We wish to inform you about two confirmed cases of COVID-19 infection concerning two staff members from the Faculty of Science, in relation to the recent Ursus Fitness Centre outbreak. An additional three staff members (two from the Faculty of Medicine and one from the Faculty of Science) have been classified by the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) as close contacts of the Ursus Fitness cluster. The University has been working closely with the CHP on the contact tracing of the cases, and has been in touch with the individuals concerned to ascertain their recent contact histories.
While there will be no campus-wide change in work arrangements and normal services will be maintained for the time being, individual Departments/units may exercise discretion in making alternative work arrangements if circumstances related to Ursus Fitness arise. Additional cleaning and disinfection have been arranged in all relevant areas, and the University has also increased the frequency of cleaning of common areas in general to provide greater peace of mind to HKU members on campus.
The University will closely monitor the COVID-19 situation and information on campus-related confirmed or close contact cases will be available on the COVID-19 INFO HUB. If you experience any respiratory symptoms or believe that you have been exposed to the COVID-19 virus, please do not come to campus and seek medical advice promptly (e.g. visit A&E services and inform medical staff about your contact history). You may also wish to call the CHP hotline at 2125 1111 or 2125 1122 for advice.
If you are determined by the CHP as a confirmed case of COVID-19 or a close contact of a confirmed case, please report immediately to your Department/unit head and also to the Task Force on Infectious Diseases by email to email@example.com (for staff) or firstname.lastname@example.org (for students) for follow-up action. Students may also use this Self-Reporting Questionnaire (portal login required) for reporting purpose.
Please continue to stay vigilant, and always make personal and group health your top priority.
Task Force on Infectious Diseases