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Health monitoring with Dr. Chat Bot

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Dr. Chat Bot, an online tool to screen faculty, staff, and trainees for COVID-19 symptoms before reporting to work, is being phased in University-wide.

The Dr. Chat Bot daily screening process takes less than two minutes and can be completed on a computer, tablet, or smartphone with internet access. The screening is mandatory for those reporting to campus.

Faculty and staff in the Medical Center should continue using Dr. Chat Bot as instructed. As it is rolled out to campus departments and students, department heads will be notified in advance, and each individual expected to use it will receive an email with information on completing the mandatory assessment before reporting to campus. Daily email reminders will also be delivered.

To access the Dr. Chat Bot screening tool:

Non–Medical Center faculty, staff, and all students should use this link.

  • Faculty and staff should enter the credentials used for logging into their work computer or email
  • Students should enter the credentials they use for University wireless (UR Connected)

Medical Center employees have been using a separate link to access Dr. Chat Bot and should continue with that process.

Anyone who is unsure of their login credentials can visit the IT My Identity Service; login with a NetID. If you have forgotten your password, click Change Forgotten Password for UR Active Directory Account. If you need additional help, call University IT at (585) 275-2000.

If employees do not have internet access available to complete the screening before arriving on campus, they should prearrange with their manager to complete it immediately upon arriving to work. Absent these arrangements, employees cannot complete Dr. Chat Bot once on campus.

The UR Mobile app also contains the Dr. Chat Bot tool. First-time users should open the UR Mobile app, wait a few seconds for a black banner “New settings available” to pop up from the bottom of the screen, and then tap to update.

To help with public health initiatives via ROC Covid-19, Dr. Chat Bot will ask your permission to anonymously share your data. If you opt-in, only your gender, age, race and ethnicity, zip code, and reported symptoms will be shared. This will be added to the growing information provided by the ROC Covid-19 participants, and will help more effectively track potential outbreaks in our community.

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