June 9 COVID-19 Advisory

June 9 COVID-19 Advisory

Posted on Jun 09, 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 22 days ago.

Petromin workshop resumes activities

The Petromin workshop close to the gas station, resumes its activities today.
The workshop operates: 
  •  8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. from Saturday to Thursday
They offer a range of services including oil change, batteries and tire repair works.

Featured R3T research

A CBRC team led by Associate Director Xin Gao is putting AI to use to help the Kingdom's radiologists identify COVID-19 cases.
Gao's AI-based model, which aims to increase accuracy, has been put to immediate use at King Faisal Specialist Hospital (KFSH) in Riyadh.
Read more about this research on the KAUST Website

Cover coughs and sneezes

Germs are spread from other people or surfaces when you cough, sneeze, or blow your nose and then touch other people’s hands, or surfaces, or your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
To avoid the spread of COVID-19, cover your coughs and sneezes.
Learn how, when and why this is important for your health and our community's 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)

When is the best time to go to Tamimi?
To avoid standing in line outside Tamimi, we encourage you to consider going during less crowded periods. 
You can view the Tamimi Q-Cam and consult this updated heatmap which shows the recent crowded periods at Tamimi. 

 Learn more about retail and restaurants on the Community Life 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 9 COVID-19 Advisory