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UPSA outlines COVID-19 protocols for 2021/22 academic year

The Management of the University of Professional Studies (UPSA) as part of efforts to reduce the spread of the virus on campus as school reopens has outlined some COVID-19 protocols to be adhered to by students and staff.

UPSA COVID-19 protocols for students, staff

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• Students are to ensure that they are free from COVID-19 symptoms before reporting to the campus (Click here for a list of symptoms).
• The University will provide a safe and conducive environment for all staff, students and visitors; and will ensure the strict adherence to the WHO and Ghana Health Service safety protocols.
• The ‘No mask; no entry’ policy will be enforced at all times. Security Personnel has been directed to enforce this policy.
• Members of the University community are advised to frequently wash their hands using Veronica buckets that will be positioned at vantage points and in front of lecture halls.
• Students are encouraged to carry hand sanitisers at all times.
• Staff, students and visitors are advised to submit themselves to the temperature test; adhere to basic good hygiene, social distancing and mask-wearing protocols at all times.
• There shall be no mass gathering of students except for teaching and learning.
• Maintain Physical Distancing:
• Note that maintaining space between yourself and others is the best practice and one of the best tools to reduce your risk of infection.
• Maintain at least 6 feet (about two arm’s length) distance between yourself and others.
• Avoid handshaking, hugging and other personal contacts.
• Students should always remember to cover their mouths and noses with bent elbow or tissue when coughing or sneezing.
• Students and employees are encouraged to stay home if a household member is diagnosed with COVID-19.
• Faculty, staff and students who become aware of anyone who tests positive for COVID-19 should report to the Medical Director at the University Clinic.
• Students are advised to monitor their health at all times and to watch out for symptoms of the COVID-19. They are also advised to first check their temperature if they feel sick.
• An isolation Centre will be provided by the University; Students are, therefore, encouraged to report to the UPSA Medical Centre for immediate medical attention if they experience any of the symptoms.
• All students should be prepared to self-quarantine if need be.

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UPSA’s COVID-19 protocols arrangement come after President Akufo-Addo in his 21st nation’s address monitored by Educationweb.com.gh directed students to return back to school effective January 15, 2021.

Source: Educationweb.com.gh

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