The COVID-19 pandemic is an extraordinary situation requiring significant measures to create a safe educational community. UAB is using GuideSafe™ Event Passport to manage entry to clinical buildings to keep our campus healthy and limit the spread of the virus.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) requires that all UAB Medicine employees, health care personnel and others — including trainees and students — with a clinical touchpoint be screened prior to their shift. It is quick and easy to comply using UAB Healthcheck, which allows you to simply reply “YES” or “NO” to a daily text message. A completed Healthcheck generates a digital “passport”; employees and students should be prepared to display this passport upon request by a health screener to enter clinical buildings. Please enroll in Healthcheck if you have not already done so.

This passport is good for 24 hours. Each user is assigned a unique passport number indicating their status for the upcoming event that will show a “Clear” screen or “Not Clear” screen. A clear passport will be required to enter clinical buildings on our campus.

Beginning Monday, May 10, UAB students, faculty and staff who are not considered health care personnel and do not work in or visit UAB clinical buildings or settings will no longer be required to complete Healthcheck. Click here to see if you should or should not complete Healthcheck.

How to Access GuideSafe™ Event Passport

You can access GuideSafe™ Event Passport on a phone, tablet, or computer. It is mobile-enabled so that it can be easily viewed on your phone. The site can be pinned to your smartphone home screen so that it appears as an app.

When bookmarking the Passport page, your BlazerID will not be displayed for security reasons. We encourage you to visit UAB Healthcheck to retrieve your Passport.

GuideSafe™ Event Passport is available after you have completed GuideSafe™ Healthcheck. After you have completed Healthcheck, press the “Passport” button to get your passport. This passport is good for 24 hours. Remember your passport number to access your passport later in the day. After the 24-hour passport has expired, you will need to complete Healthcheck again. Each passport will have a time and date to ensure validity.

A phone screen of GuideSafe shows Clear status.

If you received a status of "Clear” from the GuideSafe™ Event Passport for a specific event, meeting or facility, you will be permitted to enter.

A phone screen of GuideSafe shows Not Clear status.

If you received a status of “Not Clear” from the GuideSafe™ Event Passport for a specific event, meeting or facility, you will not be permitted to enter.

Privacy

GuideSafe™ Event Passport is a HIPAA compliant platform. Event Passport does not track you as a person or your location. Each user is assigned a unique passport number indicating their status for the upcoming event.

UAB will receive your information submitted through the GuideSafe™ Event Passport. The information is to ensure compliance and to identify employees or students who may need to be tested to further prevent the spread of COVID-19.