Preventive measures to protect our community from respiratory viruses

We welcome everyone back to our University after the Christmas break and urge our students and staff to follow a number of preventive measures to protect our University community from Covid-19 and other respiratory viruses.

The recommended preventive measures include:

1. Regular and thorough handwashing with soap and water or with the use of an alcohol-based solution.
2. Avoid touching your face, especially the eyes, nose, and mouth (entry points for viruses into the body) when your hands are not previously washed.
3. Use a mask when in enclosed spaces (lecture halls, offices, corridors, stairs, etc.).
4. If you experience respiratory infection symptoms, limit yourself and stay at home for at least 24 hours after their resolution, even if your COVID-19 test is negative, as there is an increase in other viral infections.
5. If you have respiratory infection symptoms (coughing, sneezing), cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or the inner part of your elbow. Also, practice hand hygiene with soap and water or use an alcohol-based solution after sneezing or coughing.
6. Ensure good and regular ventilation of classrooms, offices, and other enclosed spaces at the University.
7. Apply regular cleaning and disinfection of surfaces as well as objects that may be contaminated by microorganisms.
8. If you feel any symptoms of illness, avoid contact with other people and consult a doctor.
9. It is recommended as a preventive measure to perform COVID-19 tests at a pharmacy, clinic, laboratory, or with a self-test before returning to the University, especially for individuals experiencing symptoms such as a runny nose, cough, fever, or weakness.
10. Self-isolate from other people for at least 5 days in case of a positive result for COVID-19.

For any issue or case not covered in the relevant recommendation, please contact the University's Safety & Health Office (phone: 22394394 - ext. 195, email:

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