Community Care and Screening
The success of Marywood's plan to gather together the community on campus depends on creating a deep culture of care for every member of the community. We must be diligent—every hour of every day, and in each personal decision we make, to safeguard our own health and the health of others.
In alignment with recommendations from the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) and the Department of Education (DOE), Marywood University will require entry screening testing (testing students prior to or at the beginning of the semester) to prevent and reduce COVID-19 transmission. This requirement is for all students who will attend campus in-person during the spring 2021 semester. (Students attending online only are exempt from this testing requirement). In place of testing we will accept proof of a positive COVID-19 test result obtained from November 1, 2020 to date or completion of the vaccination series. (See Section VIII Monitoring Campus, Part A “Testing, Contact Tracing, and Quarantine”)
Students, faculty, and staff should not report to campus, clinical sites, internships, athletic practice/competitions, or University-sponsored events if they are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or if they have had a known or suspected exposure to someone with COVID-19. Instead, please isolate, seek medical consultation, and follow provider recommendations prior to coming to campus.
Students, faculty, and staff must agree to complete daily verification checks to monitor symptoms. This will include a daily temperature reading and verification that they are not experiencing any new or unexplained COVID-19 symptoms not attributed to allergies, asthma, or other pre-existing noninfectious medical conditions.
These symptoms may include fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and diarrhea.
All students are expected to complete the COVID-19 Symptom Screening on the Marywood App BEFORE coming to campus or leaving their dorm room each day. The Marywood App can be downloaded for free from the App Store and Google Play. Search for "Marywood University." Students can log in to the app with their Marywood email and password. Faculty and staff can log in using their Marywood email, along with their Portal password. Please note that faculty and staff should enter their emails "@marywood.edu" NOT "@maryu.marywood.edu.”
The screening tool can be found on the app home page. Click "Marywood Health Pass" to take the screening. Based on your answers to this screening you will receive one of two campus passes. A green pass would indicate that you are cleared to come to campus and a red pass would indicate that you should not come to campus and should instead seek medical consultation with Student Health Services by appointment only or with your health-care provider. Faculty have the option of requiring the “campus pass” prior to a student engaging in face-to-face engagement activities. This information will be denoted in the course syllabi.
Once the screening is completed, a user will see instant results, which will display the pass within the app (click "Marywood Health Pass" again to see the pass) until 11:59 p.m. on the day responses are submitted. The campus pass will also be sent to the user via email. The questions will need to be answered again the following day, as passes are only valid for one day.
See below for pass examples: