COVID-19
COVID-19 Information Guide
Pandemic Prevention and Monitoring Plan
UNIVERSITY OF KYRENIA
PANDEMIC COMMITTEE
SARS COV 2 PANDEMIC PREVENTION AND MONITORING PLAN

2nd UPDATE
January 10, 2022

 

University of Kyrenia
Pandemic Committee
November 2021

To the attention of the University of Kyrenia Academic staff;

The updates to the pandemic rules on 10 January, 2022 are as follows:

1) Students without a mask and antigen test will not be able to attend the classes (all students, administrative staff and teaching staff will take an antigen test every 7 days regularly).

2) Students showing symptoms will not be allowed to attend the class and they will should take a PCR test.

3) If the PCR test of the lecturer/student is positive; All students in the class and the lecturers entering/using that class should be sent out of the campus as soon as possible to have a PCR test and to be isolated at their residence until the test result comes out.
I. As a result of this screening in the classroom if the PCR tests of 3 or more people from the same class is positive, the rest of the class will be considered close contacts and those who haven’t complete their vaccinations yet or who are unvaccinated will be isolated for 7 days and will have the PCR test at the end of the 7th If the result is negative, their isolation will end. If it is positive, the positive patient follow-up process will begin. Positive patients will be sent a phone number via SMS, and by calling this number, they will be able to get the doctor's numbers they can call if any symptom occurs. In addition, a wristband code will be sent to them via SMS and they will be asked to wear their wristbands by going to the nearest wristband spots (https://guvendekalkktc.com/en/iade-noktalari ). As long as the students are in close contact, their education will continue via distance education. Fully vaccinated people who come into contact with the positive person will continue their daily lives by wearing a mask and monitoring the symptoms. These students will continue their education at school by wearing their masks and not coming into contact with other classes. These people will have an antigen test done on the 5th  day if they do not have symptoms, and earlier if they have symptoms. As of 7.1.2022 fully vaccinated people who are in close contact with  a positive person will not be isolated. The rest of the class students will continue their education at school by wearing their masks and avoiding contact with other classes.
    II. As a result of the screening, if less than three people in the same class are covid positive, those people and their close contacts who have not complete their vaccinations yet or who are unvaccinated will be determined by the Contact Tracking Unit, and will be sent to isolation. Those people who have not complete their vaccination or who are unvaccinated will be isolated for 7 days and will have a PCR test at the end of the 7th If the result is negative, their isolation will be terminated. If it is positive, the positive patient follow-up process will begin. Positive patients will be sent a phone number via SMS, and by calling this number, they will be able to get the doctor's numbers whom they can if any symptom occurs. In addition, a wristband code will be sent to them via SMS and they will be asked to wear their wristbands by going to the nearest wristband spot (https://guvendekalkktc.com/en/iade-noktalari). As long as the students are in close contact, their education will continue via distance education. Fully vaccinated people who come into contact with the positive person will continue their daily lives with a mask by monitoring the symptoms. These students will continue their education at school by wearing their masks and not coming into contact with other classes. These people will have an antigen test done on the 5th  day if they do not have symptoms, and earlier if they have symptoms. As of 7.1.2022 fully vaccinated people who are in close contact with  a positive person will not be isolated. The rest of the class students will continue their education at school by wearing their masks and avoiding contact with other classes.

  1. School pandemic boards, administrators and principals do not have the authority to close classrooms.
  2. Contacts showing symptoms of COVID-19 during the isolation will report their situation to 1102 or 05338781102 (Ministry of Health).

(Note: It is important for the academic unit responsible to establish a network and to check the regular test results of the academic staff.

