AlphaMED COVIDCARE is a mobile wellness app built to help school districts keep schools safe as new varients of COVID-19 quickly emerge, children remain unvaccinated and questions emerge about the long-term efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines. The public health app is the first written by a physician on the front line of COVID care in New York City.
The app adapts to changing Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and state guidelines. It also incorporates experience from front-line physicians diagnosing and treating COVID patients and combatting new varients. The app allows schools to certify staff and students daily to safely return to the classroom during the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.
Use AlphaMED COVIDCARE to:
"We’ve done the hard work so schools have a simple solution for the new school year. The app adapts to changing CDC and state guidelines and helps protect children and staff as schools reopen."
- Warren J. Wexelman, M.D.
Cardiologist/Internist at NYU Langone Medical Center
and Author of the AlphaMed COVIDCARE
AlphaMED COVIDCARE enables budget-conscious schools to immediately implement a COVID-19 screening process to meet local reopening guidelines. This app aids schools that cannot build screening centers or cannot staff temperature checks for hundreds of students each morning. Nursery schools, elementary schools, middle schools and high schools in the United States or around the world can use the app.
The app aids in maintaining physical distance between staff and students. The app helps reduce the chances of coronavirus cases coming into private and public schools. It also supports in-person learning environments for the social and emotional well-being of children and teenagers.
Use smartphones to quickly meet reopening guidelines and ensure a safe school while encouraging physical distancing. Allow parents, staff and older students to answer simple questions and self-certify that the student or staff member is healthy to attend school that day. The app enhances safety by identifying high-risk students and staff members BEFORE they arrive onsite at school. Schools can reopen more safely, without having to incur the expense or time to establish and staff new systems.
Staff, students, parents and faculty log in to the AlphaMED COVIDCARE app on their iOS or Android device each morning. They answer questions about the current health and COVID-19 risk factors for the individual need certification. Once they've answered the questions, the app provides instant notification if the individual is cleared to come into the classroom or school environment.**
If certification fails, the app suggests next steps, such as participating remotely or contacting a medical professional. The intuitive, easy to use questionnaire takes less than a minute to complete.
Based on the answers provided, an on-screen notification will show the user if they are safe or not to return to school. A notification will also be sent to the school
For security measures, no data is stored on the mobile device.
AlphaMED COVIDCARE is deployed on a cloud/mobile platform that is immediately ready to use and requires minimal setup and configuration. While the mobile app employs a standardized questionnaire based on CDC guidelines, school-specific questions/fields can be added very easily to the application implementation for that school.
Additional school reopening solutions are available for scheduling staff, busing, class size, lunchroom and conference attendance in schools. Contact us for more health and safety apps to help opened schools with COVID-19 response and planning.
**Important note: AlphaMED COVIDCARE does not provide medical advice but is intended for information purposes only. It is not meant to be a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. It is not engaging in the practice of medicine, nor is it in any way meant to eliminate your doctor or other healthcare providers.
Do not ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of the questions or results of the AlphaMED COVIDCARE App. No matter what the results of the App show, if you do not feel well, call your doctor or other health care provider immediately. If you think that you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911. Always follow social distancing guidelines put forth by the health care community and governmental authorities. Decisions about entering any facility or engaging in any activity rests with the institutions, individuals, guardians and parents and are made solely at their own risk and should always be made with the guidance of their respective medical providers.
Additional Resource for School Administrators:
The Guidance for COVID-19 Prevention in K-12 Schoolsfrom the CDC answers questions such as:
How can students ride the school bus safely?
What strategies can schools use to help students, teachers and staff be successful in reducing the risk of spreading SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19?