To: All Staff, Students and Stakeholders
From: Vice Chancellor
SUBJECT: STRICT ADHERENCE TO COVID-19 PROTOCOLS AND VACCINATION
In light of the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, and the fact that the third wave is widespread, we are taking proactive steps to ensure you are safe.
Most importantly, 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 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 when needed.
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 our staff especially those who are over 50 years of age to be vaccinated.
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.