UNIVERSITY OF KYRENIA
PANDEMIC COMMITTEE
SARS COV 2 PANDEMIC PREVENTION AND MONITORING PLAN

3rd UPDATE
January 27, 2022

University of Kyrenia
Pandemic Committee
November 2021

To the attention of the University of Kyrenia Academic staff;

The updates to the pandemic rules on 27 January, 2022 are as follows:

  1. Students without a mask and antigen test will not be able to attend the classes (all fully vaccinated students, administrative staff and teaching staff will take an antigen test every 7 days regularly and those who are unvaccinated every 72 hours).
  2. Students showing symptoms will not be allowed to attend the class and they should take a PCR test.
  3. If a student show symptoms during a class will have a PCR test and if the result is negative he/she can turn back to school.
  4. If the PCR test of the student is positive; all students in the same class should be sent to have a PCR test on the same day or if it is not possible on the next day and they should be isolated at their residence until the test result comes out. In addition, the lecturers entering that class will have a PCR test.
    v. As a result of this screening in the classroom if the PCR tests of 3 or more people from the same class are positive, the rest of the class will be considered close contacts and will be isolated for 7 days at their residence. As long as the students are in close contact, their education will continue via distance education. In this case, the Ministry of Health's CONTACT FOLLOW-UP UNIT determines the isolation procedure of them and reports their situation to the school management or pandemic committees.
    vi. As a result of the screening, if less than three people in the same class are covid positive, those people and their close contacts will be determined by the Contact Tracking Unit, and will be sent to isolation. The rest of the class will continue their education at school by wearing their masks and not coming into contact with other classes.
    vii. For students who are positive; control PCR is test done on the 7th day of their home follow-up process. If the test result is negative, the home quarantine will be terminated. If the test result is positive, the quarantine period of the patient will be terminated on the 10th
    viii. If a positive person experiences worsening in shortness of breath, chest pain and in other existing symptoms (fever, cough, weakness, headache, etc.) at home, they are obligated to call the doctor number given to them and inform them.
  1. School pandemic boards, administrators and principals do not have the authority to close classrooms.
  2. Contacts showing symptoms of COVID-19 during the isolation will report their situation to 1102 or 05338781102 (Ministry of Health).

 

(Note: It is important for the academic unit responsible to establish a network and to check the regular test results of the academic staff.

UNIVERSITY OF KYRENIA
PANDEMIC COMMITTEE
SARS COV 2 PANDEMIC PREVENTION AND MONITORING PLAN

4th UPDATE
February 14, 2022

University of Kyrenia
Pandemic Committee
November 2021

To the attention of the University of Kyrenia Academic staff;

The updates that have been made to the pandemic rules on 14 February 2022 are as follows:

  1. Students without a mask and antigen test will not be able to attend the classes (all vaccinated students, administrative staff and teaching staff will take an antigen test every 7 days regularly and those who are unvaccinated every 72 hours).
  2. Students showing symptoms will not be allowed to attend the class and they should take a PCR test.
  3. Students showing symptoms within the class should take a PCR test. If the result is negative they can come back to school.
  4. If the PCR test of the student is positive; All students in the same class should be send to have an antigen test immediately or the next day and to be isolated at their residence until the test result comes out. The lecturers entering / using that class will also have an antigen test.
    1. As a result of this screening in the classroom if the PCR tests of 3 or more people from the same class is positive, the rest of the class will be considered close contacts and will be isolated for 7 days at their residence. As long as the students are in close contact, their education will continue via distance education. In this process, the Ministry of Health's CONTACT TRACKING UNIT decides the isolation situation of them and sends report to the school management or pandemic boards.
    2. As a result of this screening in the classroom if the PCR tests of 3 or less people from the same class is positive, those who are positive and those who considered as close contact by Contact Tracking Unit will be isolated and the rest of the class will continue their education at school by wearing their mask and avoiding to get in close contact with other classes.
    3. Positive students will have a PCR test at the end of their home isolation process on the 7th If the result is negative their quarantine will be terminated. If the result is positive, quarantine will be terminated on the 10th day.
    4. Those who are tested positive should call the doctor number that has been given to them if they are showing symptoms such as shortness of breath, chest pain or if their existing symptoms ( fever, cough, headache, weakness ) are worsening.
    5. During the break period students who will come to school only for the exams should have an antigen test that has been done in the last three days 72 hours.
  5. School pandemic boards, administrators and principals do not have the authority to close classrooms.
  6. Those who COVID-19 during the isolation will report their situation to 1102 or 05338781102 (Ministry of Health).

