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Updates on COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019) 

Health and travel advisory for SUTD community and visitors

In line with recommendations and guidelines from MOH and MOE, we are implementing a series of precautionary measures to safeguard the SUTD community.

Let us all do our part in keeping good personal hygiene and taking social responsibility. There may be some inconveniences as preventive steps are taken, but together we can keep our community safe while minimizing disruptions.
 

Precautionary Measures for the On-going Undergraduate Admissions Exercise 2020

The Risk Assessment for Disease Outbreak Response System Condition (DORSCON) has been stepped up from Yellow to Orange by the Singapore Government on 7 February 2020. In line with recommendations and guidelines from MOH and MOE, we have implemented a series of precautionary measures to safeguard the SUTD community, as well as our visitors. In particular, prospective students / applicants should take note of the following:

Information Sessions and Communication Channels
Apart from our website, you may access various channels to find out more information about our University, our academic programmes, student life, admissions and financing options for your studies. You may refer to the list of communication channels to get in touch with us.


Admission/Scholarship Interviews
All visitors to SUTD, including applicants attending admission/scholarship interviews will need to make a travel declaration and undergo temperature screening prior to the interview. All group interviews will cease and will be replaced by an individual interview format with one or two faculty/staff interviewer(s) over a 20-30 min session instead. Those who are on LOA or have some concerns over the interview arrangement may contact the Admissions Office for alternative arrangements.

Precautionary Measures - Updated 9 Feb 2020

In light of the DORSCON Orange, we will have to further strengthen our precautionary measures to ensure the safety and well-being of each and every person in our SUTD Community.
 
Effective Monday 10th February 2020

1. Daily temperature taking for staff and students - twice daily
 
All staff and students are required to log their temperatures twice daily and make your declaration here.

The first declaration should be completed before you come to campus for your classes or work if you have your own thermometer.  If you do not have one, you may proceed to the Thermal Scanners located at the Campus Centre before you enter your office or classes. The second reading should be completed in the afternoon.  If you have a fever (greater than 38 degree Celsius), or are unwell with a cough or runny nose or flu, please see a doctor immediately.
 
2. Mandatory wearing of staff and student pass
 
In order for us to be able to identify every staff and student in the SUTD community, it will be mandatory for all to wear their Staff or Student Pass from 9 February 2020 until further notice.  This is to ensure that we can pick out the visitors from our SUTD community to facilitate temperature screening.  We seek your URGENT co-operation.
 
3. Temperature taking for visitors

All visitors to SUTD will need to have their temperatures taken through the thermal scanners located at the Campus Centre. Please inform all your guests coming to the SUTD campus to fill up their travel declaration here before proceeding to have their temperatures taken.
 
4. E-learning
 
More information about e-learning will be released by Office of Undergraduate Studies.
 
5. Student Activities

All student activities to be postponed or deferred till further notice (including Fifth Row).
 
6. Business Continuity 
 
The Incident Management Team will work with department and pillar heads on their Business Continuity Plans as a precautionary measure in the event of widespread community transmission.  These plans may include staff working from home or dividing the manpower into segregated teams. 
 
We seek everyone’s co-operation to make SUTD  a safe and secure environment.

The Risk Assessment for DORSCON has been stepped up from Yellow to Orange by the Singapore Government on 7th February 2020. There is no widespread transmission in Singapore and the virus is being contained. For more information on what is DORSCON ORANGE, please refer to the following MOH Press Release

Precautionary Measures - Updated 28 Jan 2020

The following measures shall be strictly complied with and will take immediate effect:

  • All staff, faculty, researchers and students must make a travel declaration to all countries in the travel declaration system at this link https://tts.sutd.edu.sg. Even if you have remained in Singapore and have not travelled overseas, this travel declaration must be made by everyone.

  • For subsequent travels (personal or official), a new travel declaration has to be made at least 24 hours before departure.  This will be needed until further notice.

  • All official travels to China will now be ceased until further notice.

  • Admin staff who have visited Mainland China in the past 14 days will need to discuss with your respective HODs if you are required to go on LOA for 14 days after your arrival in Singapore.

  • The Office of Undergraduate Studies will follow up with students and faculty on the E-Teaching arrangements for those placed on LOA. You should receive a mail from them shortly.

  • Start of term for students will be revised to Wednesday, 29 January 2020.

  • Those who are hosting visitors need to ensure that their visitors declare their travel history for the last 14 days. All meetings with visitors who have visited Mainland China within the last 14 days should be postponed. Please use the attached form.

  • All travellers returning from Mainland China will be placed on Leave of Absence (LOA) for 14 days after the date of arrival.

    • All students and staff who have a local home will serve their LOA in their homes.

    • All others staying at the campus housing will be contacted by Housing Staff.

    • Those on LOA should remain within their assigned apartment/room and minimize contact with others.

    • Those on LOA should monitor their health and record their daily temperature for 14 days in the system https://tts.sutd.edu.sg.

  • For those who are unwell, please seek medical attention promptly. For those who are serving LOA on campus, please contact the emergency number that will be issued to you. Please ensure that you don on a surgical face mask before you exit your residence.

  • SUTD will grant leave to employees issued an LOA (it will not be taken from their personal leave account).

  • Students who require support during this period please contact the Wellbeing Services. Student residents can also reach out to the Residential Life Team.

  • Please continue to observe good environmental and personal hygiene and monitor your health closely.


Please refer to the following contacts for assistance as required:


 
[SUTD Visitors] Travel Declaration

 

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Practise Good Personal Hygiene
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Useful Links


 

 
Further information can be found on the MOH website at https://www.moh.gov.sg/2019-ncov-wuhan and common FAQs at https://www.moh.gov.sg/2019-ncov-wuhan/faqs