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Blugold Protocol

Monitor your health with Blugold Protocol

All UW-Eau Claire faculty, staff and students are required to monitor their health every day through the Blugold Protocol application. The mobile app, which was developed specifically for UW-Eau Claire, is HIPAA-compliant and all information gathered through the app is secure. The app allows users to complete a daily log of their temperature and any symptoms of COVID-19.

All Blugolds are required to download the app and log their symptoms and temperature daily. Daily entry of your health status is required throughout the 2020-2021 academic year, including weekends and holidays. 

Note: Students who are not living in university housing and are enrolled in all remote-instruction classes with no plan to come to campus during the 2021 spring semester are not required to use the Blugold Protocol app or take part in the antigen testing. If students are involved in clinical placements, such as student teaching or nursing clinicals, or plan to come on campus for research or to access campus facilities, they must follow the Blugold Protocol app and take part in the required testing.

How to download and use Blugold Protocol

If users have difficulty accessing the app with their university credentials, they should contact the UW-Eau Claire Help Desk (715-836-5711,

If you do not have internet access, you can call 715-836-4418 and leave a message with the details that you would normally update in Protocol.

Learn more about how to use the app below. 

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Step 1: Download Blugold Protocol

Blugold Protocol is available on both Google Play and the App Store. Once downloaded, you may choose whether or not to allow push notifications. 

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Step 2: Log In

You are required to log in to Blugold Protocol. You will first enter your university email address. You will then be sent to a page where you can enter your university username/password and verify your credentials with Duo. 

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Step 3: Read the Privacy Policy and Enter A Pin

Please read the privacy policy and accept the terms if you agree. You will then be asked to enter a six-digit PIN.

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Step 4: Blugold Protocol Overview

The next few screens give an overview of the Blugold Protocol app and how you will use it. Once you have reviewed the slides, click “Get Started.”

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Step 5: Update Your Health Data

The Home screen of the Blugold Protocol app is where you will update your health data, test data and PCR/Antigen test results. Click "Update Health Data" to get started. 

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Step 6: Record Your Daily Temperature and Symptoms

Please enter your temperature and symptoms. Tap "Next" on the top, upper right-hand side of the screen to record them. 

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Step 7: Indicate Your Overall Health & Any Recent Exposure to COVID-19

The next screen will record your overall health and whether or not you have been in recent, close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. Click "Next." 

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Step 8: Review And Save

Review your recorded daily health values. If you need to adjust, click "Back." If the list looks correct to the best of your knowledge, click "Save." From here, the app will recommend next steps (if any). Suggested next steps may include contacting Student Health Service, contacting your health care provider, getting tested and/or quarantining.

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Step 9: Review SHS Recommendations

When you enter your first day of health values, you will see a "Need more input for recommendation" screen. After two recordings of health data, you will begin receiving health recommendations from Student Health Service.