Lecturer of THUAS tested positive for COVID-19
A lecturer from the Skin Therapy programme of The Hague University of Applied Sciences has been tested positive for the Corona virus (COVID-19). This infection has been traced back to a vacation in the north of Italy. The lecturer notified the Dutch Health Service (GGD) on Friday evening, 6 March that they were unwell. On Sunday the lecturer was tested for the virus. During the morning of 10 March it was made known that the test was positive. The lecturer is currently at home in isolation and doing well under the circumstances.
There is a good overview of which students and staff have been in contact with the teacher in question. All of these students and staff have been contacted. There were also a small number of visitors to the university with whom the lecturer was in contact. We also know who they are and they have been contacted.
All students and employees of the Skin Therapy programme were informed by e-mail, and a message was posted on the intranet for all students and employees. In this message we asked students and staff to remain calm and to follow the guidelines of the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM). There is close contact with the GGD. It has been decided, in accordance with the previously mentioned advice there is no need to close the campus or to suspend teaching.
The Hague University of Applied Sciences is in close contact with the GGD and follows the guidelines of the RIVM and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Our Crisis Management Team meets regularly to assess the current state of affairs and to how to respond. We continuously inform our staff and students about developments.