25 January 2020

CUHK Announces Classes will Resume on February 17 and Elevates the Response Level to “Emergency”



To prevent infection by novel coronavirus, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) announces today that the response level has been elevated to “Emergency”. The University has also decided to extend the Lunar New Year holiday. Classes will resume on February 17. Details of the teaching and learning arrangements will be announced later.

Preventive measures under the  “Emergency” response level include:
  1. All personnel should wear a surgical mask, particularly in crowded areas such as public spaces and school buses.
  2. Local students residing in university hostels are encouraged to stay at/return home. Those who need to stay at university hostels are required to fill in the health declaration form and the self health surveillance form on a mandatory basis. If any hostel resident has developed fever and/or respiratory symptoms, the Warden should be notified for arranging medical intervention and informing the Committee on Health Promotion and Protection (CHPP). 
  3. Hostel and public area cleansing processes will be escalated to the highest level. 
  4. A fever clinic will be set up in the University Health Service, starting from 29 January 2020.

For details, please visit CHPP website: http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/health_promote_protect/emergency.html