June 4 COVID-19 Advisory

June 4 COVID-19 Advisory

Posted on Jun 04, 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 17 days ago.

Cloth face coverings—request yours today!

By popular demand, additional cloth face coverings are available free-of-charge for community members who have not yet received theirs. Two types of coverings are available.
To request face coverings, please complete this form in a timely manner. Stocks are limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. Face coverings will be delivered to your front door over the next few days. 

Carry your face coverings wherever you go!

Get in the habit of carrying your face coverings at all times, as it is mandatory to enter Tamimi, Starbucks and other retailers
Face coverings help minimize the spread of COVID-19 combined with other preventive measures.
Find out more about using face coverings properly, the types of coverings available and how and when you should use one here.

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. Pets (cats, dogs, birds) transmit the novel Coronavirus.
Fact. At this time, there is no evidence that animals play a significant role in spreading the virus that causes COVID-19.
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. 
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    Virtual Community Hub
    Find out what’s going on in KAUST this week, what community projects are currently ongoing, how you can get involved in your community!
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    June 4 COVID-19 Advisory