COVID-19 Announcements

ANNOUNCEMENTS 

Memo - COVID-19 Measurements #6 Date: 27 March 2020

DICT | COVID-19 Services Date: 27 March 2020

Namibia Lockdown Guidelines and Regulations Date: 27 March 2020

Memo - COVID-19 Measurements #5 Date: 25 March 2020

Memo - COVID-19 Measurements #4 Date: 24 March 2020

How to Handwash - Date: 23 March 2020

NMC E-News Coronavirus Testing for Members
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Date: 19 March 2020

NUST Management COVID-19 Measurements #3 - Date: 17 March 2020

Staff Absence from Work - Date: 16 March 2020

Keeping the workplace safe - Date: 16 March 2020

 


NUST MANAGEMENT | COVID-19 LOCKDOWN MEASURES #6

Following His Excellency President Hage Geingob’s announcement today on the guidelines and regulations for the 21-day lockdown of the Khomas and Erongo Regions from Friday 27 March at midnight, the University calls on all staff to strictly remain at home during this period.

 

The University will NOT allow any staff members or students to enter the campus, except for those residing at Poly Heights and hostel wardens’ residences. We will communicate to you in due course, who is defined as critical to the university’s smooth operation during the lockdown.

 

In the meantime, your cooperation on this matter is highly appreciated. Remember to limit your movement, wash your hands regularly and immediately report any symptoms associated with the virus to 0800 100 100

 

Otherwise stay safe and healthy.  

 

For updated information, all staff and students should continue visiting the University website: https://www.nust.na/?q=coronavirus and social media platforms: Facebook: @NUSTNamibia
Twitter: @nust_Namibia
Instagram: @official.nust.na 
LinkedIn: NUST Namibia

 

Any other enquiries please contact the hotline: 081 2954650.


 COVID-19 Frequently asked questions from staff and students

 

As you are aware, the COVID-19 viral outbreak is adversely affecting various socio-economic activities globally, and with reports about the increasing number of people testing positive, it is anticipated that this may have a significant impact on the University’s operations. To this end, here are some answers to a number of frequently asked questions:

Q. When is the lockdown period?

A.The lockdown is from the 26th of March to the 16th of April 2020. Strictly staff members that are critical to the functioning of the University and those who are not able to work, will have access to work on campus, when required.

 

Q. Does this affect the NUST Regional Centres too?

A. Yes, the Centres will also be closed during the abovementioned time.

 

Q. Do staff members have to apply for leave?

A. No, staff members do not have to apply for leave. All staff members will be granted special leave through the Human Resources bulk process. However, all employees must be accessible at all times during this period.


Q. Are students required to submit assignments during the lockdown?

A. No, students are not required to participate in any evaluations (e.g. tests) or to submit any assignments during the lockdown.


Q. Are there any changes in the Awards Ceremony and Graduation dates?

A. Yes, the Graduation ceremonies, initially scheduled for 29 and 30 April, have been moved to October 2020. This means they will now coincide with the Graduation Ceremony that traditionally takes place in October. Therefore, in total, there will be three ceremonies in that month.

The Awards Ceremony that was slated for 27 April has also been moved to October 2020, the logistical details will be communicated at a later stage.


Q. Are staff members available to students during this period?

A. Yes, they are reachable on their NUST contact details. Staff members have been given the option to work from home with only essential personnel remaining on campus.


Q. Is the Library open?

A. The Library will be closed and all services will be provided online until 16 April 2020. Fortunately, you can access a wide variety electronic journals and books by visiting http://library.nust.na/?q=e-resources-campus-access


Q. Where can I find information about the COVID-19, such as symptoms and prevention tips?

A. There is still a lot of research being conducted to understand the virus and the health organisations are working tirelessly to ensure the public stays informed. Kindly follow these links of the Ministry of Health and Social Services; the World Health Organisation (WHO); and  the Centre for Disease Control (CDC), for symptoms and prevention tips
http://www.mhss.gov.na/corona and
https://www.who.int/health-topics/coronavirus 
and https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

 

Q. How can I reach the University for Information specifically related to COVID-19?

A. You can call the University on the Hotline 081 2954650 and/or follow this link https://www.nust.na/?q=coronavirus

 

NOTEFor NUST Announcements on COVID-19 visit https://www.nust.na/?q=coronavirus and follow us on our social media platforms

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/NUSTNamibia/

Twitter https://twitter.com/NUST_Namibia

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/official.nust.na/?hl=en

LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/nust-namibia/

 

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