A Day in the Life: What does campus life look like in the Covid-age?
How can universities manage learning while protecting faculty and students? Is it possible to balance health, infection, and safety through continued monitoring of changes in key metrics?
Wellness AI makes it possible.
Read on to learn how seamlessly Wellness AI integrates into university life with little intrusion for students.
Covid-19 put a real damper on Peyton’s senior year of high school. She didn’t realize when the Indiana Governor ordered all Hoosiers to stay at home starting March 25, her high school days were finished and all the events associated with the milestone, cancelled.
As spring turned to summer, Peyton focused on her next goal, attending college.
Peyton enrolled at one of Indiana’s state universities and was thrilled when she found out the University planned to open on schedule. Her mom, Michelle, was excited for her daughter but also nervous to learn more about the university’s plan to keep Peyton and other students safe and healthy.
Welcome to the new University ‘Normal’
Peyton moved into her dorm on schedule. Campus officials staggered move-ins, conducted temperature checks, and only roomed together students who had already requested a friend as a roommate. Students were reminded to social distance and wear masks when moving around campus. Both Peyton and her mom felt comfortable with all the new safety measures.
The University asked Peyton, and all other students, to install the University’s mobile app on their phones. Over the summer, the University enhanced the existing mobile app to include additional information about Covid-19. Now students can complete health self-assessments through the app, are notified about campus locations with new cases and are directed to health resources if they are not feeling well or struggling with the emotional toll of the disease.
In addition to face masks, the other big difference on campus today versus when Peyton visited last fall,are the new kiosks. Mainly in high traffic areas like the Health & Fitness Center, Dining Halls and large lecture halls, student have their temperature taken before entering any of these locations as a precaution.
Overall, most students adopt and participate in the changes requested. Bottom line, Peyton and her fellow students feel these requests are a simple way to quickly identify potential issues so the University can stay open, students can stay on campus, and attend class in-person.
How does Wellness AI fit into the ‘New Normal’?
Wellness AI pulls together all the data collected from the kiosks, inputs from the mobile app and other existing university data sources, to provide a holistic view through intelligent dashboards for University management to review in real-time. It allows university management to out-maneuver uncertainty by course correcting, reviewing presumptions, re-assessing situations, and strengthening the ability to observe and respond.
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