Daily Symptom Check

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New Jersey Executive Order 192 and the New Jersey Restart Standards for Institutions of Higher Education require all students, faculty, researchers, and staff to complete a Daily Symptom Check report each day that they are scheduled or plan to enter any University building or worksite, including those on and off campus, except for their on-campus residence.

Daily Symptom Check Required for Faculty, Staff and Students

Faculty, staff, researchers, and students who live off-campus must use the Daily Symptom check before coming to campus. Students living in University housing must use the Daily Symptom Check before leaving their residence to enter any University building.

Individuals are expected to follow the instructions provided by the Symptom Check, including not entering campus buildings, contacting University Health Services, etc.

Entering a University building represents an honest confirmation that the individual is symptom-free as defined by the Daily Symptom Check.

Supporting Policies and Rules

For faculty, staff, and researchers, use of the Daily Symptom Check ensures compliance with the COVID-19 workplace safety protocols outlined in New Jersey Executive Order 192 (1)(f).

For undergraduate and graduate students, use of the Daily Symptom Check ensures compliance with Restart Standards for All New Jersey Institutions of Higher Education.

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Undergraduate students who do not use the Daily Symptom Check may be in violation of the Communicable Disease Policy and the Social Contract and may be subject to discipline in accordance with Rights, Rules, Responsibilities.

Graduate students who do not use the Daily Symptom Check may be in violation of the Communicable Disease Policy and may be subject to discipline in accordance with Rights, Rules, Responsibilities.

Faculty, staff and researchers who do not use the Daily Symptom Check may be in violation of the Communicable Disease Policy and may be subject to discipline in accordance with the appropriate University policy.

Web-based Form

Access the Daily Symptom Check web form through the TigerSafe app on your smart phone or directly on the web at https://tinyurl.com/PrincetonSymptomCheckApp. You will need to log in with your Princeton NetID and password, and complete DUO authentication. 

For the TigerSafe app, choose the Daily Symptom Check button to access the web-based form (instructions for downloading the TigerSafe app).

Screen Shot of TigerSafe App

After answering the health questions, a green checkmark indicates that you are permitted to come to work on site or enter University buildings.

Screenshot of symptom check and green check

If your report symptoms that indicate the need to stay home, you will receive a message asking you to confirm your answers. After selecting OK, you will see a red circle, with a note informing that you must stay home and follow your departmental procedures to report your absence. Students are expected to follow instructions for contacting University Health Services, as appropriate. Messages and instructions for undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty and staff are customized for the constituency.

Screen shot of stay home message

Failure to Complete the Daily Symptom Check

If you use your Princeton University ID card to enter a University building and you have not completed a Daily Symptom Check, you will receive an email reminding you to do so. If you do not do so, your non-compliance will be included in a report that goes to department representatives for faculty and staff, to the Graduate School for graduate students, and to the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students for undergraduates. Repeated non-compliance may result in loss of access to buildings or disciplinary action.

If you use your Princeton University ID card to enter a University building after receiving the notice to stay home, an University official will reach out to ensure that you leave campus immediately.

Paper Version

If you do not have a smart phone or internet access, you can use the paper version of the form.

Complete the form before coming to work on site. If all of your answers are in the green column, you are permitted to come to work. Bring your completed form to work with you and follow your supervisor or department instructions on what to do with them. If ANY of your answers are in the red column, you should not come to work. Keep the form with you and follow whatever procedures are in place for reporting an absence. Do not give the completed for to your supervisor or designee, since it contains health-related information that you do not have to share.

Keep a supply of paper forms with you at home. You can print the form yourself or obtain copies from your workplace.

Absence Management

Faculty, staff, and researchers who are advised not to come to campus may still be able to work from home. If you are unable to work remotely, you may utilize unused COVID-19 days, or other paid time including sick, vacation, personal days, and/or bundled time.

Contact Environmental Health and Safety at ehs@princeton.edu or 609-258-5294 with technical questions about the Daily Symptom Check.

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