May 29 COVID-19 Advisory

May 29 COVID-19 Advisory

Posted on May 29, 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 11 days ago.

Eat-in options at restaurants and coffee shops

Managed eat-in/outside options at restaurants and coffee shops will be introduced as soon as we are confident they can be operated safely. Further details will be communicated in the coming days.

Outdoor Seating areas

Furniture is gradually being returned to the Discovery Square and Harbor Walk areas. Please do not move the furniture. It will be placed to maintain a 2m gap between tables or groups. Groups should be in line with the published Keep KAUST Safe guidelines, which is currently a maximum of 5 people per group.

Casting for a “Thank You” video message

Global Branding and Communications (GBC) is looking for community members who would be interested in being part of a film to thank the KAUST community—especially our frontline workers and volunteers—for their collective efforts throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. 
If you’re based on campus and you would be interested in taking part, please have a look at the full details about this project on The LENS and submit your interest no later than Sunday, May 31. 

Wear your own face coverings

Many community members had washable face coverings delivered lately. Please do not forget to take them with you if you plan to visit Tamini, Greens Fresh Produce or any store/retailer on campus. They are mandatory to visit those places and help minimize the spread of COVID-19 combined with other preventive measures, and they are environmentally friendly! 



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 will the KAUST mosques reopen for prayer? 

In accordance with the latest announcements to the Kingdom regarding the of easing COVID-19 measures including the reopening of mosques, King Abdullah Mosque, Island Mosque and Garden Mosque will be reopened on Sunday, May 31, 2020 for all prayers.
Learn more about the reopening plan and guidelines on The LENS.

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, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 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 29 COVID-19 Advisory