does not use GPS tracking.

How to use the UC COVID Check app

  • Log in using UC's secure Single Sign On system. UC guests can create a guest account.
  • Once logged in, users answer a series of health-related questions, based on CDC guidelines.
  • Based on answers, users receive a “Green Pass” to come or move about campus; or a “Red Pass,” which limit campus access. If a "Red Pass" is issued, a member of UC’s COVID Response Team personally connects with the user within 24-48 hours to provide additional information and next steps.
  • Data you enter into the App is then sent to a protected database used to analyze trends and assist the COVID Response Team with decision making.

Why you might have a Red Pass

If you have received a UC COVID Check Red Passthe most common cause for a Red Pass is failing to participate in required COVID screening testing (for those who don’t have an exemption). ​Other causes include answering yes to the questions on the App and, rarely, a positive test through our testing program.

If you have a Red Pass, please stay in your room as much as possible, social distance, wear a facial covering, and you will have limited campus access. A member of the UC COVID Check Response Team will contact you about next steps. 

For those without an exemption, failure to participate in required screening testing will result in a Red Pass on your UC COVID Check App, which will limit your campus access. (Students who fail to test when required to do so may also be subject to discipline pursuant to the Student Code of Conduct.)

You may email uccovidcheck@ucmail.uc.edu for assistance and information.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, faculty or staff, including graduate assistants or teaching assistants, overseeing a class or lab may deny entry to a student if the student does not provide a UC COVID Check Green Pass, isn’t using the App or has an App “Red Pass.”

Call the UC COVID Check Response Team hotline at:

  • (513) 558-1772
  • (513) 558-1773

Or email for assistance at uccovidcheck@ucmail.uc.edu

The app is a way to make sure that everyone is as safe as possible to come to campus, classes and activities on a daily basis.

Faculty, staff, students and visitors to campus.  

 While students are no longer required to conduct a daily health check using the COVID Check App before coming to campus or leaving their UC Housing, students are required – and faculty, staff and visitors are strongly encouraged – to report via the UC COVID Check App if they test positive for COIVD-19 or develop viral symptoms.  (Faculty are encouraged to check for a Green Pass from students before allowing classroom or lab entry.)

 Students are also required – and faculty, staff and visitors are strongly encouraged – to report via the App if they have a known exposure to a COVID-positive person. 

Faculty are encouraged to check for a Green Pass from students before allowing classroom or lab entry.

Please note that if you are under the age of 18, you must obtain consent from your parent/guardian to use the COVID Check App.  By using this App, you are verifying that you have obtained consent from your parent/guardian.

A web-based tool is available for individuals who do not want to use the App.

If you report symptoms, you will receive a call and/or email within 24-48 hours from our case investigators, who will provide guidance on next steps.

If further action is deemed necessary, such as testing or contact tracing, the case investigator will obtain necessary details like onset dates of symptoms, close contacts, etc. The name of any individual reporting symptoms will not be shared in the contract tracing process.

The UC COVID Check app is available for download in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store.

A web-based tool is available for non-app users. If you experience technical trouble with the app, please contact the IT@UC Help Desk.  

Yes.  

Your information will be used to help keep you and others safe. Privacy will be pursuant to FERPA and in accordance with the University Data Governance and Classification Policy.