Dear Methodist University Community,
To thrive together and move forward together, we must also work together and be on the same page when it comes to safety guidelines and protocols. Today, I would like to address one of those important steps we all need to take.
With signage in every corner of campus, multiple videos on our web site and social media in the fall and already in the spring semester, plus email messaging and links mentioning the importance every week, you would have to be a hermit to not already be aware of MU’s Green Screen app. This is a crucial piece to the strategic plan we have had for keeping our campus open, flourishing, and healthy, while many other universities have been forced to close their doors to on-campus learning because of the spread of COVID.
My message is simple: All Methodist University students, faculty, and staff are asked to complete the daily self-checkup on the Green Screen app each day, me included.
The information is only viewed by our health services staff, remains completely confidential, and can be done on your cell phone in a couple of minutes. It actually takes me fewer than 30 seconds to check the boxes each morning.
Making this a part of your daily morning schedule – your “Green Screen Routine” – is not only important for you as a tool for self-screening, but it is a way for our health services staff to isolate and contain any potential COVID cases right away, and the information is so valuable for contact tracing. The more data we have and the more quickly we can do contact tracing, the more likely we are to be able to remain on campus.
If you haven’t already, go to the App Store or Google Play and download the MU Green Screen now, pledge your personal commitment to help our community stay safe the rest of this semester, and spend a minute each morning completing the daily health check. If you have any questions, you can always visit the Forward Together web site for detailed information and contacts.
I hope you have a wonderful Friday and weekend.
Stanley T. Wearden, Ph.D.