Mount Kenya University health guidelines and protocols
The guidelines and protocols developed and adopted by Mount Kenya University (MKU) is in line with the current World Health Organization (WHO) and Ministry of Health (MoH) COVID 19 Prevention and Management protocols.
The Ministry of Health has demonstrated its commitment to the fight of COVID-19 pandemic through the provision of technical support to the Universities to accelerate resumption of face-to –face Teaching and Learning in a safe and sustainable manner.
The guidelines will form the reference point upon which MKU will conduct her activities to reduce the risk of new infections and safeguard lives of all members of the University fraternity and general public.
MKU has put in place necessary measures to ensure that institution is safe and free from Coronavirus Disease. In this regard, to guide a safe, secure and sustainable re-opening and continuation of the university, MKU shall ensure compliance to public health and social measures in the prevention of the spread of coronavirus.
The guiding principles shall be:
- Everyone accessing the premises must wear a face mask properly.
- There shall be a steady supply of soap and water and/or hand sanitizer at convenient places.
- Everyone accessing the premises shall wash hands and wear face masks properly.
- There shall be frequent cleaning of premises, especially surfaces that people touch often. e.g. counters, door handles, etc.
- All facilities shall be well ventilated during occupancy periods.
- Corridors of all offices shall be well ventilated.
- Touching of the face with unwashed hands must be avoided.
- Online meetings shall be promoted. Remote service provision shall be promoted
- Online teaching and examinations shall be promoted University vehicles shall be thoroughly cleaned after use/before use.
- All passengers shall sanitize before boarding any vehicle.
- Posters to promote proper hygiene/etiquette when coughing or sneezing etiquette shall be displayed at the entrance of the buildings and all strategic positions to serve as a reminder.
- There shall be regular fumigation of University facilities.
- Library information materials shall be disinfected upon return.
- Staff working in laboratories, hospitals shall wear Personal Protective Equipment, PPEs (lab coats, gloves etc.)
- The 1.5m social/physical distancing requirement must be adhered to.
THE ROLE OF UNIVERSITY IN THE FIGHT AGAINST COVID-19
- Safeguarding the health and safety of all students, staff and visitors.
- Dissemination of public health messages to the University community.
- Advocating for improved health.
- Sensitizing University community on matters of hygiene and sanitation
- Creating clear mechanisms for feedback on experiences on COVID-19.
- Care, support and attention for those affected and infected with COVID-19
- Specific assistance to the vulnerable groups