Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)

What you should know

Key Facts About the Virus

Some key facts regarding this virus include:

Key facts about our LAU Medical Center-Rizk Hospital’s current preparedness plans:

For more information and updates on the disease refer to the WHO website

Action Plan for COVID-19 Outbreak in LAU Premises

Definition of Close Contact 

Close contact can involve any member of the LAU community, whether a student, faculty or staff, either through direct face-to-face contact or through touching.

Close contact includes someone who:

Suspected case of COVID-19:

If a student/staff/faculty becomes unwell

NB: The suspected case of COVID-19 should be quarantined until the test result is out

If the test is negative, the student/faculty/staff should stay at home until total recovery

If the test is positive:

Locations in LAU premises will be closed upon the recommendation of the LAU-Medical Center infectious diseases team.

People not identified to be in contact with the confirmed case do not need to take any precautions or make any changes to their own activities such as attending educational settings or work, unless they become unwell or are required to do so by government authorities or the LAU administration to limit the spread of the virus. 

The resumption of the classes and the end of quarantine will also be decided according to the recommendations and assessment of the infectious diseases team at LAU Medical Center-Rizk Hospital.

Finally, if a student, staff, or faculty member attended class, work, work-study, or some other type of gathering or event prior to being confirmed as a COVID-19 case, infected person should inform the Health Services Office. Risk assessments will be conducted and appropriate measures taken in collaboration with the medical experts from LAU Medical Center- Rizk Hospital. 

LAU Residence Hall Procedure

March 15, 2020

Policy

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

Objective

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

Logistical Tips

General Tips

Laundry

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

If a janitor is to wash your laundry, apply these 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:

Bathroom

Laundry

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:

Use a Mask

When to wear a mask

  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 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 direct 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

How to wear and remove a mask

Wear the mask properly

Remove the mask

Tips

 

 

Reference WHO