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Healthy Together Now Being Used by #9 Football Team in the Country to Stay Safe

At BYU, students, faculty and staff are using the Healthy Together App to complete daily symptom checks. Per BYU, “if any person feels sick, he or she should stay home instead of coming to campus. Before accessing in-person campus services, each person will be required to show a green indicator on the “Daily Checkup” screen. If students or employees have an orange or red indicator on the checkup screen, they should get tested immediately and connect with the campus service remotely. Personal COVID-19 test results also will be accessible through the app.”

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Healthy Together Now Being Used by #9 Football Team in the Country to Stay Safe
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Healthy Together’s end-to-to COVID-19 response platform is now being used by Brigham Young University, the largest private university in the country.

Key Features
BYU is leveraging the following to ensure the safety of their students and employees:

  • Student/Faculty Daily Symptom Assessment & Campus Passport
  • Bluetooth Exposure Alert System
  • Contact Tracing Interview & Response
  • Testing Result Delivery


Daily Symptom Checks
At BYU, students, faculty and staff are using the Healthy Together App to complete daily symptom checks. Per BYU, “if any person feels sick, he or she should stay home instead of coming to campus. Before accessing in-person campus services, each person will be required to show a green indicator on the “Daily Checkup” screen. If students or employees have an orange or red indicator on the checkup screen, they should get tested immediately and connect with the campus service remotely. Personal COVID-19 test results also will be accessible through the app.”

BYU athletes, including members of the #9 football team in the country, started using the Healthy Together app mid-August rather than continuing with their wristband check-in. Each day athletes are to answer a series of questions regarding potential exposure and symptoms for COVID-19 and then trainers check the app as the athletes enter practice.

Member of the BYU cheer squad, Chloe Zaugg, said, “I have liked the convenience of using the Healthy Together app. I can fill out the questions before I get to practice so that when I get to practice I don’t have to wait in a line to get a wristband to say I am cleared.”

Passport to Access Campus
Not only are athletes at BYU using the Healthy Together app to get cleared for practice each day, but they are required to show the app to access certain campus services. The Nutrition Center is another place on campus that requires athletes to show their Healthy Together app in order to receive service.

In addition to the student-facing features, BYU is making use of Healthy Together’s Bluetooth capabilities to improve their contact tracing efforts to further fight the spread of the virus.

More Info
For more info on how Healthy Together can help your colleges/ and universities stay safe in the pandemic, visit https://www.healthytogether.io/education

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