If resources permit, you may want to use a pre-screening kiosk as part of your safe reopening plan. You will need one or more people to work the door of an event or monitor access to a public space. For example, you might want to have a pre-screening kiosk as students come onto campus. Or, you might want to be more specific and have pre-screening kiosks at the entrance to individual buildings.
Here are the steps you will take to launch a pre-screening kiosk.
- Make a pre-screening form using a template
- Share the pre-screening form
- Set up a pre-screening kiosk
- How to work the kiosk
Make a Pre-Screening Form using a Template
Students will answer questions that are grouped together into a form. By answering questions and submitting the form, students give you the data you need to decide whether they should be admitted to campus, or told to stay home.
First, create a form with questions students will answer. Contact Trace Plus includes three forms you can use as a template, including “Daily Pre-Screening.” You can use this form in a pre-screening kiosk.
Follow the steps in this article and select the “Daily Pre-Screening” template:
You can use the template with no modifications. The pre-screening template is based on CDC guidelines and we recommend using it without modifications for now. If you do wish to change the form, please see:
To come back to this step later, click “Save as Draft.”
Share the Pre-Screening Form
When you are done making any changes to the pre-screening form, click “Publish.” You are now ready to share the form.
After publishing, your form is available on the internet. You will use a computer with an internet connection to display the published form at the pre-screening kiosk. Click the “Share” button to copy the address of the published form, and send it (by email, USB key or by other means) to the computer at the kiosk.
For more information, please see:
Set up a Pre-Screening Kiosk
At a pre-screening kiosk, you will want to have one or more computers and at least one door person who can direct and gather information. A kiosk computer can be a desktop, laptop, or tablet, but it must be connected to the internet.
Use a web browser to go to the address of the shared form you created in the previous step.
When you go to this form, you see:
- A QR code for students to scan
- A field to enter an email address
Display the QR code in a place where students can scan it.
How to Work the Kiosk
With the shared form displayed on a kiosk computer, take one of two actions when someone wants to gain admission to the space:
- Prompt the person to scan the QR code in the campus app if they have it installed. This causes the pre-screening form to appear in the app, for them to answer questions.
- Get the email address of the person seeking admission, if they do not have the campus app. Type it into the form. The pre-screening questions appear on the kiosk computer. The door-person will ask questions and record responses.
Based on responses to the questions, the person will receive a result, either Low Risk or High Risk. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines recommend that you not allow high risk persons to enter public spaces, but you can grant admittance to someone who is low risk.
Health and Wellness
If a student uses the campus app to scan the QR code and fill out the form, two additional things happen:
- Their Health Pass is updated based on the answers to the questionnaire
- An entry is created in the student’s Health History, recording the date and severity of symptoms
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