Remain Calm, Adhere strictly to published protocols, Accra Technical University (ATU) tells University Community
Management of the Accra Technical University has urged the entire University Community to remain calm despite a recorded case of COVID-19 in the institution.
They further urged them to adhere strictly to all protocols put in place to ensure their safety while on campus.
This was contained in a statement signed by the Acting Director of Public Affairs of the University to communicate a recorded case of COVID-19 pandemic in the institution to its members.
Members of the University Community are entreated to remain calm, while adhering strictly to the published etiquette
“Please, continue to do everything you can to stay healthy, wash your hands frequently, wipe down surfaces, avoid touching your face whenever possible, cover your coughs and sneezes with your arm and elbow. Remember that social distancing remains the key in the university’s responds” the statement emphasizes
The COVID-19 Case
On Tuesday, June 22, a National Service Personnel with an Academic Department was reported to have tested positive to COVID-19 in the institution.
“The personnel reported to a medical facility in her neighborhood after experiencing symptoms of fever, headache, and runny nose. After COVID-19 tests were conducted, the result was communicated to the service personnel on Sunday, 21st June 2020” the statement read.
Contact tracing on going
The statement also added that six other persons who came into contact with the Service Personnel had been advised and their samples were taken for laboratory testing. They have also been asked to self-isolate while waiting for their test results.
However, the University Medical Team and Safety and Health Committee are, in touch with the patient and contacts to provide the needed medical and psychological support.
ATU is among Universities across the country that re-opened on June 15, to enable final year students to complete their education after about three months of closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Their academic work is expected to end on July 24.