June 2 COVID-19 Advisory

June 2 COVID-19 Advisory

Posted on Jun 02, 2020


KAUST cases

The total number of cases of COVID-19 identified at KAUST remains at 16. All of the positive cases have been discharged upon completion of the MOH testing requirements. The last positive case was 15 days ago.

Last chance: Dinner’s on us!

We hope that you enjoyed your complimentary meal from Community Life. More than 5,860 meals have been ordered so far. If you have not ordered yet, we are still taking orders. Choose one of the six menu options.
Final deliveries are on Saturday, June 6.

Domestic workers 

Employers of domestic workers are reminded of their employment obligations and the importance of providing support and continuous updates to domestic workers during COVID-19. We have prepared a useful reminder and some helpful health and well-being tips. We encourage all employers to share the guide with their domestic workers.

Featured R3T research

Testing is vital for monitoring and mitigating the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the disease known as COVID-19.
Further, community testing is integral to reopening and allowing a resumption of the daily patterns of life. KAUST Assistant Professor of Bioscience, Mo Li and his colleagues in the KAUST R3T think they might have a solution.
Read more about this research on the KAUST website.


Once again, we’d like to thank you for your cooperation and ongoing adherence to directives. These have been designed to keep you safe and to help manage the crisis.


KAUST COVID-19 Crisis Center (KC3)


What are the current activities at Safaa Golf Club? 

Safaa Golf Club offers activities for golfers and non-golfers, such as:
  • Morning walking - 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. daily. No need to register. Maximum of 5 people per group.
  • Driving range and golf course open from 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily. Members and residents only.
  • The coaching team of Certified PGA Professionals will train you in the 10 free lessons as you learn to play golf. Learn more
Learn more about Safaa Golf Club offerings on the Health, Safety & Environment website.

Staying informed


  • Stay informed about COVID-19 and the University’s directives here
  • Contact the COVID-19 Operations Hub or call 012 808 0950 Sunday to Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • For other matters please call:
    • 054 470 0804 — for Emotional Support Helpline 
    • 012 808 0959 — for Facilities Management
    • 012 808 2055 — for Human Resources
    • 054 470 1111 — for Government Affairs
  • Review changes to operating hours for facilities, services and programs
  • Need to talk? You've got options
    The wellness and emotional support teams from across KAUST have come together to arrange support during these uncertain times. 
    Read more


    June 2 COVID-19 Advisory