University Contact Tracing
This message to all faculty and staff has been approved by Renisha Gibbs, Associate Vice President for Human Resources and Finance & Administration Chief of Staff.
In November, the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) launched the Healthy Together pilot program. Healthy Together is a contact tracing platform used by FDOH to notify individuals of their COVID-19 test results. The platform utilizes Bluetooth technology to determine when close contact has been made with a person who tests positive. Users who are participating in the application can then receive notifications that they have been in close proximity with an anonymous individual who has tested positive for COVID-19, thus prompting them to get tested due to potential exposure.
If you have recently been tested or experienced an exposure, you may have received a notification via the Healthy Together platform. These messages are not spam. Faculty, staff, and students can learn more about the app when they click the Healthy Together link, which assures individuals their data will only be used in the fight against the spread of COVID-19. Users will receive an SMS text message with a link to download the app when test results are available from FDOH. There is no code for FSU that needs to be entered.
The University also conducts contact tracing in coordination with the Leon County Health Department. If you have responded to the Healthy Together application contact tracing platform, you are still strongly encouraged to continue to participate in the University contact tracing program.
Secure Assessment for FSU Exposure Response (SAFER)
Your participation and cooperation are genuinely appreciated. Thank you for continuing to do your part to stop the spread of COVID-19.