Please follow the health advice for the workplace listed below:
The infected staff or student must inform their Faculty Dean or Department (or Office) Head immediately upon confirmation. The Dean/Head will then immediately notify the Chairman of the TFID, who will inform and collaborate with the Hong Kong Centre for Health Protection (CHP). CHP has the expertise and experience to advise on proportionate infection control measures in the event of a disease outbreak in a range of different types of locations. The University will seek and abide by advice from them as the local centre of excellence if the need arises.
The infected student or anyone who becomes aware of a confirmed case must inform his/her Master/Warden immediately. The Master/Warden will immediately notify the Dean of Student Affairs who will then notify the Chairman of the TFID. The Task Force will mobilize the necessary resources to respond to the case.
If you develop fever and respiratory symptoms, you should:
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If there is any chance that your health condition may be related to COVID-19, you should go to the nearest Accident and Emergency Department of the Hospital Authority directly, where rapid test for COVID-19 is available.
For enquiries about COVID-19, travel control and quarantine arrangements by the Government of Hong Kong, please call the CHP hotline 2125-1111 / 2125-1122 or browse CHP’s website (https://www.chp.gov.hk/en/index.html).
You are not advised to travel to Mainland China in view of the current development of the novel virus. However, if the trip is unavoidable, please note that travelling between Hong Kong and the Mainland is limited to control points at the HKIA, Shenzhen Bay and the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge only, details can be found at https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/control-points.html.
You would also need to undergo a 14-day compulsory quarantine when you come back from the Mainland. Details can be found at: https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/inbound-travel.html
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Mask wearing on campus is strongly encouraged. In particular, all persons should wear a mask in classrooms, shared/common study spaces, meeting rooms, and any other venues where appropriate physical distancing cannot be maintained. It is recognized that mask wearing is not possible when eating or drinking and that in outdoor spaces, discretion may be used.
This will depend on whether the University is able to obtain the masks required for staff and students. The University is making a concerted effort to obtain masks, but there is a serious shortage of supplies in the market at this time. We hope the supply situation will improve in the coming weeks.
In light of the incident in the Tsing Yi housing estate where residents were infected by the novel coronavirus due to a suspected fault in the building’s piping system, the HKU Estates Office started checking drainage vent pipes in campus buildings and student residences on 11 February 2020 as a precautionary measure. The check was completed on 14 February 2020 and no leakage was found.