About Hawk Check

Coming to campus? Don’t forget to complete Hawk Check, the COVID-19 self-checker.

Take the Hawk Check Self-Assessment Here

In order to maintain a safe work environment, all employees, students, contractors and visitors will be required to complete a mandatory daily screening assessment before returning to campus. Students who live on campus should complete the assessment daily before leaving their room.

Taking steps to minimize the risk and spread of COVID-19 is a responsibility shared by every member of the Montclair State community. The information you share through Hawk Check will help us support you if you become ill. It also will allow for contact tracing, in the event of a positive or presumed case of the coronavirus.

Plan ahead if you are coming to Montclair State. You need to take the self-assessment 6 to 14 hours before arriving on campus.

Everyone who comes to campus (whether every day, or only on certain days) must do Hawk Check, and they must do it 7 days a week. It is one of our most important tools for breaking the chain of infections faster and keeping everyone safer.

Why Hawk Check?

As part of Montclair State’s Red Hawk Restart plan, the University has developed this online health screening for everyone who comes to campus. The self-assessments are part of a broad plan to ensure the well-being of the entire campus community and are consistent with state and federal regulations and public health best practices.

Daily Self-Screening

The daily self-screening before coming to campus is a valuable health tool in mitigating the spread and promoting the early detection of COVID-19.

Hawk Check is designed to help students, faculty and staff identify if they may have:

  • Experienced symptoms consistent with COVID-19.
  • Been in contact with a person diagnosed with COVID-19.
  • Been in contact with a person being medically evaluated for COVID-19.
  • Traveled outside of the U.S. or to areas within the U.S. identified as hotspots.

Based on individual responses to a series of questions, the individual may appropriately come to campus for study or work, or stay home, or seek medical assistance, either at home or on campus.

How to Use Hawk Check

All students, employees, contractors and visitors will be required to complete a daily screening assessment before coming to campus.

Everyone who comes to campus (whether every day, or only on certain days) must do Hawk Check, and they must do it 7 days a week. It is one of our most important tools for breaking the chain of infections faster and keeping everyone safer.

The assessment must be completed 6 to 14 hours before arriving at Montclair State, to allow time for the University Health Center and Occupational Health Department to review results and, if needed, contact individuals who screen positive. Students who live on campus should complete the assessment daily before leaving their room.

If an employee answers yes to any question, s/he should remain home and consider contacting a health care provider. The employee should inform her/his supervisor in the usual way that s/he is taking sick leave. The employee may, when and as appropriate, receive a call from an authorized University officer from the Occupational Health Department or the Office of Human Resources.

If a student who lives on campus answers yes to any question, the student should self-isolate (quarantine) in their room and contact the University Health Center.

If a student who lives off campus answers yes to any question, the student should remain off-campus and consider contacting a health care provider. The student may, based on symptoms and risk factors reported, receive a call from the University Health Center.

If a visitor answers yes to any question, s/he should remain off-campus until they have talked to a health care provider.

If a contractor who is issued a network ID answers yes to any question, s/he should remain off-campus and may, based on symptoms and risk factors reported, receive a call from the Occupational Health Department.

If a contractor who does not have a University NetID answers yes to any question, the person should remain off-campus and to contact the University sponsor or person to whom s/he reports.

Confidentiality

Responses to the health self-assessment application will be stored electronically and kept separate from all other University records. This data will be kept confidential, and will not be accessed unless the response indicates the presence of, symptoms of, or exposure to COVID-19. In such circumstances, employee responses will be accessed only by authorized officers from the Division of Human Resources, or Occupational Health, and student responses by the University Health Center. The identity of individuals shall not be disclosed beyond these offices except as required to conduct contact tracing and to protect the public health with the local, County or State Department of Health or as required by applicable laws.

Red Hawk Restart Training

If you have not already completed the required training for members of the campus community, use the links below to go to the appropriate website.

Employee TrainingStudent Training