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Update: COVID-19 Screening and Vaccine Assessments


We are pleased to announce two Clarity Human Services enhancements related to COVID-19: 

  1. New COVID-19 Vaccine Assessment to align with HUD’s “Data Collection Options for COVID-19 Vaccines” guidance; and
  2. Updated COVID-19 screening assessment that expands the original COVID-19 Screening Tool to align with the most recent CDC guidance.

COVID-19 Screening Assessment Update

To continue to align with CDC guidance, we’ve added a new assessment to Clarity Human Services called, COVID-19 Screening Tool (v2-2021). This assessment expands on the original COVID-19 Screening Tool in Clarity in the following ways:

The health conditions on the COVID-19 Screening Tool (v2-2021) are now split into two sections: 

  • Health conditions that are “HIGH RISK,” for an increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19
  • Health conditions that are “POTENTIAL RISK” for an increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19. 

New fields include:

  • Cancer
  • COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
  • Down Syndrome
  • Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from solid organ transplant
  • Obesity (body mass index [BMI] of 30 kg/m2 or higher but < 40 kg/m2)
  • Pregnancy
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Smoking
  • Type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • Asthma (moderate-to-severe)
  • Cerebrovascular disease (affects blood vessels and blood supply to the brain)
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from blood or bone marrow transplant, immune deficiencies, HIV, use of corticosteroids, or use of other immune weakening medicines
  • Neurologic conditions, such as dementia
  • Overweight (BMI > 25 kg/m2, but < 30 kg/m2)
  • Pulmonary fibrosis (having damaged or scarred lung tissues)
  • Thalassemia (a type of blood disorder)
  • Type 1 diabetes mellitus

Removed fields include:

  • Immunocompromised (including cancer treatment)
  • Chronic lung disease or moderate to severe Asthma
  • Diabetes

Updated Fields include:

  • Chronic kidney disease undergoing dialysis > Chronic kidney disease
  • Serious Heart Condition > Serious heart conditions
  • Severe Obesity (BMI >40%) > Severe Obesity (BMI ≥ 40 kg/m2)
  • High Blood Pressure > Hypertension or high blood pressure

To Do: 

  • System administrators who DO NOT wish to use the new COVID-19 Screening Tool (v2-2021) do not need to do anything.
  • System administrators who wish to use the new COVID-19 Screening Tool (v2-2021) must enable it first for the appropriate agencies and second for the appropriate programs (if applicable).
  • Relevant staff should also review filters and questions included in any custom Looks related to the COVID-19 Screening Tool.

The COVID-19 Screening Tool (v2-2021) can be found in the Assessment screens section of Clarity. Locate this section by starting at the Launcher menu and then navigating to Setup > Screens > Assessment Screens.

New COVID Vaccine Assessment

A new COVID-19 Vaccine Assessment is currently enabled as a system screen in Clarity. This assessment aligns with HUD’s “Data Collection Options for COVID-19 Vaccines ” guidance. The assessment includes:

  • Are you willing to take the COVID-19 vaccine?
    • What is the key concern?
    • ‘Other’ reason not willing to take the COVID-19 vaccine
    • What would you need to feel safe taking the vaccine?
  • Have you gotten the first shot/dose?
  • Vaccination Status
  • Dose 1—Date Scheduled
  • Dose 1—Date Administered
  • Dose 1—Location Administered
  • COVID-19 Immunization Information System (IIS) recipient ID
  • COVID-19 vaccine manufacturer (MVX)
  • Second Dose Required?
  • Dose 2—Date Scheduled
  • Dose 2—Date Administered
  • Dose 2—Location Administered

To Do: