About the NMT MinerSafe App
The NMT C-19 App is a mobile application that is intended to enhance back-to-campus safety associated with the operation of university activities during the global COVID-19 pandemic. It is intended to augment existing COVID-19 practices in place at NMT, to include those required by the State of New Mexico, including adherence to COVID Safe Practices.
It is meant for use by the students, staff, and faculty of NMT on a strictly voluntary basis. The C-19 App is intended to provide the end-user with additional tools to use in their day-to-day access to NMT campus facilities. It is also intended to provide the NMT COVID-19 Response Team (Response Team) with additional resources to aid in a safe campus operation, to include contact tracing, management of positive cases, and safe operation of classroom, office, and residential environments on campus.
The C-19 App consists of four main features:
- Location Monitoring: On a voluntary basis, a user of the C-19 App can allow their device to report their location coordinates on campus, to provide data to the NMT Response Team with additional information to augment manual contact-tracing and facility-remediation efforts in the event of a positive result. Additionally, on a voluntary basis, the C-19 App can also collect information about the WiFi Access Point that the user is connected to. In future versions, this may allow for refined location calculations.
- A COVID-19 Symptoms Self-Check: This allows the user with the ability to walk through a questionnaire based on CDC-guidelines to determine whether or not they should avoid campus and/or seek medical help.
- A Location Self-Reporting Tool: This allows a user to check-in and check-out of buildings on NMT main campus, to include by room number, for the purposes of providing the NMT Response Team with additional information in the event of positive cases (e.g., understanding which facilities may need temporary closure, remediation, etc.), as well as to support manual contact-tracing efforts.
- A COVID-19 Positive Test Reporting Tool: This allows a user to report a positive test result for the purposes of providing the NMT Response Team with the ability to augment manual contact-tracing, notification, and facility remediation efforts. A positive test report will result in an email being sent to a limited number of officials on the Response Team.