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Chula Prepares Online COVID-19 Screening System for CU Faculty and Staff Before University Re-opens

Chula Prepares Online COVID-19 Screening System for CU Faculty and Staff Before University Re-opens

As the university’s temporary closure is expected to end on 31 May 2020, Chulalongkorn University has prepared an online COVID-19 screening system for CU faculty and staff. The system will reduce the risk of COVID-19 infection and build confidence for everyone returning to class and the office.

According to plan, two phases will be implemented:

1.The first phase, between 4 – 21 June 2020, the university will implement a ratio of no more than 40:60 for faculty/staff returning to work in the office to staff working from home.
– Deans and section heads must instruct all faculty/staff who are at higher risk of developing severe symptoms if infected and those who are at higher risk from the spread of COVID-19 to complete an online health assessment for the COVID-19 screening system, during 18 May – 3 June 2020 at https://lin.ee/nkPjyO2.  A screenshot photo of the initial health screening result or a certificate from the CU Health Service Center must be presented as verification of safety to return back to work in the first phase.
– The section heads must report the names and number of faculty/staff in the risk groups to the CU Health Service Center within 29 May 2020.

After completing the online health assessment for the COVID-19 screening system, each group must observe the following guidelines:

– Groups that require urgent COVID-19 screening.
An appointment for COVID-19 screening test should be made voluntarily, free of charge, at the CU Health Service Center. The test will include RT-PCR, which examines the secretions behind the nasal cavity, and the Chula Baiya COVID-19 Strip Test, which is an immunity test for coronavirus in the blood.

– Groups recommended to be screened for safety
An appointment for COVID-19 screening can be made voluntarily, free of charge, at the CU Health Service Center from 4 June 2020 onwards.

– Groups that do not need to be screened but are suspected with symptoms, such as coughing, sneezing, fever, body pain, difficulty breathing, and loss of taste and smell, may contact the CU Health Service Center for examination.

2.For the second phase, from 22 June 2020 onwards, the university will open with no more than 50% of the faculty/staff returning to work in the office. However, the faculties and departments must arrange the workplace and encourage proper practices that will help prevent the spread of COVID-19, in accordance with the New Normal standards.

However, plans for the university’s opening may be changed in accordance to the prevailing COVID-19 situation in Thailand at the time.   

For more information, call the COVID-19 hotline (Chulalongkorn University Health Service Center) at 08-0441-9041 (08.00 – 20.00 hrs.) or 0-2218-0568 (08.00 – 15.00 hrs.).

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