Emory University Hospital Midtown will begin requiring wellness screenings at several facility entry points beginning July 2, 2020
In order to complete screenings in a timely manner, we strongly encourage ALL GAWHC PROVIDERS AND STAFF to download the COVIDPass app on your device BEFORE to July 2nd. Once this process begins, GAWHC will suspend in office COVID19 screenings for employees.
COVIDPass for GAWHC Employees can be found here. Completing the daily wellness check on the app will eliminate the need for questioning on entry, greatly streamline the entry process, and hopefully prevent queueing.
We hope this additional measure will reassure our patients, communities, staff, and providers that EHC is a safe place to receive and deliver care. Please continue reading to review the instructions for downloading the COVIDPass app, screening process and guidelines, and the FAQ section.
You may add the COVIDPass application to the home screen on your device by following these instructions.
COVIDPass can be used by anyone within the EUHM Facility, including Emory University employees, Medical Office Tower tenants, and community providers.
Please call 404-778-HELP to address any issues with the COVIDPass application.
Please plan to arrive at work 5-10 minutes earlier than your usual time to accommodate our new wellness screening process.
EUHM Screening Guidelines and Process
To enter the facility, all care team members must have their social distancing mask on and employee badge within view.
- All staff and providers will be screened daily for symptoms of COVID to include: Fever (temperature > or = 100F), shaking/chills, loss of taste/smell, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, sore throat, body/muscle aches, and new or unexplained headaches, diarrhea, or rash.
- Please continue to self-monitor before arriving at the hospital and establish contingency plans in the event that you are not fit for duty.
- All staff and providers who are asymptomatic will be provided a daily sticker to show they have been screened.
- All staff and providers who are symptomatic should follow the protocol outlined below.
- Screening sticker colors will be switched out daily between 5 – 6 am. If an employee was screened at the start of their shift, they do not need to be rescreened.
Is this is a requirement?
Yes, all employees and providers are required to participate in completing the daily symptom and temperature screening upon arrival to work or prior to patient care. This includes wearing the daily sticker visibly on your badge. We should all be self-monitoring at home each day before coming to work and should stay home if we have any symptoms or are ill. Our hope is that adding this additional measure will build confidence in our patients and their families that they are safe when coming to an Emory Healthcare facility.
Does the screening process apply to all care team members?
The screening process applies to all care team members, clinical and non-clinical, providers, students, contractors, and community providers.
I currently am working remotely, do I need to participate?
No. Completion of the daily symptom and temperature screening is only required for those team members and providers coming inside an EHC facility. If you do have to come onsite for any reason, you can complete the daily symptom and temperature screening at any of the facility entrances.
What if I see someone with an EHC badge on without a sticker?
If for some reason you see an individual with an Emory Healthcare badge that does not have a daily sticker visible on their badge, we ask that you redirect them to a designated screening station to complete the daily screening process and receive their daily sticker.
What if I go to multiple EHC locations during the day, do I have to be rescreened each time?
No. The stickers provided at each site are the same and each day corresponds to the same color. As long as you have your daily sticker visible on your badge, you will only need to be screened once a day.
Will my attestations be stored and how will they be used?
Daily attestations can be made verbally or electronically. Neither verbal nor electronic attestations will be stored in a personally attributable manner. The attestation is designed to draw your attention to symptoms that my indicate COVID-19 and help determine fitness for duty. It is not meant to be binding nor will it be used for tracing.
Please see Mr. Vincent Williams for questions or concerns.