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20 March, 2020
Today the Coronavirus Taskforce is announcing further COVID-19 measures to be implemented immediately. This is following part of our planned and preventative approach and is in line with recent Saudi government announcements.
We continue to strongly recommend our residents do not leave campus, and we are implementing a targeted closure of the gates to restrict travel.
There are no confirmed COVID-19 cases on campus, and we are working hard for that to continue to be the case.
The following are items that we wish to update you on today.
For community members currently on campus, the gate moves to one-way only with immediate effect. KAUST residents may leave, but they will be unable to return to KAUST for 14 days or until the Saudi Arabian government relaxes domestic travel restrictions. To support this effort, Gate 1 is now the only gate in operation.
Residents who are away from KAUST and planning to return should make every effort to do so as soon as possible. If support is required, email CoronavirusTaskforce@kaust.edu.sa or call 012-808-0950.
All KAUST staff and students who are currently residing outside of KAUST need to remain in place and, where possible, will need to work or study remotely.
All other IT services will be running business as usual.
We appreciate your patience and cooperation as we deliver our services while navigating through these challenging times. You may always refer to our Work from Home Guide on the IT website.
The KAUST Coronavirus Taskforce is your dedicated source for information about COVID-19 adjustments happening on campus and related to the KAUST community. Be cautious about information you read on social media and through other sources.
Stay informed about COVID-19 and the University's efforts by visiting KH.kaust.edu.sa/coronavirus.
You can also contact our dedicated helpline at CoronavirusTaskforce@kaust.edu.sa or by calling 012 808 0950, Sunday to Thursday, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Please take a look at the Virtual Community Hub for things to do in these unusual and challenging times.
Thank you for your continued support and help in making the KAUST community as safe as possible. Our priority is to keep you safe and well.