Health and Safety

Our goal is to ensure a safe return to campus (link to return to campus page) for all members of our community. For the time being and into the fall, health Health and safety protocols including physical distancing, masks, and sanitation practices will continue. A number of new protocols such as regular temperature checks will also be introduced, with more information coming soon.. 

All community members should anticipate an additional need for general health monitoring, screening, and contact tracing, and isolating as necessary. This could include but is not limited to daily health screening, contract tracing apps, and campus access approval. With the support of our faculty and researchers we are also developing the capacity to test more broadly, and more information will be communicated about this in the coming weeks.

In order to keep our community healthy and safe, please continue to practice physical distancing and follow these precautionary measures:

  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Avoid in-person contact with sick people.
  • Wear a mask whenever you’re outside your residence, even while exercising.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces, such as phones and computers, using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid large social gatherings with people outside your residential unit or family.

Students needing after hours medical advice, including on COVID-19 related questions, should contact the 24 hr provider on-call at +971-2-628-8100. Community members with questions about COVID-19 symptoms and related topics should contact the Health Center COVID Response Team at For medical emergencies, please dial 999 and notify Public Safety.