Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)

What you should know

Key Facts About the Virus

Some key facts regarding this virus include:

For more information and updates on the disease refer to:
Ministry of Public Health
WHO website

LAU Residence Hall Procedure

September 9, 2021


Ensure the safety of the residents and personnel by preventing the spread of respiratory diseases including COVID-19 within the facility. 


The objective is to provide guidance on infection prevention and control practices to prevent the transmission of COVID-19. 

Logistical Tips

General Tips


If you want to wash your clothes, take your alcohol-based hand rub, detergent spray, and laundry soap with you. Apply the following steps:

* Wash your hands before and after ironing

Food & Catering

Feeling Unwell: Suspected Case of COVID-19 

Call the dorm’s supervisor who will:

*Clean and disinfect the room thoroughly according to the terminal cleaning protocol

While waiting for the laboratory test results for COVID-19, other students should be quarantined in their rooms, usually for 24 hours

Self-Quarantine Guidelines

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Quarantine is defined as the separation and restriction of the movement of people who were exposed to a contagious disease to see if they become sick. 

In the case of COVID-19, the requirement for home quarantine is 14 days. 

If you were in a medical facility and you were asked to quarantine

General tips

Food Service

Your food should be brought to your doorstep. Please follow these steps:

Garbage Disposal

Put all used utensils including tissues and masks in an impermeable rubbish bag in your room.

If you want to put the bag in the waste area by yourself, take your alcohol-based hand rub and detergent spray with you. Abide by the following:

If someone is to collect the garbage from your room, follow these steps:



If you want to wash your clothes, take your alcohol-based hand rub, detergent spray and laundry soap with you. Follow these steps:

Someone should remove your clean laundry, iron it, and place it in a bag at the door of your room.

If someone is to collect your laundry, follow these steps:

Travel Guidelines

LAU’s Vaccination Committee has reviewed its travel guidelines on September 20, 2021, following the changes introduced by the National Committee on COVID-19. 

In line with LAU’s Vaccination Committee approach to maintain a careful stance and increase LAU’s safety levels, members of LAU’s community returning from travel should follow the below guidelines:

o   the first taken on arrival (for most, this is the one taken at the Beirut airport), and,

o   the second to be taken 5 days after the return date. 

This reduces the chances of isolated outbreaks and enables a more effective and targeted contact tracing.

Please note that the costs of PCR tests that are requested by or coordinated through the Health Services Offices are covered by LAU. 

As usual, LAU continues to operate based on an honor system whereby Faculty, Students and Staff are called upon to volunteer the information and to coordinate with the Health Services Office for the related modalities.

Use a Mask

When to wear a mask (Even if you are vaccinated)

  1. If you are quarantined showing symptoms or not, or if you were tested positive for COVID-19, put on a facemask whenever you step out of your room.
  2. If you are taking care of a person with suspected COVID-19 infection.
  3. At workplaces
    • If you feel ill at work, coughing or sneezing
    • If you are in close contact with outsiders except if behind a solid separation
    • If you are a gatekeeper and you had to step out of your secured area
    • If you are handling packages, throughout all handling times
    • If you are handling money (Business Office Cashier)
    • If you are a nurse working at a clinic
  4. ​In the presence of others.

How to wear and remove a mask

Wear the mask properly

Remove the mask




Reference WHO