AUK Responds to COVID-19

AUK Responds to COVID-19

In coordination with local authorities, AUK is closely monitoring the developments related to the Coronavirus outbreak.  The University will continue to monitor the situation and provide information as it becomes available. 

Our top priority is to keep our campus community safe and informed of the necessary precautions at this time. Below is some information addressing the frequently asked questions:

Please make sure you check the latest travel advisory information at Kuwait Ministry of Health, the World Health Organization, and the Kuwait Directorate of Civil Aviation.

Please note that all are advised to abide by the above ministerial mandates under the Penalty of Law.

In times of crisis, it is very important to avoid spreading rumors and seek information through credible sources and official accounts of local authorities. The following sources provide frequent updates on the developing situation:
 
Source Twitter Instagram
World Health Organization (WHO) @who @who
Kuwait Ministry of Health @kuwait_moh @kuwait_moh
Kuwait Center for Government Communication (CGC) @cgckuwait @cgckuwait
Kuwait Council of Ministers @kuwaiticm @kuwaiticm
Kuwait Ministry of Education @moekuwait @moekwt
Kuwait Ministry of Foreign Affairs @mofakuwait @mofakuwait
Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) @kuna_ar @kuna_photo
 
Kuwait Ministry of Health
Coronavirus Queries and Emergencies Hotlines
24970967
96049698
99048619

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The following advice published by the World Health Organization (WHO) can help prevent the spread of all respiratory viruses:
 
  • Frequently clean hands by using alcohol-based hand sanitizers or soap and water. 
  • When coughing and sneezing cover mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue—throw tissue away immediately and wash hands.
  • Avoid close contact with anyone who has a fever and cough.
  • If you have a fever, cough, and difficulty breathing seek medical care early and share previous travel history with your healthcare provider or call the Ministry of Health emergency numbers (in the above section).
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.  
  • Avoid direct unprotected contact with live animals and surfaces in contact with animals.
  • Avoid the consumption of raw or undercooked animal products.
The University maintains rigorous health and safety preparedness protocols and is closely following updates and instructions from local health authorities.

Other AUK-related concerns can be addressed by the relevant University units. The best way to communicate is via email.  
 

Sign up to get the COVID-19 vaccination in Kuwait here.

AUK Campus Safety During COVID-19

The American University of Kuwait conducted a full upgrade on the health and safety measures in its campus in preparation for receiving visitors and students.

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