Health Reporting Pilot


The pilot health reporting tool available through The Ohio State App and is a part of Ohio State’s program to support a safe and healthy return to campus. Through 4 simple questions, pilot participants log their daily temperature, proximity to COVID-19 exposure, and are provided guidance on reporting to work through a daily red or green health passport.

Pilot Participants

This tool is currently being pilot tested. You are not required to complete daily health tracking at this time unless otherwise notified by your department or manager. Only individuals designated to return to campus from the following groups who have either volunteered or been notified by their college or unit that they have been selected for the pilot are required to submit daily health reporting. Pilot departments include:

  • Administration and Planning
  • Athletics
  • College of Dentistry
  • College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences
  • College of Optometry
  • College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Office of the Chief Information Officer
  • Office of Distance Education and eLearning
  • Office of Research
  • The Blackwell

Health Reporting Process

  1. Take your temperature.
  2. Log in to the health reporting tool via or the Ohio State app. If you do not have access to a computer or smartphone, please call 614-247-7000 to record your health information by phone.
  3. In the COVID-19 health reporting section, record your temperature and answer other health reporting questions.
  4. Receive your daily health passport. This passport is good for entry to all open buildings during the day it was submitted.
    • RED = Stay home
    • GREEN = Clear to come to campus
    • YELLOW = Time to report

Frequently Asked Questions

How often do I have to report health information?

Once-daily when you plan to be on campus or engaging with the community on behalf of the university.

Who will be able to see what I report?

Technical team: A small number of IT staff who support the apps and secure the data.

Manager Reports: Your manager only receives an email if your status is red.  Your manager does not receive any specific information about you, just that your status was such that you should stay home.

Monitoring Team: The university’s designated health monitoring team will be able to access data for university-wide health forecasting.  As of June, 2020, this team has not been convened yet.

What message does my manager see if I am advised to stay home/get a “red” health passport?

Your manager is copied on the message you receive. This message, which has been approved by the Office of Human Resources, reads:


The temperature and symptoms you (NAME - EmployeeID) entered on DATE/TIME indicate that you may have signs of an infection. 

Follow these important next steps: 

  1. Do not report to work. If you are currently at work, you must leave now and return home.
  2. Contact your manager as soon as possible to coordinate your plan for being away from work.
  3. Monitor your symptoms and familiarize yourself with the actions you should take.
  4. Update your manager of your health status daily until you are healthy and cleared to return to work.

If you have additional questions, information is available at:

Is this data being used for research purposes?

There will not be research done using this data without following appropriate IRB procedures.

Is this HIPAA Data?

No. The university has determined that this is not HIPAA data. It is however sensitive personal data which is protected by our institutional data policy and privacy principles.

When can I return to work after I’ve reported a fever? 

Please refer to the Wexner Medical Center guidelines for reporting to work.

Is this contact tracing?

No. This general program does not identify individuals diagnosed with COVID-19 or trace exposure between individuals or groups.

How long will my health passport last?

The form resets every 18 hours. You should plan to report prior to the start of every workday.

Will I need to show my health passport to someone to gain entry to a building?  

Not all buildings will require you to present your health passport for entry. It will vary from building to building. 

Should I use the Ohio State app or Compass? 

  • Use whichever tool you’re most comfortable with - both the Ohio State app and Compass display and allow you to update your health reporting details. Information updates across tools so you can use both options interchangeably. 
  • The Ohio State app is free to download in the Apple App or Google Play store for devices running iOS 13/Android 7 or higher. 
  • Compass can be accessed through any web browser by visiting

Health Reporting doesn’t show up in the Ohio State App for me

  • Make sure you are logged into the Ohio State app.
  • Navigate to the “About You” tab and if it still isn’t present, update your app. 
  • If you are unable to update your operating system to iOS 13+ or Android 7+ use in your mobile browser to complete your reporting. 


Health Reporting doesn’t show up in Compass for me

  • Make sure you are logged into Compass
  • Navigate to
  • If you are still not seeing health reporting Submit feedback and someone will assist you further.