As part of our campus-wide commitment to health and safety, all TU students, faculty
and staff should report signs of illness or exposure to COVID-19 in the following
Faculty and Staff
All TU employees are required to complete the Tigers Care QuickScan each workday by
9 a.m., before beginning any remote work or reporting to the TU campus. QuickScan
screening is confidential and HIPPA-compliant. You’ll receive an email with a link
to the form. The QuickScan includes 4 questions related to your health status and
exposure to COVID-19. Depending on your responses, you will be given confirmation
to continue teleworking or commute to campus to work, or you will be asked to stay
at home and await further instructions.
Students who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or were in contact with a confirmed
case and have concerns should email the Health Center, healthcenter AT_TOWSON. This email is monitored daily.
Tigers Care COVID-19 Nurseline
The Tigers Care COVID-19 Nurseline is available 24/7 at 855-278-8610. This help line
is available to students, faculty, staff and other university affiliates to provide
guidance on COVID symptoms, screening and testing, following CDC guidelines. Please contact the Nurseline or your healthcare provider if you have questions about
COVID-19 symptoms or exposure.
Use the QuickScan Help & Feedback form if you have questions or concerns about the QuickScan process or any technical
What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
A daily health check is the most effective way to monitor for symptoms of COVID-19,
which include the following:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- Loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure. Keep in mind, many people with COVID-19
have mild symptoms and are able to recover at home.
How often do I need to complete the Tigers Care QuickScan?
All TU faculty and staff should complete the QuickScan prior to beginning each workday.
QuickScan completion is required if you are coming to campus.
What time is the form “due” each workday?
The QuickScan screening must be completed each workday by 9 a.m.
I’m a faculty member on contract and have not started working yet for the fall term.
Why am I receiving the QuickScan?
The QuickScan is being sent each workday to all TU faculty and staff. You should complete
the QuickScan if you are scheduled to work or you are planning to come to campus.
If neither of these are applicable, you are not obligated to complete it until your
contract with the university begins.
I don’t want to share to share my personal health information. What are my options?
All faculty and staff are expected to monitor and report on their health using the
QuickScan, and take reasonable precautions to minimize transmission of COVID-19. Completing
the QuickScan helps to protect the health and safety of all TU students, faculty and
If I have reported mild COVID-19 symptoms, can I continue to work?
If you report mild symptoms you may be able to continue to remotely work, however
you may not report to work on campus. Unless your symptoms are related to a separate
pre-existing or already diagnosed medical condition, then you must stay at home and
wait for follow up from your supervisor or department chair and the Office of Human
Who gets notified if I don’t complete the QuickScan?
The individual notified depends on your role at TU, as well as your work group if
you are a TU staff member. Faculty notifications will be sent to the academic department
How will my symptom data be used? How long will it be stored?
Data sensitivity concerning medical information is of the utmost importance to TU.
The data will only be used by members of the Office of Human Resources and the Health
Center to respond to possible COVID cases on campus. QuickScan data will be anonymized
for further analysis and individual form responses will be purged after two weeks.
For supervisors: What should I do when I receive notification that the QuickScan has
not been completed by someone in my department?
First, you should determine if the individual is scheduled to work that day. If the
individual is not scheduled to work then they are not expected to complete the daily
QuickScan. If the individual is scheduled to work, you should contact the employee
who did not complete the QuickScan to determine why and to remind them of the requirement.
Those who are teleworking must still complete the QuickScan each workday even if they
will not be reporting to campus. Those scheduled to report to campus may not do so
until the QuickScan is completed.
For supervisors: Who do I contact if my employees are not receiving the QuickScan?
Please contact your HR partner to make sure the employees are part of the daily send process.