COVID-19 Safety Protocols FAQs

1. What do faculty and students need to do before coming back on-campus?

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 online challenges.

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

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

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. (use same map as before)

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 do’s and 3 dont’s visible all around campus

5. Is a vaccination card required before coming back on-campus?

All AUPP faculty, staff, and students are required to be fully vaccinated for Covid 19 before entering the AUPP campus. Please make sure to show your vaccine card before entering campus on January 10, 2022. Your vaccination information is confidential and your instructors or other students will not have access to your vaccination status.

6. 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.

7. 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.

8. 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 in AUPP. Parents will be immediately contacted to pick-up their child and MOH hotline 115 will also be informed of the positive case.

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

Students should immediately inform the Student Affairs office.  Faculty and staff should immediately inform HR Office.  The university Nurse will continue to follow up with those who’ve tested positive for COVID-19 and assist the Covid Response Team to ensure appropriate contact tracing within the college community.

10. 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 you go to a clinic or hospital of your choice to get tested.  You may contact the school nurse to get advice and input.

11. I have been exposed to someone who tested positive for Covid. What should I do?

If you are a direct contact of someone who tested positive for Covid, you are required to self-  isolate for one week (7 days).  Rapid antigen testing should be done on day 1 of isolation.  If results are negative and no symptoms are observed, rapid antigen test should be repeated on day 7 of isolation. If result is still negative, and no symptoms are observed, the student or   faculty may be cleared to come back to campus after day 7.

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

12. 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.