May 13 COVID-19 Advisory

May 13 COVID-19 Advisory

Posted on May 13, 2020

KAUST cases

The total number of cases of COVID-19 identified at KAUST remains at 14. All of the positive cases have been discharged upon completion of the MOH testing requirements. The last positive case was confirmed 18 days ago.

Cloth face coverings—request yours today! 

As previously announced, cloth face coverings are available free of charge for community members to order for home delivery. Two types of coverings are available, handcrafted models made by a group of KAUST volunteers known as “The Masketeers,” and reusable cloth face coverings from a manufacturer in Jeddah.
To request face coverings, please complete this form before Sunday, May 17, as stocks are limited and on a first come, first served basis. The face coverings will be delivered at your front door on a specific day by the Boy Scouts who will provide a contactless delivery. 
Wearing a face covering is a complementary public health measure, not a replacement for established preventive measures, which include social distancing, respiratory etiquette, hand washing and avoiding touching of the face, nose, eyes and mouth with hands. Do not use a face covering on children under two years of age.

Banaweer and Greens reopen

Following a comprehensive health-risk assessment and the implementation of appropriate controls, the Banaweer workshop located next to the gas station, and Greens Fresh Produce in front of the Harbor Library, will reopen.
Banaweer will open daily beginning Wednesday, May 13
  • 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • 9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Greens Fresh Produce will open daily beginning Friday, May 22
  • 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.

The number of people allowed into the stores will be managed. It is your responsibility to practice social distancing measures once inside the store. 


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 is it mandatory to wear a face covering at KAUST?

It is mandatory to wear a face covering at all times when visiting Tamimi stores, while in the queue and while shopping, as well as when visiting KAUST Health and when collecting food from restaurants and takeaways.
Find more information about face coverings on the KAUST Health website.

Staying informed


  • Stay informed about COVID-19 and the University’s directives here
  • Contact our dedicated helpline or call 012 808 0950 Sunday to Thursday, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Review changes to operating hours for facilities, services and programs
Virtual Community Hub—things to do
Take part in community challenges, find helpful resources and stay in touch with your family and friends...virtually.   
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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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May 13 COVID-19 Advisory