Faculty, staff (including bargaining unit staff), and students who come to campus to work, study, or for any other reason are required to complete a daily health check on the Prodensity mobile app or website.
There are two ways to complete the health check:
A short questionnaire asks specific questions to assess whether a user has COVID-19 symptoms and/or risk of exposure to COVID-19. Answers yield a campus pass, which, along with testing and vaccine compliance, can be used to grant or deny access to campus and other university resources, including Wi-Fi and J-Cards. The campus pass expires after 12 hours. You may not report to campus unless you have a green campus pass.
You may opt to receive Prodensity reminder emails through your myJH Profile. Affiliates identified as on-campus without a green pass may be automatically enrolled in reminder emails.
At this time, and subject to change, the symptom questions are:
- Do you currently have any of these symptoms: fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, acute loss of taste or smell, headache, diarrhea/vomiting, new fatigue/muscle aches or runny nose/congestion that began in the last 72 hours?
- Do you live with someone who was diagnosed with COVID-19 (coronavirus) within the last 14 days?
If you answer “No” to both questions, you are issued a green campus pass, which grants access to JHU facilities. If you answer “Yes” to either of the questions, you are issued a red campus pass, which limits access to Johns Hopkins facilities and instructs you to contact the Johns Hopkins COVID Call Center at 443-287-8500 to report your symptoms.
Beginning the week of July 5, Prodensity will also track vaccine compliance.
A resources section in the Prodensity app provides quick access to important websites, phone numbers, and other tools for navigating campus. Prodensity also has a support page that includes tutorials, FAQs, and troubleshooting information.
Enforcement of Compliance
Any individual covered by this policy who fails to comply with the COVID-19 health check requirement may have their access to university locations and resources restricted. Compliance enforcement includes:
- Reporting and Monitoring: As users access on-campus resources, their activity will be cross-referenced with completion of daily symptom checks. Users failing to complete the daily health check before coming to campus will receive reminders of university policy and how to comply.
- Restricting Access: Non-compliance could result in reduction of access to university resources, including but not limited to Wi-Fi or J-Card access.
- Disciplinary Action: Non-compliance may lead to disciplinary action under the applicable process (e.g., student conduct process, HR protocol, or the applicable collective bargaining agreement).
Data captured in Prodensity will be retained for 30 days and may be used to initiate a case investigation with the JHCCC. De-identified aggregation of data (number of users engaging with the system, response rates, etc.) will be used for system monitoring and improvement. The Johns Hopkins Prodensity mobile app will also follow basic security guidelines such as:
- Storage of data resides within an IT@JH managed environment either on-site or within the Microsoft Azure platform. Johns Hopkins has previously negotiated data privacy terms to utilize Azure for hosting of sensitive data (including HIPAA and FERPA).
- All data are protected as other sensitive data are protected, which includes (but is not limited to): encryption of data in transmit and at rest, strong authentication to access data, regular network scans to identify potential vulnerabilities, and data backed up securely in the event of an outage or other interruption of service.