TANK Check COVID-19 Monitoring System

According to the CDC, testing, contact tracing, and isolation are among the effective ways to manage COVID-19. LSUA has put together a plan, known as the TANK Check COVID-19 Monitoring System, to help slow the spread and protect the campus community from this virus.

The LSUA community will be required to fill out a return to campus form, track their symptoms daily, isolate if they feel ill, get tested if applicable, exercise caution daily, and report positive tests and close contacts.

Step 1: Return to Campus Form

Faculty, staff, and students will be required to fill out a return to campus form. This electronic form is a one-time questionnaire where you will be asked to provide contact, demographic and LSUA affiliated information. Additionally, you will be asked to think about and provide information regarding health-related plans should you begin to experience any COVID related symptoms or come into close contact with someone who has tested positive for the virus. This information will help LSUA prepare and plan for a safe return to campus and to provide assistance to you, should you need it.

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Step 2: Daily Symptom Checking

The LSUA community will be required to self-monitor their symptoms daily. Faculty, staff, and students will be required to respond to a daily symptom check request that will be sent via text message or can be accessed through a web-based application. The daily symptom checker requires respondents to take a one- to two-minute assessment of their symptoms. Once respondents have provided information about their symptoms, they will be provided with feedback. Click here for a more detailed breakdown of the daily symptom checker.

Step 3: COVID-19 Testing

Testing for SARS COVID-19 is a critical component of keeping everyone safe and healthy. Faculty, staff, and students should get tested for the virus if they have symptoms associated with COVID-19 or have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. To ensure the health and safety of the LSUA community, it is essential that everyone is aware of the testing opportunities that are available through their health care provider, the Student Health Center, and in the community. Anyone who tests positive should follow the COVID-19 protocols. LSUA faculty, staff, and students who test positive for COVID-19 should report their results in their daily symptom checker application and report result to Daniel Manuel, daniel.manuel@lsua.edu. Once a respondent has indicated that they have tested positive for COVID-19, they will be prompted to fill out a contact tracing form.

Step 4: Contact Tracing

Contact tracing plays an important role in slowing the spread of COVID-19. Consequently, once someone has tested positive for COVID-19, they will be required to provide information about the people who they have been in close contact with. At LSUA, contact tracing is done through an automated system where respondents can input this information through a web-based application. If additional information is needed or someone does not provide this information, they will be contacted.

Step 5: Identifying Contacts

Those people who were identified as being close contacts of a person who has tested positive, will be notified via email or by phone. They will be directed to reach out to their healthcare provider.