SWAY App Symptom Checker Information

What is the SWAY App?

The SWAY App is a symptom checker that is used to identify any COVID-like symptoms prior to entering the campus. The application screens for the following common COVID-19 symptoms:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

How to use the SWAY App

Below are steps to complete if you are going to be on campus:

  1. Download the Sway Medical App using the Apple App Store or Google Play (Version 5.0 or latest)

    1. If you are upgrading your app, you should first delete the existing app and download and install the new version.

  2. NOTE: First time ONLY

    Skip entering your email and password; instead, click on “Have Session Code” enter session code only.

  3. Enter the Session Code (Faculty/Staff can find the code on the Portal)

    Sway app splash screen

  4. Agree to the EULA

  5. If you haven't yet, create a profile withing SWAY

  6. When creating your profile, use COD email address. You will also create a password for this application. Password requirements are at least 1 uppercase letter, 1 lowercase letter, at least 1 number, and a minimum of six characters in length.

    Watch a video on how to create the profile

  7. Follow the App instructions to run a practice assessment

  8. You will answer a series of 10 questions about your health. The final question asks you for your temperature. If you do not have a Thermometer, your screening will be marked as Flagged. Security can take your temperature upon your arrival.

  9. Likewise, if you answer yes to any of the questions your screening will be flagged and your screening will need to be reviewed before coming to campus.

    Sway App Main Screen

NOTE: You will need to complete your assessment at least 30 minutes before your arrival on each day you wish to be on campus.


If you have any questions or problems using Sway Medical App, please contact Help Desk IS at HelpdeskIS@collegeofthedesert.edu or call 1-760-862-1300.