June 3 COVID-19 Advisory

June 3 COVID-19 Advisory

Posted on Jun 03, 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 16 days ago.

Re-opening of swimming pools

We are happy to announce that, effective today, swimming pools at the recreation centers are re-opening with limited hours and guest capacity. 
  • Harbor Sports Club: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily
  • Island Recreation Center: 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. daily
For your safety and for the safety of those around you, additional directives have been put in place and need to be carefully observed. No booking is required at the moment. 
Please note that all indoor facilities remain closed.


Harbor Library click & collect service

The Harbor Library is now operating a click and collect service for borrowing books and DVDs, daily from 1:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Search the Harbor Library online catalogue and email your selected list of items and requested time of collection at least 24 hours in advance.
Read more here.

Restaurant menus on your phone

Planning to eat out? Concerned about hygiene when handed a menu? Don't worry!
Many of the sit-in restaurants/takeaways now have QR codes for their menus. Simply scan, order and enjoy your meal. Alternatively, you can also check HungryCampus. 
All restaurant staff members have been trained to respect the Keep KAUST Safe guidelines. But remember, it is also your responsibility to do so. 

Why clean hands are important
Handwashing is one of the simplest yet most effective ways to keep yourself and your family safe. 
Everyone at KAUST should be aware of the importance of hand hygiene and should be able to maintain it correctly.

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)

Myth. Both older and younger people are vulnerable to becoming severely ill with the new coronavirus.
Fact. People of all ages can be infected by the new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). However, older people, and people with pre-existing medical conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, heart disease) appear to be more vulnerable to becoming severely ill with the virus.
Learn more about myths and facts on the HSE website.

Where to turn when you need to know

  • 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 3 COVID-19 Advisory