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June 1 COVID-19 Advisory

01 June, 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 14 days ago.

Eat-in/out options

We are happy to confirm that all takeaway restaurants currently operating are now offering limited indoor seating. Takeaway meals can also be enjoyed in the outdoor seating areas in Discovery Square and Harbor Walk.
Whether you prefer to enjoy your meal inside or outside, the Keep KAUST Safe guidelines regarding physical distancing must be observed at all times.
Our table service restaurants will start welcoming the community back to eat on site (indoor/outdoor) in the coming days. Check the website to see when on site dining reopens. You may need to check menus using HungryCampus or using a QR code on your phone. 
Capacity is limited. If your preferred restaurant is busy, please be patient and try another restaurant or return at another time.

Samba and SABB banks operating hours

SABB and Samba banks are now operating on a regular schedule, Sunday through Thursday. 
  • Samba - 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • SABB - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
It is important to abide by all physical distancing directives and to wear a face covering at all times upon visiting both branches. 


COVID-19 Operations Hub—and other useful numbers

The COVID-19 Operations Hub is available from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday through Thursday. You can reach the Hub at 012 808 0950 or by email at
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

Solidarity through volunteering

In the coming weeks we will be sharing a series of original testimonies from community members who have given their time to volunteer at different levels during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Today, we feature François de Ryckel, a member of the KAUST Volunteer Fire Department.
Read François's story on The LENS.