The Department of Facilities and General Services Department at Qatar University (QU) has undertaken a series of important measures to reduce the spread of Covid-19 in the university community. These measures included the formation of the Higher Committee on Health and Safety.
The objective is to manage emergencies and crises, including actions to control the spread of Covid-19. Engineer Mai Hamad Fetais, director of Facilities and General Services Department, said a series of measures have been taken to prevent the spread of any type of infections.
The Higher Committee on Health and Safety has announced a list of precautionary measures for students to follow in order to enter QU premises. They should carry their student ID cards, wear masks at all times and their temperature will be checked upon their arrival and while entering other departments.
In accordance with the circular issued by the Department of Public Facilities and Services on September 21, 2020, positive or suspected cases of Covid-19 will be immediately reported to the Health and Safety Section at helpline numbers: 44033699, 44033699.
All contacts of these cases are also subject to mandatory examination with the departments, to the procedures of the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH). They are granted 14 days of leave and home quarantine during which they are distant from other students. Compulsory tests will be conducted for all involved, including teachers.
The cleaning and sterilisation of university facilities is carried out on a daily basis by the General Services Section of the Facilities and Public Services Department. Any facility with confirmed positive case is also immediately sterilised by the Health and Safety Section.
To ensure the safety of all from Covid-19, the Department of Health and Safety, in co-ordination with the MoPH, carried out random screening of 40% of employees and 80% of the employees from other contracting companies and deployed at QU.