Take Your Daily Health Screening

  • Take Your Daily Health Screenin

    • The Safe Access Health Screen is now live.
      • Safe Access Health Screen "User" instructions
      • Safe Access Health Screen "Reviewer" instructions
        • New process for adding Visitors: Visitors (Those without a DPS employee or student ID) to your building can be added to Safe Access by on-site reviewers. For more detailed instructions please see question # 5 in the insturctions. 
    • PLEASE NOTE: Safe Access is a web-tool to be accessed only from a browser (Chrome, Edge, Firefox, Safari etc.), not an App. There is no app to download from the Google Play or Apple store. Some Apps with similar names exist, but these are not Safe Access.

About the COVID-19 Daily Health Screening

  • Each morning before reporting to work, we all need to fill out the COVID-19 Daily Health Screening form. Please answer each question honestly - there is no penalty for failing a screening. If you are experiencing symptoms, do not report to work. Failing a screening prevents you from entering DPS buildings and schools. 

    Together, we can reduce the spread of COVID-19, but we need your help. DPS, with guidance from the Colorado Department of Public Health And Environment (CDPHE), has developed a process to isolate developing symptoms and positive cases for COVID-19.

    Learn more about the CDHPE guidelines on their site.

Failed Daily Health Screening - Next Steps

  • Step 1: Do not report to the worksite. You should stay at home and seek more information about your symptoms.    

    Step 2: Contact your manager to inform them you cannot work in person for at least 24 hours because you failed your health screen. 

    • Discuss with your manager if working remotely is an option.

    Step 3:  Use this Decision Tree to help you determine next steps including when you can return to work. 

    Step 4:  If you are out longer than 3 business days with symptoms, submit for a leave of absence through TruePay. Use our How To Guide to submit your request. 

    • Steps for completing a leave of absence: 
      • You must request a leave through TruePay. Use this How To Guide to submit your request.
      • You will select Emergency Leave on the TruePay site. This is the COVID related leave option.  You will need to attach documentation from a medical provider regarding your symptoms.

    Start and End date: The start date is the date you failed your health screening. The end date should be 10 calendar days from the day you first experienced symptoms.

  • Pay During Your Mandatory Leave for Failed Health Screenings

    The Healthy Families and Workplaces Act (HFWA) requires all employers to provide paid sick leave during a declared public health emergency. Two weeks of an employee's regularly scheduled hours (up to 80 total hours) will be paid at the employee's regular rate. Sick leave accruals will be used to cover this pay. If an employee has no sick, vacation, or personal time available (or does not have enough accrued time to cover the full two weeks), DPS will still compensate the employee for the first two weeks of the leave.