UPSA releases COVID-19 Protocols for the 2020/2021 Academic Year for Students, Staff and Visitors

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University of Professional Studies, Accra
University of Professional Studies, Accra

The management of the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) has released strict COVID-19 Protocols for the 2020/2021 Academic Year to its students, staff and visitors as a way to curb the spread the nfectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus.

In a post published on their official website which was sighted by shstrendz.com reads;

♦ Students are to ensure that they are free from COVID-19 symptoms before reporting to the campus (Click here for list of symptoms).

♦ The University will provide a safe and conducive environment for all staff, students and visitors; and will ensure the strict adherence to the WHO and Ghana Health Service safety protocols.

♦ The ‘No mask; no entry’ policy will be enforced at all times. Security Personnel have been directed to enforce this policy.

♦ Members of the University community are advised to frequently wash their hands using Veronica buckets that will be positioned at vantage points and in front of lecture halls.

♦ Students are encouraged to carry hand sanitizers at all times.

♦ Staff, students and visitors are advised to submit themselves to the temperature test; adhere to basic good hygiene, social distancing and mask-wearing protocols at all times.

♦ There shall be no mass gathering of students except for teaching and learning.

♦ Maintain Physical Distancing:
— Note that maintaining space between yourself and others is the best practice and one of the best tools to reduce your risk of infection.
— Maintain at least 6 feet (about two arm’s length) distance between yourself and others.
— Avoid handshaking, hugging and other personal contacts.

♦ Students should always remember to cover their mouths and noses with bent elbow or tissue when coughing or sneezing.

♦ Students and employees are encouraged to stay home if a household member is diagnosed with COVID-19.

♦ Faculty, staff and students who become aware of anyone who tests positive for COVID-19 should report to the Medical Director at the University Clinic.

♦ Students are advised to monitor their health at all times and to watch out for symptoms of the COVID-19. They are also advised to first check their temperature if they feel sick.

♦ An isolation Centre will be provided by the University; Students are, therefore, encouraged to report to the UPSA Medical Centre for immediate medical attention if they experience any of the symptoms.

♦ All students should be prepared to self-quarantine if need be.

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