As Hawai`i is taking careful steps to recover from COVID-19, HEMIC has begun to transition our employees back into the office. We developed a mobile app called “Passport” to facilitate our employees’ safe return to a healthy workplace. Since it is working well for us, we’d like to share it with you.

The Passport App helps employers confirm that each worker is symptom-free prior to entering the workplace each day or shift. The app is simple, easy and confidential.

Here’s how it works:

  • The employee opens the app before reporting to work and takes a short survey about COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Their status is sent confidentially to your HR contact.
  • If the employee is symptomatic, they are instructed not to report to work, to monitor their symptoms, and to follow-up with a doctor.
  • HR can then maintain regular communication with any symptomatic employee, confirming their next steps and planning for a healthy return.

The Passport App is available to all HEMIC policyholders and can be easily customized for those utilizing MS Office 365. For others, a web-hosted version is available.

If you are a policyholder interested in using the Passport app, click here to request access.