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KU uses new app to safely reopen campus

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KU uses new app to safely reopen campus
(KWCH) Article by Sarah Motter.

LAWRENCE, Kan. (WIBW) – The University of Kansas is using a new app to safely and responsibly reopen campus after COVID-19 closures.

The University of Kansas says a successful pilot project, it will be reopening campus to students, faculty and staff by requiring them to use a mobile health app to monitor symptoms of COVID-19 before allowing entrance into campus buildings.

KU says the app was created by CVKey Project which is a nonprofit initiative co-founded by former Google vice president Brian McClendon who is a KU alumnus and a research professor in the School of Engineering. It says it was the first community to test the app, but project officials are in talks to expand the service to other universities and organizations.

“The goal was how we can build tools that will allow the world to reopen responsibly,” McClendon said. “That’s our focus.” […]

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