Ithaca College will be utilizing a badge system to help students and others understand student compliance with the Daily Health Screening and surveillance testing, and their ability to access campus. It is also a mechanism for students who require quarantine or isolation to visualize their status, which indicates their inability to access campus until they are cleared. All students accessing campus will have their badges enabled.
The Badge Helps You Track Compliance
About the IC Health Badge
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Badge Status and Definitions
The badge status types and definitions are:
Cleared (Green) = up-to-date on Daily Health Screening ("Survey") and surveillance testing ("Lab Test"), or both. Not in quarantine or isolation. Cleared to access campus.
Overdue (Yellow) = has not completed Daily Health Screening ("Survey"), surveillance testing ("Lab Test"), or both. Not cleared to access campus.
Quarantine (Orange) = status is in quarantine due to close contact with a positive case or is more than 96 hours overdue on screening or testing. Not cleared to access campus.
Isolation (Red) = status is in isolation. Has recent positive test result requiring isolation or has indicated having symptoms of COVID-19 during daily health screening. Not cleared to access campus.
NA (Blue) = screening badge is not enabled. Students in Tompkins County should contact Hammond Health Center at firstname.lastname@example.org so the badge can be enabled.
Green does not mean free from SARS-CoV-2 infection
The "green" cleared status badge does NOT mean that a student is free from SARS-CoV-2 infection. It means that they are completing their Daily Health Screening and testing (if unvaccinated), and that no infection was detected from their most recent testing. Continued infection prevention measures, especially for the unvaccinated, such as wearing a face covering, maintaining at least 6 feet of physical distance, and practicing good hand hygiene are still extremely important!
Accessing Your Badge
There are several ways to access your badge:
- When completing the Daily Health Screening ("Survey") it will show on your smartphone or laptop; OR
- Go to apps.ithaca.edu and click on the MYICHEALTH tile, which will bring you to the log in screen for your Hammond Health Center portal. Once in the health portal, you may click on "Show Badge" to bring up your status; OR
- Go to myichealthcenter.ithaca.edu which will bring you to the log in screen for your Hammond Health Center portal. Once in the health portal, students may click on "Show Badge" to bring up their status.
Adding or Changing Your Chosen Name, Gender Identity, and Pronouns
If you prefer to have a chosen name as the name shown on your IC Health Badge, it is easy to add or change your chosen name. Go to myichealthcenter.ithaca.edu which will bring you to your Hammond Health Center web portal. Once you log in with your Netpass and date of birth, you have the option to "Edit My Profile." This will give you options to edit your chosen name in the Preferred Name section. You can also change your Gender Identity and Pronouns here!
Using the Badge
Students will be asked to produce a green badge at different locations across campus using their phone or computer in order to access those locations. Here are a few situations where a student may be asked to show a green badge:
When entering the Fitness Center or Library
When entering a classroom
When entering the dining hall
When being granted access to team practice as a student athlete
Enforcement of the IC Health Badge
The IC Health Badge reflects compliance with various aspects of the Community Agreement, including daily screening, testing, quarantine, and isolation. Students must display a "green badge" when requested for accessing various locations, events, or activities on campus and non-compliance is a violation of the community agreement and can be reported here. Violations by faculty or staff will be subject to disciplinary processes in accordance with the respective policies in the Ithaca College Policy Manual or collective bargaining agreement covering the individual. Violations by students, both residential and off-campus, will be subject to disciplinary action in accordance with the Student Conduct Code.