June 5 COVID-19 Advisory

June 5 COVID-19 Advisory

Posted on Jun 05, 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 18 days ago.

Gate 3 reopening plan

Government Affairs would like to inform the KAUST community that the reopening plan for KAUST Security Gate 3 will resume gradually over two phases, effective June 7, 2020
During Phase 1, effective June 7, the gate will be open from 5:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 
Access will be limited to: Workforce who arrive at the gate by bus, contractors, trucks and heavy vehicles and food suppliers. 
No one residing at KAUST is allowed to pass Gate 1 or 3 at this time unless they have a special permission or medical appointment. Quarantine is still in force upon your return to KAUST. We will keep the community informed in due time when moving freely outside of campus will be allowed.  
During Phase 2, effective June 21, the gate will be open from 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Access will be limited to: All categories mentioned in Phase 1 plus KAUST staff. 

Please note: All drivers and passengers must adhere to the Keep KAUST safe guidelinesand must wear face coverings. They must also abide by physical distancingguidelines inside the vehicle they use once on campus grounds. Buses are limited to a 50% occupancy.  

Swimmers, plan your dip! 

South Beach, the Harbor Sports Club and the Island Recreation Club are all open for swimming under a limited capacity. 
If you are not able to get in, please be patient and come at another time. Since the reopening, the overall trend shows that it's quieter earlier in the day and that it gets full by mid-afternoon. 
Thank you for being considerate as we all get used to these new ways of operating these facilities.

Private cruise trips are back!

We are pleased to announce the return of private boat trips in the Red Sea from KAUST Marina.
Effective June 5, you will be able to book private cruises through Marine Services. 
Your safety is our priority. Keep KAUST Safe measures will apply during your trip. Further details will be provided during the reservation process.
For a complete list of activities available during this time, visit the Phase 2 Operations and Resumption List. 

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)

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
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    June 5 COVID-19 Advisory