Individuals who are awaiting their final vaccine dose or who have received a University-approved exemption must participate in the University’s rapid screening program.
You will be required to upload your rapid screening results to UCheck promptly after each screening. Your rapid screening results will be used to advise you whether you are permitted to attend University premises.
The University will ensure that access to any personal information provided is limited to those who require access on a “need to know” basis only to ensure adherence to University requirements. This information will be securely stored and will only be used for the purpose of securing the health, safety, and well-being of the University community. The University will delete the information 12 months after the purposes for which it was collected are fulfilled.
If you receive a positive rapid screen result you must take a COVID-19 PCR test and report the following information about your PCR test to the University of Toronto occupational health nurse: PCR test date, location, result and (if available) CT Value. The University of Toronto, through the Occupational Health Nurse, reports positive PCR tests to the local public health unit, in accordance with reporting requirements in Ontario.
The CDL Rapid Screening Consortium (“Consortium”) and its members together with provincial public health agencies have developing a system for conducting COVID-19 rapid screening that can be administered on a cost effective basis and produce rapid results for the purpose of reopening the economy. The Consortium is supporting the University of Toronto, in administering its rapid screening program, through UCheck, and will provide some information to the Consortium:
UCheck will create a unique identifier for your account and disclose the following data to the Consortium: your unique identifier, your role (employee, guest, vendor), age range, screen type, pilot site, screen result, screening date, and, if you undergo a PCR test, your test result (“De-identified Data”). The unique identifier will enable the Consortium to link your screen results over time. No personally-identifying information will be provided to the Consortium. Only UCheck will be in control of the key that links your identifier to you personally and will manage it securely.
The Consortium will use De-identified Data to evaluate the effectiveness of the COVID-19 screens, identify possible improvements to the operational performance of COVID-19 screening programs, inform public health authorities on the use of the screens in practice, and measure if there are site-specific or general workplace issues with the screening program.
The Consortium will also use the De-identified Data to provide aggregated statistical reporting to the Site Operator, and create benchmarking reports and analysis based on De-identified Data obtained from all Consortium members and participating workplaces to allow participating workplaces to assess and compare the efficacy of the use of the COVID-19 screens at their workplace.
The Consortium will retain this information for the duration of the Pilot and will then anonymize the data so that you will not be re-identified using that data alone or in combination with other information.
Provincial Public Health Agencies
The Consortium may also share De-identified Data with provincial public health agencies to monitor the efficacy of the COVID-19 screening devices and programs, determine the prevalence of COVID-19, and facilitate safe and responsible employment practices to allow individuals to safely return to work. Provincial public health agencies may also use this data to inform their resource deployment in their combatting of COVID-19 and to assist public health care providers in detecting, preventing and treating COVID-19 infections in their regions.
Provincial public health agencies may also share this data with Health Canada according to their established protocols and in accordance with provincial legislation. Provincial public health agencies include Ontario Public Health, Alberta Health Services, Public Health New Brunswick, the Health and Welfare Commissioner of Quebec, and other provincial public health agencies, boards, arms-length corporations, and offices.
The Consortium will share aggregated data with other participating workplaces for reporting and analysis purposes.