Updated Winter Quarter Guidance & FAQs: Remote instruction extended through Jan. 28

Reviewing Daily Symptom Survey Results

University officials may request to see your Daily Symptom Survey (DSS) results email to verify that you are compliant with campus policy and permitted to access university facilities and programs.


Symptom Survey results are confidential and private.
Requesting Symptom Survey results without a business need to do so, may infringe on the privacy of others. Email privacy@ucdavis.edu if you have concerns. 

Officials who may ask to see your Daily Symptom Survey (DSS) results email, include:
  • Your supervisor and manager
  • Classroom Instructors and Academic Advisors  (e.g., when students access classrooms, offices, other spaces for academic-related meetings)
  • Aggie Public Health Ambassadors (located at the ARC gym entrance, ARC testing kiosk, Mrak Hall, Coho, Silo, and the four dining commons.)
  • Employees at points-of-sale (e.g., purchasing food, event tickets, merchandise)
  • Employees at points-of-service (e.g., customer service desk)
  • Event staff and employees assigned to control facility entry points (including labs)

It is not appropriate to ask to see DSS results:
  • Between colleagues at a meeting.
  • When you’re sitting next to someone in a meeting or a classroom.
  • When you see someone walking down the hall or standing in a public, interior space (e.g., elevator, water fountain)
  • Because you think it will tell you the person’s vaccination status
  • Because you’re friends or “just curious”
Employees and students are not generally permitted to ask to see another’s DSS results.

Reviewing DSS results emails

For those with a business need and approval to review Symptom Survey results to verify compliance with campus policy:

  • Treat this information as confidential.
  • Conduct a visual review of the documentation provided (e.g., email or printed email).
    • Ensure that students and employees are using the correct badge (NOT a visitor badge)
    • Look for correct name in the heading.
    • Look for either a Green or Purple approval color, either is acceptable.
    • Look for current date. 
  • Do not retain any identifiable documentation. 
Student/Employee Approved Badge
affiliate approved badge for daily symptom survey

The Student/Employee Badge has name at the very top and an approval time.
Visitor Approved Badge
Visitor approved badge for daily symptom survey

The Visitor Badge is designed to be distinct from the Student/Employee Badge. 1) Includes "Visitor" at top, 2) Name is at the bottom of badge.
UC Davis Health Badge
NOT accepted on Davis campus
UC Davis Health approved badge
Employees and visitors on the Davis campus, must use the Davis campus survey.

Instructor options for reviewing DSS results

We understand that checking individual results may not be feasible in all situations.

  • Ask students to come to class with their email results ready and check for approved status for entry.
  • Ask students to lift their phones at the start of class so you can visually confirm their green/purple approved status. 
  • Ask students to email you their approved results, if manageable.

See Information for Classroom Instruction page for detailed FAQs

Saving DSS results emails

Supervisors and facility managers may ask employees or students to forward their Symptom Survey results email to verify compliance:

  • Do not keep Symptom Survey results emails for longer than the day you need to use it.
  • Those who receive Symptom Survey results emails should delete stored copies