COVID-19 HEALTH AND SAFETY GUIDELINES AND MEASURES
As we prepare for the new school term, our goal is to ensure that all stakeholders and community members remain safe during this COVID-19 pandemic. The university will continue to have virtual classes with minimum provision for onsite clinical training and assessment. The university’s health and safety measures are grounded on the currently available data and science, the recommendations of GAU Health and Safety Committee – COVID-19 Task Force, the WHO guidelines, and National COVID-19 Task Force guidance. These measures are essential to GAU’s efforts to reduce risk to a level that would allow for minimum on-campus activities. As the pandemic evolves, these measures will be subject to change.
More than 35% of positive COVID-19 cases in Guyana are asymptomatic[i]; however, we still encourage the monitoring of symptoms as a best practice to mitigate the risk of spreading COVID-19.
Quarantine & Isolation
Quarantine and Isolation of persons exposed to COVID-19 positive patients is the best practice in reducing the spread of the COVID-19. Limiting close face-to-face contact with others is the best way to reduce the spread of COVID-19 (CDC 2020) [ii]
The university will follow WHO guidelines in getting the workplace ready for reopening during the pandemic. [iii]
For more information, clarity, and updates on the university’s COVID-19 health and safety measures, please contact the chair of Health and Safety Committee Dr. Emmanuel Oside Emmanuel.firstname.lastname@example.org.