Coronavirus information for the KCU Community
King Ceasor University response to novel coronavirus (Covid-19)
This page provides up-to-date advice for King Ceasor University students, staff and community regarding our precautionary response to the current outbreak of novel coronavirus. This website will be continually updated as new information becomes available.
As part of KCU’s commitment to our community’s health and safety, we have set up a Response Team, who are monitoring the situation and following all the relevant advice from Government agencies and global organizations.
The University is taking daily advice from both Federal and State authorities in responding to potential risks and will provide the latest advice and information to our community on this website over the coming period.
Am I at risk?
The following precautionary measures are aligned with advice provided by the relevant Federal and State Departments of Health and are required of all King Ceasor University students, staff, contractors or others who regularly associate with the University:
- Any person who has had close contact with someone who has tested positive for the novel coronavirus case is considered at-risk and must self-isolate for 14 days following the most recent exposure. Close contact is defined as including a face to face meeting of at least 15 minutes duration or enclosure in the same confined space for at least 2 hours (e.g. nearby seating in an aircraft). Individuals that find themselves in this position must notify the University as soon as practical.
- Any person who has traveled to (or through) Mainland China or Hong Kong within the past 14 days is considered at-risk and must self-isolate for the following 14 days after arrival in Uganda. Individuals that find themselves in this position must notify the University as soon as practical.
- Any person who has been in contact with individuals who fall into either of the above at-risk categories need not necessarily isolate themselves. In these cases, the individuals at greatest risk of possible infection will be those that are in regular close contact with at-risk individuals.
- family or share-house members living in the same dwelling where residents share the same kitchen and facilities and interact closely and regularly will be at higher risk and should isolate. Individuals that find themselves in this position must notify the University as soon as practical.
- residents of apartment blocks, dormitories, and similar high-density living arrangements are not required to self-isolate.
Self-isolation means staying at home and not accepting visitors. Isolated people should not attend public places, in particular work, school, childcare or public areas of university campuses. Only people who usually reside in their home or another place of residence should be permitted on the premises. Do not allow visitors into the home or residence. There is no need to wear masks in the home or residence. Where possible, get others such as friends or family, who are not required to be isolated to get food or other necessities for you.
Information for KCU Students
If you fall into one of the at-risk categories described above and experience symptoms, you should self-isolate immediately; call the Coronavirus Hotline on +256 705 444 540, and proceed to the Hospital which has specialist testing (not Robina Hospital). Be sure to call ahead before going to the hospital. The University will work with you to put in place a plan to support your studies. Students who knowingly attend campus during a period when they are required to self-isolated will be in breach of the University’s regulations.
If you fall into one of the at-risk categories described above and do not experience symptoms, you should self-isolate immediately and remain in isolation for 14 days. Current medical advice is that individuals that contract the novel coronavirus will experience symptoms within the first 14 days. The University will work with you to put in place a plan to support your studies. Students who knowingly attend campus during a period when they are required to self-isolated will be in breach of the University’s regulations.
If you do not fall into one of the at-risk categories but are experiencing symptoms similar to the novel coronavirus:
If you have traveled to one of the following countries in the last 14 days, you should proceed directly to the specialist testing center at that Hospital. Please note that this list of countries has been determined by the World health organization and is based on the volume of travel between those countries, Uganda and China, and/or the current epidemiology of COVID-19; however, the risk of COVID-19 in these countries is currently thought to below:
- Hong Kong
If you have not traveled to one of the above-listed countries, please visit the Medical Clinic or your regular GP. You will be expected to attend your classes as normal and meet all of the obligations of your program.
If you do not fall into one of the at-risk categories and you are not experiencing any symptoms, you should attend university as normal. You will be expected to attend your classes and meet all of the obligations of your program.
Information for KCU Staff
Staff members who fall into one of the at-risk categories described above will be required to stay away from work and self-isolate, as per the guidelines. You should contact HR to discuss appropriate work from home or leave arrangements.
Staff members who do not fall into an at-risk category, as defined by the guidelines, are expected to fulfill their normal duties. Please contact HR for further advice.