May 20 COVID-19 Advisory

May 20 COVID-19 Advisory

Posted on May 20, 2020

KAUST cases

One new case of COVID-19 has been identified at KAUST, bringing the total number of cases of COVID-19 identified at KAUST to 16. The individual has been transferred to a nominated facility in Jeddah. The new identified case was in quarantine, as was the small contact tracing group. All members of the group remain in quarantine.
All of the previous positive cases have been discharged upon completion of the MOH testing requirements. We are keeping in touch with all of our cases and monitoring their progress. We wish each of these community members well.

KAUST Health opening hours during Eid Al-Fitr

During Eid Al-Fitr, KAUST Health operates on a modified schedule.
As always, 911 emergency response and the Emergency Department operate 24/7.
The regular clinic hours for Eid Al-Fitr are as follows:
For on-campus emergencies, please call 911 from a landline or 012 808 0911 from a mobile phone.


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)

What are the curfew timings until the end of the month?

The current KAUST curfew hours will continue to operateuntil May 31, unless otherwise notified. You must stay home during the following times:
  • Midnight - 6:00 a.m.
  • 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
It is vital that everyone strictly observe this curfew, which is aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19.

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 20 COVID-19 Advisory