COVID-19

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Your safety is our priority


Facility, Service, and Program Updates

Please refer to this page on the Community Life Website for the latest updates on facilities, services, and programs.


Keep KAUST Safe Guidelines

Learn about all of the latest COVID-19 guidelines at https://hse.kaust.edu.sa/Services/Pages/covid-19.aspx 


Routine visits to KAUST Health 

Following the implementation of KAUST-wide social distancing and infection prevention measures, KAUST Health is operating a modified service. Learn more.

Jeddah hospital bus

Buses to Dr. Soliman Fakeeh Hospital (DSFH) and International Medical Center (IMC) are currently running every day except Friday. See full schedule

No pre-booking is required, however anyone using the Jeddah hospital buses to and from Jeddah needs to have a letter from the Taskforce Operations Hub. These letters will be checked when boarding the bus. Email coronavirustaskforce@kaust.edu.sa with proof of your appointment to receive the letter. Upon return to KAUST, quarantine will apply to the bus user and everyone in their household. 

Contact us

Contact our dedicated COVID-19 helpline at CoronavirusTaskforce@kaust.edu.sa or by calling 012-808-0950, Sunday to Thursday, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.


Thank you for helping to keep our community safe.



Data management, privacy and confidentiality

As the University implements COVID-19 preparedness plans, it is possible that certain authorized University personnel may receive information about employee and consultants’ susceptibility to viral infections or other health-related information. Saudi Arabian laws require the University to maintain the confidentiality of all health information, and the University will take care to limit disclosure of such information. The University will also limit disclosure of personnel's diagnosis of COVID-19 to only those who have a need-to-know or a right-to-know from a health and safety standpoint. The University, when it receives health or genetic information about its personnel, will maintain such information separate from other employment-related files and treat all such information as confidential.