Self-Certification

To protect the health and safety of our campus community, all employees, students, and guests must self-certify prior to entering any Blinn College facility.

Blinn has partnered with Ivy.ai to create an easy, one-step self-certification process for students and employees. To complete the required daily self-certification, employees and students can:

Register with your Blinn email address and each day you will receive an email or push notification asking you to indicate whether you are symptom-free, experiencing symptoms, or have tested positive for COVID-19. Based on your response, the app either will invite you to join us on campus or ask you to stay home.

For a preview of the app, please see our Campus Clear Information Flyer.

 

Self-Certification and COVID-19 Testing

What should employees or visitors do if they are not cleared to come to campus?

Employees and visitors should contact Kelsie Clayton, Human Resources Manager, at 979-209-7546 or kelsie.clayton@blinn.edu. Employees should contact their healthcare provider, stay home, and inform their supervisor that they have not been cleared to come to campus. Human Resources will provide further instructions.


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What should students do if they are not cleared to come to campus?

If you feel ill, please seek medical assistance. If it is an emergency, call 911.

Blinn has campus health clinics on its Brenham, Bryan, and RELLIS campuses. For hours and locations, please visit www.blinn.edu/health-clinic/hours-and-locations.html. For more information about scheduling an appointment with a campus health clinic, please see www.blinn.edu/health-clinic/pdf/health-clinics-campus-clear.pdf

Stay at home and email your instructor that you will not be in class because you are not cleared for campus access. The student will receive a call from a Blinn employee. Students who are not cleared to come to campus may still participate remotely in courses with that capability. If you made an entry error, call Emergency Management at 979-209-7400 or email campus.clear@blinn.edu


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How can I self-certify if I don’t have a mobile device to download the app?

Users can visit the Campus Clear website and complete their certification using a web browser.


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What email address should I use?

Employees and students must use their Blinn email address. Campus visitors can enter their personal email address.


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What should students do if they accidentally indicated that I was COVID-19 positive or was displaying symptoms?

If you made an entry error, call Emergency Management at 979-209-7400 or campus.clear@blinn.edu


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How often do I need to self-certify?

Once registered, users will receive a daily notice to self-certify. Blinn encourages all employees and students to self-certify every day, even on days that they do not plan to come to campus.


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Do I need to self-certify even if I am not coming to campus today?

Blinn encourages all employees and students to self-certify every day, even on days that they do not plan to come to campus.
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How long does it take to self-certify each day?

The Campus Clear website estimates that it takes less than 10 seconds each day to self-certify.


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Do I need to self-certify if I am taking classes only online?

Yes. As online students have access to campus resources, including computer labs, learning centers, campus libraries, etc., students taking online classes will be required to self-certify each day.


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What happens if a student tests positive for COVID-19?

Those testing positive for the COVID-19 virus will receive appropriate treatment and place themselves in self-isolation as dictated by evidence-based public health protocols for the control of infectious disease. Where possible, those testing for COVID-19 will complete their self-isolation at their permanent residence.


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When can a student who tests positive for COVID-19 return to class?

Students who test positive to COVID-19 must quarantine for 10 days, be symptom-free for 24 hours without medication (including no fever), and self-certify.


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What happens to a Blinn employee who tests positive for COVID-19?

Faculty and staff who test positive for COVID-19 will be required to work remotely or take sick leave or other appropriate leave in accordance with Blinn policies and regulations. These individuals will place themselves in self-isolation as determined by local health officials at the time of testing, and may return to Blinn only after being cleared to return by their health care provider or in accordance with the most recent local public health and medical guidance.


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Who should I contact regarding the Campus Clear app?

The Campus Clear app manager for students can be reached at 979-209-7400 or campus.clear@blinn.edu. For employees, the Campus Clear app manager can be reached at 979-209-7546.
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