COVID-19 Safety Protocols FAQs

Did you test positive for COVID-19?

In case of a positive COVID-19 test, please complete our COVID-19 Contact Tracing Form.

This form is confidential, but it will allow us to keep the community safe and take necessary precautions such as the following:

  • Inform impacted parties of the steps they need to take to keep themselves and others safe.
  • Sanitize impacted areas on campus for use by others.
  • Transition from on-campus to online teaching accordingly.

1. What should I do if I am coming to campus?

AUPP Students/Staff/Faculty

All AUPP students, faculty and staff will be required to submit the AUPP Covid Health Declaration Form (HDF) online daily  if they plan to come to campus. The HDF may be accessed via SIS login and is  recommended to be completed before coming to campus. Printed copies can also be filled out manually at the entrance to campus, in case of technical challenges.

Entry to the Campus will be dependent upon the Color Code resulting from answers to the HDF questionnaire.

  • Red: No entry will be allowed
  • Orange: Further assessment by AUPP Nurse to determine if student will be allowed entry or not
  • Green: Entry will be allowed

 

Visitors

At this time, all visitors to AUPP will be pre-screened before visiting campus is permitted. Relevant parties and offices inviting visitors will inform AUPP Operations of the visit to ensure a welcoming experience.

All visitors to AUPP will be required to submit the Health Declaration Google Form before entering the AUPP campus, which can also be accessed at our campus entry. Our guard will also require proof of vaccination before entry is granted.

2. I am not taking any in-person classes. Do I need to complete the Health Declaration form?

Even if you are taking classes online, you will need to complete the health declaration form prior to participating in any in-person university activities, such as meeting with a staff member, visiting the library, or attending a campus event, so we encourage you to complete the form now. If you are not attending any AUPP classes or activities in person, you do not need to submit a health declaration form.

3. Is there a specific entrance / exit for University use?

AUPP faculty, staff, students and campus guests / visitors should use the front and side entrance of the building. Please see map as reference.

4. What are the safety measures in place on campus?

  • Two separate entrances for University students (front and side entrance of building)
  • Temperature check and hand sanitizer at main gate and at building entrance
  • Scan StopCovid QR before entering campus
  • Classrooms are set up with social distancing for maximum number of allowed students in one room as per MoEYS and MOH guidelines
  • Reminders on 3 DOs and 3 DON’Ts visible all around campus

5. What is the consequence of providing false vaccination status information?

The safety of our students and employees is our top priority. Intentionally providing incorrect information may result in progressive disciplinary action, up to and including student conduct violations or termination of employment.

6. If I am vaccinated, are there other precautions I still need to take?

Vaccines do not provide 100% protection against COVID-19, and the efficacy length is still unknown. All individuals should follow health and safety protocols consistent with their level of risk.

7. What happens if a student feels unwell or presents with COVID-19 symptoms while on campus?

The student will be attended to and cared for by the AUPP nurse and brought to the designated isolation area at AUPP. Parents/Guardians will be immediately contacted and further action will depend on the visit with the nurse.

In case of testing positive at the nurse’s office, MOH hotline 115 will be informed of the positive case, and the student will be assisted in completing the COVID-19 Contact Tracing Form.

8. If a person tests positive for COVID-19 are they still required to notify the university?

All AUPP students, staff, and faculty who test positive should complete our confidential COVID-19 Contact Tracing Form. This will initiate our COVID-19 Safety Protocol.

9. I am feeling unwell. Can I go to campus to get tested by the school nurse?

If you are experiencing COVID-like symptoms and are generally feeling unwell, we recommend that you go to a clinic or hospital of your choice to get tested.  You may contact the school nurse to get advice and input.

10. I have been exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID. What should I do?

MOH and MOEYS guidelines require us to approach general and close contacts differently. Please refer to our definitions of general and close contacts, and follow the protocol as follows:

  • In case of general contact, you must isolate for at least five (5) days.
  • In case of close contact, you must isolate for at least seven (7) days.

Note: The Guidance can be changed and updated anytime according to local and international guidelines.

Before leaving isolation, you must perform a rapid antigen test and test negative to leave isolation. If result is still negative, and no symptoms are observed, you will be cleared to come back to campus after the last isolation day.

In the event of a positive rapid antigen test, please proceed to the nearest medical center or hospital for a confirmatory PCR test.

11. What do I need to present to be cleared to come back on campus?

Proof of negative test (medical certificate or doctors’ certificate) should be presented before being allowed back on campus.

For faculty, a Return To Work Self Declaration Form should be approved by your immediate supervisor / head and validated by the HR Department. Original copy of the form should be submitted to HR upon return to campus.