Skip to Content

UW-Eau Claire to require mobile app to help stem spread of COVID-19

Eau Claire (WQOW) - During Thursday's briefing, UW-Eau Claire addressed the new mobile app it will be requiring of all students and faculty for the upcoming semester.

The app will record temperature and symptoms of those logged in, helping the university track cases of COVID-19.

UW-Eau Claire officials said the app will be the best tool available to prevent a coronavirus outbreak on campus.

They also said it will be going through beta testing to ensure it's completely secure and will not track the location of it's users.

"This is really going to ensure that we can provide a safe and effective learning environment face-to-face, which is what we're all asking for and hoping for," said Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Warren Anderson.

Logging into the app will be required throughout the whole semester, even on days when students and staff are not on campus.

Rebecca Fiala

Rebecca Fiala joined the News 18 Sports Team in December 2018 as our weekend sports anchor and sports reporter.

Skip to content