Suppliers required to use ResponsiBLUE COVID-19 Screening Check at U-M

Effective immediately, all suppliers must use the ResponsiBLUE COVID-19 Screening Check before entering University of Michigan buildings and property. The requirement includes direct employees of suppliers as well as any other individuals—such as subcontractors or delivery people—that suppliers use when doing business with U-M.

The ResponsiBLUE Screening Check is an integral component of U-M’s ongoing effort to create a safe environment. Students, employees, and visitors are also required to use the tool before entering U-M buildings and property.

“It only takes a few minutes to complete the ResponsiBLUE Screening Check,” said Tony Burger, director of procurement services.  “And by supporting this important measure, along with U-M’s other public health steps such as wearing face coverings, maintaining social distancing, practicing frequent handwashing, avoiding large gatherings, and staying home when sick, our suppliers can help us make U-M’s campus safe for everyone.”

Important information on the ResponsiBLUE Screening Check for suppliers:

  • ResponsiBLUE collects certain data such as date and time of survey completion, method of accessing survey, and responses to survey questions. This information cannot be linked to an identifiable user.
  • It monitors trends in aggregate symptom reports over time and measures the levels of COVID-19 in the university community. The screening tool does not track location.
  • Individual privacy is protected in accordance with ResponsiBLUE’s privacy policy.  Data will be kept indefinitely to assist with monitoring trends over time, measuring the levels of COVID-19 in the community, and making informed decisions regarding U-M’s public health response to the virus.
  • Data is being gathered to check trends, identify possible outbreaks or hotspots, meet state of Michigan regulatory requirements, and enhance safety for all.

The ResponsiBLUE website has a variety of helpful resources, including an FAQ and the privacy policy for guests (suppliers).