Covid-19 Vaccination Among Public Servants and Strict Adherence to All Protocols
To: All Staff, Students and Stakeholders
From: Vice Chancellor
Subject: COVID 19 VACCINATION AMONG PUBLIC SERVANTS AND STRICT ADHERENCE TO ALL PROTOCOLS.
In light of the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, and the widespread delta variant, we have taken proactive steps to ensure you are safe.
We want to maintain a safe workplace and encourage and/or adopt practices protecting the health of students, staff, customers, visitors or others. We also want to ensure the continuity of business operations during this pandemic.
We ask all of our stakeholders to cooperate in taking steps to prevent the spread of Covid-19 virus.
Please be reminded of the following:
a) Stay home when you are sick.
b) Wash your hands frequently with warm, soapy water for at least 20 seconds.
c) Cover your mouth with tissues whenever you sneeze, and discard used tissues in the trash.
d) Avoid people who are sick with respiratory symptoms.
e) Clean frequently touched surfaces.
The University will provide alcohol-based hand sanitizers throughout the workplace and in common areas. You are requested to clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces such as telephones and keyboards.
Staff are encouraged to use telephone and video conferencing instead of face-to-face meetings as much as possible during this outbreak. IT support services are available to employees who need assistance with this technology.
It is critical that employees do not report to work while they are experiencing respiratory symptoms such as fever, cough, and shortness of breath, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose. body aches, headache, chills or fatigue. Many times, with the best of intentions, staff report to work even though they feel ill. We commit to provide you with the necessary sick offs as and when there is need to do so.
MUST will consider, on a case-by-case basis, requests from employees to work from home during this time. While not all positions are conducive to telework. those positions with primary job duties that can be effectively performed remotely will be given consideration.
Lastly, vaccination against Covid-19 is ongoing in the County. We recognize that this is a personal choice, yet we encourage all our staff to be vaccinated. Following a government circular ref no. OP/CAB.1.12A, it has been decided that all civil servants will be prioritized in the ongoing vaccination exercise and that those who will not have been given the 1st jab by 23rd August, 2021 be treated as discipline cases and appropriate action taken against them. Kindly take necessary action.
The University management board urges you to keep vigil, acquaint yourself with the correct information and facts about Covid-19 and follow the regulations set by the Government of Kenya and health officials to safeguard your health and safety and that of the people around you.
Please contact our medical services department with any questions or concerns.