KU launches app in effort to lessen the spread of COVID-19

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August 14, 2020 - 5:34 am
KU launches app in effort to lessen the spread of COVID-19

Getting into a building on the KU campus this fall?  There's an app for that. KU will reopen to students, faculty, and staff this fall by requiring them to use a mobile health app to check for symptoms of the COVID-19 virus before allowing them in campus buildings. Users can use the CVKey app to conduct a self-assessment of their COVID-19 health status at home, and then generate a QR code to access to campus buildings. 

By using the app, individuals do not have to disclose personal health information. The self-assessment and health-related information are strictly confined to the user's mobile device. No personal health data is shared or stored outside the mobile device. 

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According to the designers the only information the QR code provides is a simple yes or no as to whether a person’s health assessment meets the criteria to enter the building that day. The app cannot be used for other functions, such as location tracking or contact tracing.
 

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