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September 1, 2020

Symptom tracker available through Lafene Health Center portal

Submitted by Shawn Funk

Cleared Badge Quarantine Status

K-State students now have access to a tool that makes it easier to track symptoms of COVID-19. Faculty and staff on the Manhattan campus will have immediate access, with faculty and staff on the Polytechnic and Olathe campuses to gain access in the coming weeks.

Through the myLafene+ patient portal, K-State students and employees will respond to four screening questions. The questions ask about symptoms being experienced, positive or pending COVID-19 tests, household contact with a confirmed COVID-19 infection, and quarantine requests. If an individual responds "YES" to any one of these questions, they will receive a quarantine badge. This allows a person to know their potential COVID-19 status and determine if and when they need to stay home from class, work or remain isolated from other persons. If the answer to all four questions is "NO," a cleared badge is displayed. If a person receives a quarantine or isolation badge, an additional survey will be sent later that day.

The symptom tracker survey will be sent via email or text to students once per day. To receive text notifications, students will opt-in for this service. Faculty and staff will access the symptom tracking tool by going to the myLafene+ portal. Individuals who do not yet have access to the myLafene+ patient portal, a list of COVID-19-related symptoms and a coronavirus self-checker are available from the CDC.

The symptom tracker is designed to help individuals monitor their health and make informed decisions on which activities to engage or not engage in. Additionally, by completing the survey, if a person does have a health concern, they will be able to monitor their symptoms and determine whether they should call Lafene Health Center or another medical professional for advice. Another benefit for completing the symptom tracker is should a person get sick, this record will allow a contact tracer to determine what day symptoms were first reported and determine length of time for quarantine or isolation. The entire university benefits as it will help Lafene and university administrators monitor the health of our campus as a whole and support student health and well-being. We encourage all K-State students and employees to voluntarily complete the symptom tracker.

For additional information about the symptom tracker, visit Lafene Health Center. If you have any trouble accessing the survey, call Lafene Health Center at 785-532-6544. Additional information about the university's response to COVID-19 is available on the COVID-19 website, which includes guidance and frequently asked questions.