COVID-19 Monitoring System | LSU Roadmap to Spring

Track symptoms. Isolate. Get tested. Exercise caution. Report

TIGER Check COVID-19 Monitoring System

According to the CDC, testing, contact tracing, and isolation are among the effective ways to manage COVID-19. LSU has put together a plan, known as the TIGER Check COVID-19 Monitoring System, to help slow the spread and protect the campus community from this virus, including a return to campus form, daily symptom checking, COVID-19 testing, and contact tracing. The TIGER in Tiger Check is an acronym to help remember the following steps:

  • Track symptoms
  • Isolate
  • Get tested
  • Exercise caution
  • Report positive cases

The safe resumption of operations at LSU requires the entire campus community of faculty, staff, and students to each individually do their part. Everyone must participate in the following steps to enable the efficient identification and swift containment of potential COVID-19 outbreaks . Bookmark this page at lsu.edu/roadmap/monitoring for the latest information on these steps.

Step 1: Return to Campus Form

Faculty, staff, and students will be required to fill out a return to campus form. This electronic form is a one-time questionnaire where you will be asked to provide contact, demographic, and LSU-affiliated information. Additionally, you will be asked to think about and provide information regarding health-related plans should you begin to experience any COVID related symptoms or come into close contact with someone who has tested positive for the virus. This information will help LSU prepare and plan for a safe return to campus and to provide assistance to you, should you need it.

Do I fill out the Return to Campus Form even if I am going to be taking only virtual classes or working remotely?

Yes . All students, faculty, and staff should fill out the Return to Campus Form as soon as possible, even if they are going to be virtual for all of their classes or for work. The information on the form will be useful for contact tracing and will be helpful for when you do return to campus . LSU is requiring everyone to fill out the form now so that the university will have the information it needs to offer assistance to everyone.

Complete Return to Campus Form

Step 2: Daily Symptom Checking

The LSU community will be required to self-monitor their symptoms daily. Faculty, staff, and students will be required to respond to a daily symptom check request that will be sent via text message or email. The daily symptom checker requires respondents to take a one- to two-minute assessment of their symptoms. Once respondents have provided information about their symptoms, they will be provided with feedback. Report technical issues with the Daily Symptom Checker to covidresponse@lsu.edu.

Download TIGER Check Guide

A guide to using the TIGER Check Daily Symptom Checker:

It will start on Monday, August 24. Every day afterward, you will receive an email from Qualtrics (noreply@qemailserver.com). Be sure to log in to your LSU email account and watch out for your first Daily Symptom Check. Please check your junk mail if you do not see this email in your inbox.

Students will be asked which campus they’re affiliated with, as well as a short list of questions to determine if they are approved to come to campus.

  • Have you been tested for COVID-19? Are you awaiting results?

  • Have you been identified as a close contact? Are you quarantining?

  • Do you have mild or severe symptoms (using the most recent CDC guidelines)?

Faculty and staff will be asked a short list of questions to determine if they are approved to come to campus.

  • Have you been tested for COVID-19? Are you awaiting results?

  • Have you been identified as a close contact? Are you quarantining?

  • Do you have mild or severe symptoms (using the most recent CDC guidelines)?

You will receive the Daily Symptom Check every morning.

In the Daily Symptom Check, you will be asked if you would like to receive the daily survey via SMS messaging or via email. The survey works on any electronic device.

Once you complete the Daily Symptom Check, you will receive a message stating whether you are authorized on campus.

To complete the Daily Symptom Check, you must use your LSU Single Sign-On (SSO), which is what you use to access myLSU.

If you have tested positive, you cannot come to campus and must self-isolate for 10 days and 24 hours after your symptoms have subsided.  If possible, stay away from others, especially people who are at a higher risk for getting very sick from COVID-19

If you have severe or mild symptoms unrelated to COVID-19, you must wait to come on campus until your symptom(s) subside. Each day, you will complete the Daily Symptom Check, so if your symptoms subside, you can select as such and be certified to return to campus.

If you have been identified as close contact, you must wait to come to campus and self-quarantine for 14 days. You do not have to quarantine for 14 days if you have clinically recovered from COVID-19 within the last 3 months and have no symptoms.

  • Students living on campus will be advised to contact their Resident Coordinator if they’re not approved to come to campus. Students will also be asked to inform all of their instructors of their absence. Instructors must provide students course material in an online and accessible format for them to stay on track or make up any work necessary for their courses. Students should also avoid close contact with others.
  • Faculty and staff who have not been approved to come on campus must inform their supervisor of their absence.

You can report your positive test result in the Daily Symptom Check. The first question in the Daily Symptom Check asks if you have tested positive in the last 10 days. Additionally, you can report if you have tested negative or are awaiting test results.

All faculty, students, and staff are required to complete the Daily Symptom Check

We ask everyone to complete the Daily Symptom Check because your plans could change over the course of the day, week, or term, and you may decide to come on campus.

We ask everyone to complete the Daily Symptom Check because your plans could change over the course of the day, week, or term, and you may decide to come on campus.

Step 3: COVID-19 Testing

Testing for SARS COVID-19 is a critical component of keeping everyone safe and healthy. Faculty, staff, and students should get tested for the virus if they have symptoms associated with COVID-19 or have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. To ensure the health and safety of the LSU community, it is essential that everyone is aware of the testing opportunities that are available through their health care provider, the Student Health Center, and in the community.

Anyone who tests positive should follow the COVID-19 isoloation and quarantine protocols. LSU faculty, staff, and students who test positive for COVID-19 are required to report their results in their daily symptom checker application. Once a respondent has indicated that they have tested positive for COVID-19, they will be prompted to fill out a contact tracing form.

LSU will be testing some members of our LSU family on a voluntary basis this fall to better understand the virus’ presence in our community . LSU will not release the name or personal information of a COVID-19 positive case or close contact.

LSU faculty, staff, and students who test positive for COVID-19, whether symptomatic or asymptomatic, should report their results in their daily symptom checker application.

Step 4: Contact Tracing

Contact tracing plays an important role in slowing the spread of COVID-19. Consequently, once someone has tested positive for COVID-19, they will be required to provide information about the people who they have been in close contact with. At LSU, contact tracing is done through an automated system where respondents can input this information through a web-based application. If additional information is needed or someone does not provide this information, they will be contacted.

Step 5: Identifying Contacts

LSU affiliates who were identified as being close contacts of a person who has tested positive, will be notified via email or by phone. They will be directed to reach out to their healthcare provider and follow the LSU COVID-19 Protocol. 

If someone within the LSU community who tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 14 days forgot to identify you as a close contact, you will subsequently not receive a notification about being a close contact. Therefore, you must self-report using the LSU Close Contact Self Report Survey.

Additionally, if you were in close contact of someone who tested positive for COVID-19 outside of the LSU community (i.e., family, friends, neighbors, etc) in the past 14 days, you must self-report using the LSU Close Contact Self Report Survey.

LSU Close Contact Self Report Survey