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CVKey Mobile App

University of Kansas students, faculty and staff, along with campus visitor and vendors, must use the CVKey symptom checker app this fall for entry into campus buildings. If you will be on campus and entering buildings for any reason during the fall semester, download the CVKey symptom checker app today.

The CVKey app asks questions regarding your current state of health and your travel history. You are required to complete the health assessment each day you plan to be on campus. If your answers meet the required health status, the app will generate a QR code for you to scan at building entrances. If your answers indicate a possible risk for COVID-19 infection, the app will direct you to contact a health care provider.

Privacy Protections

The CVKey app was built with privacy in mind. The self-assessment and health-related information is strictly confined to your mobile device. No personal health data is shared or stored outside the mobile device. The only information the QR code provides when scanned is a simple yes or no indication of whether your health assessment meets the criteria to enter the building that day. The app cannot be used for other functions, such as location tracking or contact tracing.

Download and Install the Mobile App

Go to for instructions on how to download and install the mobile app.

Using the App for Building Access

  1. Open the CVKey app on your device
  2. Go to the Symptom Checker (it might already be open in the app)
  3. Scroll down and check the acknowledgement box next to the "I agree..." statement
  4. Click "Start" on the Symptom Checker
  5. Respond to the questions on each screen
  6. Check the acknowledgement box and then "Next."
  7. You will see "Your Health Status" with a colored dot. [screenshot]
  8. Click "CVPass" icon at bottom of the screen [screenshot]
  9. Select the facility you will be accessing [screenshot]
  10. Click on "Get CVPass"
  11. At the building entrance, hold the QR code up facing the kiosk or staff building monitor
  12. The kiosk or building monitor will scan your QR code

NOTE: If you have symptoms indicating possible COVID-19 exposure, you will see a yellow, orange or red status in the app and will not be able to access most buildings. What do the status colors mean?

Alternative: Written Health Self-Assessment

If you choose not to use the CVKey mobile app, you will be required to complete a written health self-assessment. You can print and complete this written health assessment form at home rather than completing it after you arrive at your building.

About the CVKey App 

The CVKey mobile app and the written form are based on information from the Kansas Department of Health & Environment.

Learn more about the CVKey App.

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