July 21, 2022 : Communique On The Updated Covid-19 Mitigation Measures

Dear USIU-Africa Community,

On Monday, June 20, 2022, the Ministry of Health announced revised COVID-19 mitigation measures. The announcement follows a resurgence of COVID-19 cases from a weekly average positivity rate of 0.6% at the beginning of May 2022 to a weekly average positivity rate of 10.74% by June 19, 2022. You are advised to take the following measures to prevent the slide into crisis like the one experienced in 2020 and 2021:

  • Wear face masks in crowded and enclosed spaces such as meetings, events or lectures on campus;
  • Wash your hands frequently and ensure good personal hygiene;
  • Stay at home if you have a cold or have flu-like symptoms;
  • Avoid crowded places and gatherings if possible;
  • Seek medical attention at an authorized treatment facility upon development of difficulty in breathing and adhere to prescribed medication;
  • Take extra care if you are more vulnerable to COVID-19. You are more vulnerable if you are aged 60 and above or at any age and with chronic diseases, such as diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, immune deficiency, renal disease, asthma, and others. Other conditions that increase vulnerability are being overweight and obese, smoking – current or former, pregnancy, and sickle cell disease.

In addition to being vaccinated you are urged to continue adhering to the public health and social measures as a personal responsibility.

With kind regards
Mrs. Night A. Nzovu | Director, Administration

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