(Note: It is important for the academic unit responsible to establish a network and to check the regular test results of the academic staff.

UNIVERSITY OF KYRENIA
PANDEMIC COMMITTEE
SARS COV 2 PANDEMIC PREVENTION AND MONITORING PLAN

5th UPDATE
February 28, 2022

University of Kyrenia
Pandemic Committee
November 2021

To the attention of University of Kyrenia academic staff;

The updates that have been made to the pandemic rules on 28 February 2022 and will come into force as of 1st March 2022 are as follows:

  1. Students without a mask and antigen test will not be able to attend the classes (all vaccinated students, administrative staff and teaching staff will take an antigen test every 7 days regularly and those who are unvaccinated every 72 hours).
  2. Students showing symptoms will not be allowed to attend the class and they should take a PCR test.
  3. Students showing symptoms within the class should take a PCR test. If the result is negative they can come back to school.
  4. If the PCR test of the student is positive; those who considered as close contact by Contact Tracking Unit will have a PCR test and will be isolated at their residence . In such a case, the Ministry of Health Contact Tracking Unit will follow their isolation process. The rest of the class will continue their education at school by wearing their mask and avoiding getting in close contact with other classes.
    I.   Those who considered as close contact by Contact Tracking Unit if they are positive will be isolated for 7 days at their residence. At the end of the 7th day a PCR test will be done . If the test result is negative, the home quarantine will be terminated. If the test result is positive, the quarantine period of the patient will be terminated on the 10th
    II.  Those who are tested positive should call the doctor number that has been given to them if they are showing symptoms such as shortness of breath, chest pain or if their existing symptoms ( fever, cough, headache, weakness ) are worsening.
  5. School pandemic boards, administrators and principals do not have the authority to close classrooms.

(Note: It is important for the academic unit responsible to establish a network and to check the regular test results of the academic staff.

UNIVERSITY OF KYRENIA
PANDEMIC COMMITTEE
SARS COV 2 PANDEMIC PREVENTION AND MONITORING PLAN

6th UPDATE
May 28, 2022

University of Kyrenia
Pandemic Committee
November 2021

To the attention of the University of Kyrenia Academic staff;

Some updates to the pandemic rules put into force by the Communicable Diseases High Committee on 28 May  2022 are as follows:

  1. Mask and test requirement has been dropped. However, people with upper respiratory tract complaints will use masks in indoor areas  and on public transportation.
  2. It is recommended that people in the risk group (people over 60 years old, those with underlying lung, kidney, neurology diseases, diabetes patients, HIV patients) and unvaccinated people should use masks in indoor areas.
  3. Indoor areas (such as classrooms, cafeterias, gyms) need to be ventilated frequently.
  4. There is no test requirement if university staff and students are vaccinated. Unvaccinated individuals will repeat their antigen tests weekly.
  5. Antigen test will be performed first on those who show symptoms, and if the antigen test is positive, PCR test will be performed.
  6. Those who have been in a contact with a COVID 19 positive person will continue with their daily lives with a mask and monitoring their symptoms. If these people do not have symptoms, they will have antigen tests done on the 5th day.
  7. The 7-day isolation period begins after the message that the person's COVID 19 PCR test result is positive. The isolation period is 7 days without testing. At the end of the 7th day, people will be able to continue with their daily lives. Positive people can seek help by calling 0533 878 10 30 if there is an increase in shortness of breath, chest pain and symptoms (such as fever, cough, and headache) at home. A COVID 19 positive person cannot leave the home during the quarantine.

(Note: It is important for the academic unit responsible to establish a network and to check the regular test results of the academic staff.