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COVID-19 PROTECTIVE GUIDELINES FOR CAPE COAST TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY
Published on 2021-02-02

 

      COVID 19 PROTECTIVE GUIDELINES FOR

CAPE COAST TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY STUDENTS

 

1.         COVID-19 AND HOW IT SPREADS

  • COVID 19 is a viral illness which infects people of all age and sex.
  • The best way to prevent being sick from COVID-19 is to avoid being exposed to the virus.
  • The virus is thought to spread mainly through droplets from an infected person droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks.
  • These droplets can land on the face, mouth and noses of people who are nearby
  • Possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
  • Note that COVID-19 may be spread by people who are not showing symptoms.

 

2.         SYMPTOMS

  • No symptoms at all
  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Sneezing
  • Tiredness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Loss of taste
  • Loss of smell

 

3.         PERSONAL HYGIENE

  • This is the main stay of keeping safe from being infected with COVID-19 hence all students are entreated to observe the following basic personal hygiene measures
  • Wash your hands often with soap and running water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands with the sanitizer and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Used tissues should be properly disposed of.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Always cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, or use the inside of your elbow.

4.         GENERAL PRECAUTIONS

  • Wearing of mask on campus at all times.
  • Checking of temperature prior to entrance into the university hostels and lecture halls will continue.
  • Social distancing at all gatherings including adequate spacing arrangements in the lecture halls.
  • Students are advised to cease congregating after lectures.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • And remember the mask is not a substitute for social distancing.

 

5.         SUPPORT SYSTEMS AVAILABLE TO STUDENTS

  • Establishment of a Hotline 0553387263 for all COVID-19 enquiries
  • Students are to immediately contact the SRC Health and Welfare officer if they suspect they are showing COVID-19 symptoms
  • Additionally, all first year students will be enrolled unto the NHIS
  • Provision of running water with soap at vantage points on campus
  • Regular cleaning and disinfection of common areas such as Lecture halls and the University Hall
  • Social distancing arrangements at the various lecture halls
  • The Clinic will facilitate the testing of students with a high suspicion of COVID-19 by the Ghana Health Service.
  • Students will be periodically made to fill COVID-19 screening tools to identify high-risk students and their contacts.