Health Screening Guidelines

Updated Nov. 30, 2020, 2:07 p.m.

Health Screening Guidelines

All Dartmouth students, faculty, and staff are required to complete a health screening each day they access Dartmouth's campuses in Hanover or Lebanon or any Dartmouth buildings, grounds, facilities, or worksites regardless of location. The health screening is completed by taking your temperature and answering questions through the Temperature Self-Assessment (TSA) website at https://dartgo.org/tsa. The TSA questions ask about recent travel and COVID-19 exposure and symptoms in accordance with the state of New Hampshire's COVID-19 Reopening Guidance.

Who must complete the health screening?

All Dartmouth students, faculty, and staff are required to complete the health screening each day they access Dartmouth's campuses in Hanover or Lebanon or any Dartmouth buildings, grounds, facilities, or worksites regardless of location. The health screening must be completed even when accessing campuses or buildings for only a short time. Those who live on campus are required to complete the health screening every day even if they do not leave their single room or residence that day.

How do I complete the health screening?

Before entering campuses or buildings each day, or before leaving your on-campus single room or residence, students, faculty, and staff should take their temperature, and then go to the TSA website at https://dartgo.org/tsa, respond to the questions, and follow the instructions at the end of the screening.

What if I don't have internet access or a smartphone to answer the TSA questions?

If you are unable to access the TSA website, please contact your dean or adviser (if you are a student) or your supervisor or department head (if you are faculty or staff).

What if I don't have a thermometer?

Students, faculty, and staff without access to a thermometer can take their temperature with one of 32 non-contact wall-mounted infrared thermometers installed across campus. To use, stand in front of the thermometer and wait until the digital display shows your temperature. Then, complete the TSA questions online.

Infrared Thermometer

The infrared thermometers are available at the following locations:

  • 37 Dewey Field Road at the entrance at the Maynard parking lot
  • 53 Commons in the North Alcove (2 thermometers)
  • 7 Lebanon St., in the lobby
  • Alumni Gym at the front entrance on East Wheelock Street and at the South entrance
  • Anonymous Hall at the South entrance
  • Baker-Berry Library at the Novak entrance and in Baker Main Hall
  • Burke Laboratory in the lobby
  • Byrne Dining Hall at the main entrance
  • Collis Center at the South Main Street Atrium entrance
  • Dartmouth Hall at the main entrance
  • Davis Varsity House at the main entrance
  • Fairchild Tower at the main entrance
  • Kemeny Hall on the lower level, east side
  • McKenzie Hall at the main entrance
  • McNutt Hall in the Computer Store
  • Moore Hall East entrance
  • Remsen/Vail at the East entrance #4, level 3
  • Remsen at the West entrance #3
  • Robinson Hall at the West side entrance adjacent to the elevator
  • Rockefeller Center in the lobby
  • Sudikoff Hall at the main entrance
  • Thayer School of Engineering at the Atrium West entrance and in the Cummings lobby
  • Vail at the loading dock West entrance #1
  • Warehouse in the FO&M Warehouse at McKenzie
  • Whittemore Hall at the lower level entrance

Dick's House is also available for assistance checking temperatures but cannot provide access to the questions on the TSA website.

Do I need to wear a mask at temperature screening locations?

Yes, Dartmouth requires that you wear a face covering at all times when using or accessing shared or communal spaces both indoors and outdoors. Read Dartmouth's face covering policy for more information, including details on when you may remove your face covering.

What are the TSA questions?

The questions, as set out in New Hampshire state guidance, are:

What happens after I answer the TSA questions?

After answering the TSA questions, you will see a screen with instructions on what to do next. Follow the instructions closely. If the instructions say that you may not access Dartmouth campuses or buildings you must refrain from coming to campus or, if you are already on campus, you must leave immediately. If you live on campus, you must return to your single room or residence. Then follow the instructions on who to contact for further guidance.

Who can see the information I submit through the TSA?

Answers to the questions submitted through the TSA will be treated as confidential health information accessible by Dick's House (for students) and Axiom Medical (for faculty and staff). Supervisors, department heads, deans, and advisers will be given information about whether the screening was completed and whether the person who completed the TSA is able to access campuses or buildings, but they will not see answers to individual questions.

What if I have some of the symptoms listed, but I don't think I have COVID-19?

If you answer "Yes" to the question about COVID-19 symptoms, contact Dick's House at 603-646-9400 if you are a student or Axiom Medical at 877-502-9466 if you are faculty or a staff member. Until and unless you receive clearance from Dick's House (students) or Axiom (faculty or staff), you should stay home or in your on-campus single room or residence as if you are sick.

Undergraduate students should email dean.of.the.college@dartmouth.edu to confirm they are in touch with Dick's House. Graduate and professional school students should contact their student affairs dean and, if applicable, their PI (faculty adviser) to let them know they are not able to access campus buildings due to their TSA result.

Faculty and staff members should contact their supervisor or department head to let them know they are not able to access campus buildings due to their TSA result.

I've been informed that my student or a member of my team should not be on campus based on TSA results. What should I do?

Instruct the person to stay home or in their on- or off-campus room or residence and, if appropriate, work with them to see if they can complete their work remotely.

Do these guidelines apply to contractors, vendors, or visitors?

Contractors and vendors are required to comply with the screening laws of New Hampshire through their employer and are expected to follow the Dartmouth Contractor Safety Protocol.

Visitors must receive specific authorization before coming to Dartmouth. Read Dartmouth's visitor guidance for more information.

Who do I contact with questions about the health screening guidelines?

Students can contact Dick's House at dicks.house.health.service@dartmouth.edu or 603-646-9400. Faculty and staff can contact the Office of Human Resources at human.resources@dartmouth.edu or 603-646-3411.