PolyU makes special arrangements to protect students and staff during virus outbreak
The health of students and staff is always a priority of PolyU. In light of the current coronavirus epidemic, the University has stepped up precautionary measures and made special arrangements to safeguard the health of its students and staff and prevent the spread of the virus.
The University has replaced face-to-face classroom teaching with online teaching and e-learning, commencing 10 February. All students, both local and non-local, have been advised to stay at home and engage in online learning and not to return to the campus. Meanwhile, the University has been working hard to prepare for the alternative mode of learning as ensuring the quality of our teaching and learning activities to deliver all the learning outcomes is also a priority of PolyU’s educational mission.
In addition, special work arrangement has been implemented for staff. Except for those providing emergency and essential services, all staff have been advised to work from home and make use of the online facilities provided to ensure normal operations.
PolyU has also strengthened disinfection measures of its campus and Student Halls of Residence. All students and staff are required to comply with the University’s protective health measures and quarantine guidelines. These include body temperature checks at entrances, compulsory declaration of health condition and travel history, and self-quarantine requirement for those who have been to the mainland in the past 14 days.
While the University will keep abreast of the latest development of the situation, students and staff are reminded to stay vigilant to ensure personal health.
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