Self-reporting of COVID-19 symptoms
Mobile app tools for COVID-19 symptom monitoring, or self-attestation, has become standard practice in workplace and congregate settings. For this purpose, the University of Montana has deployed a new tile on the CampusM App.
If you do not already have the CampusM App, we ask that you please download the newest version of it to your iPhone or Android mobile device (Search ‘University of Montana’ on Apple App Store or Google Play Store). Please enable push notifications so that you can be reminded to respond to a single question on symptoms.
To maintain a safe environment it is essential that all students, faculty and staff in the UM community participate in this daily self-reporting procedure. It is important to remember that this is only one of several personal responsibility tools that are essential for keeping our campus community safe. Other personal responsibility tools include wearing a mask, maintaining physical distance, monitoring temperature, disinfecting desk spaces and limiting your circle of contacts.
COVID-19 Self-Reporting FAQ
What is the purpose of self-attestation?
Despite continuing uncertainty of COVID-19, one clear message is reducing the spread of disease requires members of workplace and campus communities to be constantly vigilant in monitoring symptoms and, when indicated, removing themselves from further contact and seeking testing.
How frequently will I need to respond?
You will be asked to respond to a single question daily.
What if I indicate that I have symptoms?
If you report symptoms consistent with COVID-19, you will be asked to self-isolate and provided with information to seek medical advice and/or testing. Students and faculty with symptoms may not attend classes in person.
Is my health information available to others?
Responses to symptom questions will not be shared with other campus personnel, including Curry Health, nor with the local health department. UM will be monitoring response rates from students, faculty and staff to determine compliance with this important health monitoring process.
What can I do to help?
In addition to responding daily to a self-attestation prompt from the app, encourage friends and colleagues to do the same. This only works if we all share in the responsibility.
I receive an error when trying to open the Questionnaire that says “There has been a error viewing or registering your Quick Poll”. What should I do?
There is a new version of the UMontana app in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. Please make sure you’ve updated your apps to the latest release which will resolve this error.
For Apple iPhone users, after downloading the most recent release (August 2020 release), you may have to logout/login again to clear this error. To do that, within the UMontana mobile app, click the “Settings” button at the bottom, then scroll down and the last option is “Logout”. You will then be asked to login again to set your profile and login with your NetID and password.
After, you should now be able to view the poll question.