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COVID-19 Self-Assessment

Last Updated: Sep. 17, 2021 at 11:17 am

Information is below on completing the COVID-19 Self-Assessment.


Hawkwatch app

The COVID-19 Self-Assessment tool, available through Hawkwatch, helps you assess your symptoms, if applicable, and determine a recommended course for action based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). When you complete the self-assessment, you will be provided with an on-screen confirmation in the form of a colorized QR code. The QR code confirms your status and recommendations. This tool is not meant to take the place of consultation with your healthcare provider or to diagnose or treat conditions if you’re feeling ill. If you're in an emergency medical situation, call 911 or your local emergency number.


/////UPDATED 6/29/21/////: We will no longer require daily symptom check-ins for students, faculty and staff to gain card access to university buildings but encourage all to continue monitoring their health. General visitors and contractors should continue following the same screening protocols as before, including completing a symptom screening using the website or through the Hawkwatch app. Admissions visitors should follow the most current directions provided by the Admissions Office. Read the university's message.

Using the Self-Assessment Tool

Step 1: Download the HawkWatch App

Download the HawkWatch application to access the tool. A web-based version is available for those who do not have the mobile technology to download the application.

Step 2: Launch HawkWatch

Launch the HawkWatch application on your mobile device.

Step 3: Find the Self Assessment Tool

At the top of the HawkWatch app, you will see a box outlined in red called “COVID-19 Self Assessment.” Touch the COVID-19 Self Assessment bar.

Step 4: Begin Your Self Assessment

Touch “Start a New Self Assessment.”

Step 5: Identify Your Category

Students, faculty and staff must tap the “Student, Faculty, and Staff” button to answer the self-assessment questions.

Step 6: Log in

Log in using your Lehigh credentials. Your credentials will be cached for 30 days for easy login.

Step 7: Save your QR Code

At the conclusion of the assessment, you will be provided with a QR code and recommended action items for that day, if applicable.

My Self-Assessment

You can see your latest self-assessment by selecting the “My Self-Assessment” portion of the tool. You may be asked to present your results. 

Red QR Code

Red QR Code

Consult the Red QR Code Actions page.

Green QR Code

Green QR Code

A green QR code means: You feel well and there are no actions flagged. 

Blue QR Code

Blue QR Code

A blue QR code means: You answered that you were unvaccinated. You are strongly encouraged to wear a mask and practice social distancing but do not have other actions flagged (i.e. you are not experiencing what may be COVID-related symptoms).


Self Assessment Questions

As part of the screening, you will be asked questions such as:

  • Are you feeling well today?
  • In the past 24 hours have you experienced any of these symptoms?
  • Was your temperature today above 100 degrees Fahrenheit or 37.8 degrees centigrade?
  • In the past 14 days have you had close contact with a person who is known to have or is suspected of having COVID-19 ?
  • In the past 14 days, have you been tested for or diagnosed with COVID-19?
  • Are you currently under quarantine for possible exposure to COVID-19?

Frequently Asked Questions

Questions marked with a bell emoji have been added recently.

A close contact is defined by the CDC as someone who was within six feet of an infected individual for a total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period. A suspected case is defined as an individual with symptoms potentially consistent with COVID-19 who is awaiting testing. 

If you made an error and submitted your self-assessment, you can retake the assessment to correct your question. The latest daily assessment will be used to create your QR code; however, multiple entries will be tracked. During the self-assessment, you can also select the “Go Back” feature to return to a previous screen and select a different answer.

You can contact the LTS Helpdesk at 610-758-4357 (8-HELP).

Yes. If you do not have the mobile technology to download the application, you can use the web-based version of the tool.