Coronavirus: What does The Hague University of Applied Sciences do?
The first coronavirus infections in the Netherlands have been detected. The Hague University of Applied Sciences wants to help prevent further spread of the virus and therefore follows the guidelines of the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The advice of the RIVM is:People who have visited one of the high-risk areas in the last 14 days or have been in contact with a patient affected by the coronavirus should stay at home if they experience even the smallest of health complications. If the symptoms get worse (fever and respiratory complaints such as coughing or shortness of breath), they should contact a doctor by telephone.
Students and employees who do not show any health complications are welcome at THUAS.
What can you do?At all locations of the university, extra measures regarding hygiene will be taken. The most important measures that anyone can take to prevent spreading of the virus are:
1. Regularly wash and disinfect your hands
2. Sneeze and cough in the inside of your elbow
3. Use paper tissues
Students and employees who have been abroad or are planning on traveling abroad:We follow the advice of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This means that if the color code green or yellow has been issued, it is not forbidden to travel. In the current situation, however, The University of Applied Sciences advises to put necessity before risk. Especially now that a much-taken measure in affected countries is the closure of schools.
For more information:- On the website of RIVM, the latest information on the virus is being collected. There also is an elaborate Q&A.
- For advice about traveling to other countries, refer to the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
- The Dutch government has also launched a telephone number for questions about the coronavirus: 0800-1351
- Employees and students of the university can contact their study program or supervisor.