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Symptom Tracker

Northwestern University has partnered with Northwestern Medicine to develop Symptom Tracker, a daily health monitoring application that aims to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 within our community.

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Version information: Make sure you are using the most updated version of the application. iOS (Apple) version of the Symptom Tracker app was updated in December 2020. There are no changes to the Android or web versions. 

How It Works

Symptom Tracker prompts you to answer a daily symptom questionnaire, which unvaccinated members of the University community must complete each day prior to attending on-campus work, programming or activities, including classes. Vaccinated members of the University Community are expected to complete the questionnaire if they are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. Unless the badge shows green, individuals should not come to campus.

  • A green badge displays for anyone who is vaccinated, or who is unvaccinated and has received a negative test at Northwestern in the past 72 hours
  • A yellow badge displays for anyone who is unvaccinated and has not received a negative test at Northwestern in the past 72 hours
  • A red badge displays for individuals who are currently experiencing symptoms, may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, or who are in quarantine or isolation

Tracking Requirements

Unvaccinated faculty, students and staff are required to use the web app for daily health monitoring. Completing your daily symptom check and staying home if you have any symptoms are important steps to fostering a healthy campus environment.

Vaccinated faculty, students and staff are required to use the web app prior to coming to campus if they are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. If badged “red” Northwestern’s COVID Response Team will coordinate a symptomatic test and provide guidance on next steps.

Everyone in the NU community using Symptom Tracker is expected to provide truthful answers to the symptom questionnaire. If it is determined an NU employee, faculty member or student did not provide truthful answers in Symptom Tracker, individuals are subject to disciplinary actions. Visit the Privacy Statement and Terms of Use webpages for information about the type of data collected and how it is used.

If you have any questions and/or concerns, please contact the COVID Response Team at (847) 491-8422. The COVID Response Team is open Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM and Saturdays 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. You can also email covidcasemanagement@northwestern.edu.