June 8 COVID-19 Advisory

June 8 COVID-19 Advisory

Posted on Jun 08, 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 21 days ago.

Change in Samba and SABB banks operating hours

Due to the recent instructions re-imposing strict precautions in Jeddah, Samba and SABB banks have informed us that their operating hours have changed, effective today and for the next two weeks. Both banks operate from Sunday through Thursday.  
  • Samba - 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • SABB - 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
It is important to abide by all physical distancing directives and to wear a face covering at all times upon visiting both branches. Please refer to the Keep KAUST Safe guidelines for additional precautions. 

Tamimi volunteer sign up

Do you have a few hours to spare? Sign up and volunteer at Tamimi stores. 
You can still sign up quickly and easily here
All volunteers will undertake training that is appropriate to the roles assigned. If you are well and able to do so safely, please sign up. A member of the Operations Hub will be in touch. 

Keep KAUST Safe

Follow these five guidelines to help ensure the safety and well-being of everyone at KAUST.
Read more about the Keep KAUST Safe campaign 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. Air purifiers are effective in preventing the spread of COVID-19.
Fact. Air purifiers are not effective at capturing respiratory droplets (the main transmission source of COVID-19) unless a person is standing next to the air inlet of the purifier when sneezing or coughing.
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 8 COVID-19 Advisory