COVID Check App
The UC COVID Check App will remain in use and operation during Fall 2021, and students will be required to use if coming to campus or residing on campus.
Faculty, staff and visitors will be strongly encouraged to use the App or the web-based tool prior to coming to campus as part of a Daily Health Check.
All are required to use the App (or employees or visitors may use the web-based tool) before entering certain facilities. These currently include the Campus Recreation Center, some University Libraries, Tangeman University Center and dining halls.
Faculty may request to see a Daily Green Pass from students before allowing classroom or lab entry.
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 University of Cincinnati takes individual privacy seriously. The app does not use GPS tracking.
Daily health check
Students are required to complete a daily health check before coming to campus or leaving their University Housing room. Faculty may also request to see a Daily Green Pass from students before allowing classroom or lab entry.
Employees and visitors are strongly encouraged to use the App or the web-based tool.
All members of the campus community and visitors are required to use the App or web-based tool in order to enter some campus buildings including dining centers, the Campus Recreation Center, libraries and Tangeman University Center.
The app also includes information about symptoms of COVID-19 and self-reporting capabilities if a member of the UC Community is diagnosed with COVID-19. The Daily Health Check includes a series of short questions based on CDC guidelines. Non-app users can complete daily health checks using the web-based tool.
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, as part of the Daily Health Check.
- Based on answers, users receive a “Green Pass” to come or move about campus; a “Yellow Pass,” which limits campus access; or a “Red Pass” to quarantine or isolate. 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.
- Information from the app is sent to the secure case management system to track cases and identify trends including potential hot spots allowing science to guide decision-making.
Why you might have a Red Pass
If you have received a UC COVID Check Red Pass,.the most common cause for a Red Pass is failing to participate in COVID mitigation testing. 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 mask, and you will have limited campus access.
Failure to participate in required mitigation testing will result in a Red Pass on your UC COVID Check App, which will limit your campus access. Students with Red Passes cannot be admitted to some campus buildings, including libraries, Tangeman University Center and the Campus Recreation Center. In addition, you will not be able to dine-in at campus dining halls but will need to pick up carry-out food at On the Green, located on the ground floor of Marian Spencer Hall.
You may also email email@example.com for assistance and information.
Frequently Asked Questions
Call the UC COVID Check Response Team hotline at:
- (513) 558-1772
- (513) 558-1773
The hotline is open 7 days a week, from 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Mondays thru Fridays; and 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday and Sunday.
Or email for assistance at firstname.lastname@example.org
Students with Red Passes cannot be admitted to some campus buildings, including libraries, Tangeman University Center and the Campus Recreation Center. In addition, you will not be able to dine-in at campus dining halls but will need to pick up carry-out food at On the Green, located on the ground floor of Marian Spencer Hall.
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.
Members of the campus community are asked to complete a brief Daily Health Check, based on CDC guidelines to receive a Green Pass to come to or move about campus. The UC COVID Check app also has self-reporting capabilities.
It helps ensure that anyone with symptoms of COVID-19 does not interact with the campus community. The app also helps us identify and care for those in need and make informed decisions to protect our campus community.
Faculty, staff, students and visitors to campus.
Students are required to use the app if they come to campus or live on campus, but every member of the campus community is encouraged to participate to help keep everyone safer. The university relies on each and every community member to do their part to help keep the campus community healthy.
The App will be checked for those seeking admission to:
- In-person classes or labs
- Research labs and facilities
- Dining Halls
- Tangeman University Center
- Campus Recreation Center
Faculty may also request to see a Daily 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.
If you have 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.
Remember that if you maintain strict social distancing and remain at least 6 feet away from others, you will not likely be exposed to any infectious virus. The exception to this is roommates who share a sleeping space. Roommates sharing a sleeping space may require quarantine.
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.