As a follow-up to https://campusnewsng.com/2021/08/16/u-i-set-to-return-to-virtual-class-as-covid-19-cases-increase-to-make-vaccine-available-for-staff-and-students/ published onMonday, 16 August, 2021, the University community is hereby reminded that the COVID-19 pandemic has developed additional dimensions including the 3rd wave and the Delta variant.
Each of these comes with peculiarities and demands our informed response.
Consequently, kindly note the following for compliance:
▪️ Adhere to previous recommendations,which have been proven to be beneficial;
▪️ Use face masks appropriately;
▪️ Wash hands correctly and adequately;
▪️ Use alcohol-based sanitizer in the absence of soap and water;
▪️ Observe physical/social distance appropriately;
▪️ Observe cough etiquette;
▪️ Avoid touching face with unwashed hands and encourage others to do the same;
▪️ Reduce avoidable crowding around the bereaved
▪️ The Delta strain is said to be more transmissible and highly contagious.
🛑 Therefore, all group sports activities should admit only those who have completed their doses at least 2 (two) weeks before the sports activities with the cards as evidence of vaccination;
▪️Obtain vaccination against the virus because the known benefits of vaccination outweigh the possible risks. Disease, if any, is less severe among the vaccinated, etc.; and
▪️ Arrangements are in place for vaccination in the University community as soon as the vaccines arrive.
In addition to the vaccination, the Acting Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Adebola Babatunde Ekanola, FNAL, fspsp, has instructed that the opportunity be used to conduct a baseline health check for members of staff. Hence, Heads of Departments are expected to submit the list using the link already sent to them.
Olubunmi O. Faluyi, MCIPM
PUBLISHED BY THE DIRECTORATE OF PUBLIC COMMUNICATION, OFFICE OF THE VICE-CHANCELLOR