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March 25 COVID-19 advisory

25 March, 2020

Both the CMT and the EOC established for the current crisis have been very active in the last 24 hours and we feel it is important to update you on the latest developments.



Tamimi opening hours are now 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. until further notice. Up to 35 shoppers are allowed into the store at any one time. Tamimi online orders are also being processed.
To work through the backlog of orders the next available slots for delivery are now Sunday. If you have placed an order that is delayed, you will be called to check that you still want your order completed. 
Online payment issues have now been resolved to speed payment processing.
The small Tamimi Express location in Discovery Square remains open and will open from 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. starting tomorrow, March 26. Stocks of basic items such as milk, bread, and eggs have been increased.
Greens green grocer close to Harbor Library is also open from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. each day.


Social distancing

With tighter controls (curfews) being put in place across the kingdom, it is vital that KAUST residents strictly observe our directives, which are aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19. People should be STAYING HOME and following all directives including:
  • Stay with your family only
  • Essential travel only within campus for food and medical appointments
  • Max group size of 2 outdoors for exercise
  • Quarantine upon return to campus

Virtual health and wellness webinar

Join us Thursday, March 26 from 4:00 to 5:00 pm. For a virtual health and wellness webinar.
The Webinar will cover:
  • COVID-19 and the latest information on the pandemic
  • Pandemic lifestyle preparedness
  • Life under quarantine – what to expect
  • Pandemics and wellness – holistic health optimization
  • Stress management and coping with our new circumstances
  • A question and answer session
To register please click here Coronavirus Lifestyle Preparedness Webinar. A zoom link will then be sent out to you.


Contact tracing

There has been a lot of talk about contact tracing over the past few days. We have put up a page on the KAUST Health website to inform everyone about the term and what it means for you.

Read more on the KAUST Health website.

Staying informed

To stay informed about COVID-19 and the University’s efforts, visit
You can also contact our dedicated helpline by or by calling 012-808-0950, Sunday to Thursday, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Once again we'd like to thank you for your cooperation and ongoing adherence to directives, they have been designed to keep you safe and to help manage this crisis.

Chris Sealey
Vice President, KAUST Community Life