New Color-Coded Clearance Status System on MyWesternHealth Home Page
What is it called?
On MyWesternHealth, you'll notice it will say "Your Clearance Status." It is a system for tracking your daily health screens and COVID-19 testing appointments.
What is it for?
This new tool in MyWesternHealth tracks your COVID status and will signal a color based on whether you are current on your daily health screen and required COVID-19 surveillance testing every two weeks.
For those that have an “Overdue” yellow clearance status, it means that the daily health screen and/or testing requirements are not current. If these two requirements are met, your clearance status will turn green “Cleared”.
Where do I find it?
When you log into MyWesternHealth, your home page will now display the option to see a color-coded clearance status that indicates if you are up to date with the daily health screen and your COVID-19 testing. Hit the "Show Badge"
What do each of the colors mean?
Blue “NA” - means that the tracking function of this tool is turned off and nothing is being tracked.
Green “Cleared” - means the tracking function is on and testing and daily health screens are current.
Yellow “Overdue” - means the tracking function is on and testing and/or daily health screens are NOT current. Note: the clearance status turns to green as soon as the test sample is scanned into our system or as soon as the daily health screen is completed.
Orange “Quarantine” - means a person has been in contact with a COVID positive individual.
Red “Isolation” - means the person tested positive or has symptoms consistent with COVID.
Why does the clearance status turn green when I get tested and not when I get my result?
Western’s COVID testing program is different than typical COVID tests performed at other sites. Western utilizes a surveillance testing program which is designed to scan the on-campus community as a whole for possible hot spots of infection rather than identify specific individuals who may be infected. This model has been effectively used at other colleges and universities around the country. A green clearance status confirms that you are meeting the requirements of attestation and surveillance testing. When a hot spot is identified, the Student Health Center staff intervene to begin confirmatory retesting, self-isolation, contact tracing and quarantine as needed. It is also important to note that test results are not a guarantee of whether an individual is infected or not. For this reason, ongoing mitigation strategies including use of face masks, strict hand washing and social distancing are still needed.
Clearance Status Enrollment/Unenrollment
Students in face-to-face classes or those living in university housing have been automatically entered in Western’s clearance status tracking system.
If you are a student that has any other on-campus presence (research groups, student employees, teaching assistants, grad students, athletes) and do not have your clearnace status tracking system enabled, please contact your supervisor, coach, or faculty member that will be working with you. They will need to submit your information (first name, last name and W#) to BadgeEnroll@wwu.edu.
If you need to unenroll from the clearance status tracking system, please submit your request to CovidResponseSpecialist@wwu.edu. We will confirm that you no longer have an on-campus presence and will deactivate your clearance status tracking system.
More Details on Using Western’s Clearance Tracking System