Dear Students and Staff Members,
COVID-19 cases are, unfortunately, on the rise again in our country. Wearing surgical masks indoors is vital to prevent transmission.
In accordance with the recent decisions made by the High Committee, wearing face masks indoors and on public transportation is required for everyone. Individuals cannot exercise discretion on this requirement.
To avoid transmitting the disease, everyone is required to practice safe social distancing, stay away from crowded and indoor spaces, wash their hands regularly, and ventilate confined spaces sufficiently, in addition to wearing surgical masks. Face masks do not replace social distancing. All individuals must wear surgical masks in classrooms, indoor campus facilities, and shuttle buses. Hands should be disinfected before putting on the mask and after taking it off. Instead of touching the mask itself, the High Committee recommends grasping the mask by the ear loops or ties. You can watch the video on how to use face masks properly at the link below.
Pandemic Board



Dear Students and Staff,
We would like to remind you that all individuals must observe the COVID-19 mask wearing, hygiene and distance regulations that are currently in place. The masks must be worn properly, covering both the nose and mouth, as well as the chin. Hands must be washed using soap and water or disinfected using alcohol-based hand sanitizers. To adhere to the general COVID-19 preventive measures, individuals should also keep a physical distance of at least one meter from others.
The risk of contracting COVID-19 can be reduced by avoiding crowded indoor gatherings, avoiding unnecessary contact, wearing a mask in crowded spaces, and ensuring that those spaces are appropriately ventilated with fresh air by opening windows or doors.
If you have any suspicious symptoms (flu-like symptoms such as runny nose, sore throat, loss of smell or taste, cough, and muscle and joint pain), we strongly advise you to have a COVID-19 PCR/rapid antigen test as soon as possible.

We wish you good health.

METU NCC Health Center


Dear Students and Staff,
As you know, fully vaccinated people who have an AdaPass code are eligible to receive a free antigen test every 7 days.
To facilitate the checking of COVID-19 antigen/PCR test results, the document containing the test result must be uploaded to our database. To log into the system, please click the link below:
By clicking the COVID-19 button on our campus’ home page, you may access the video explaining how to print out the document containing the test result in PDF format.
Kind regards,
Pandemic Board


Dear Students and Staff,
The following healthcare facilities in the Güzelyurt region provide free antigen tests to fully vaccinated people with an AdaPass code. Those who wish to get tested may apply using the link below:

Güzelyurt Health Center
Güzelyurt Dispensary of Near East University Hospital
Yaman Medical Laboratory
İlkay Medical Laboratory
Yöntem Medical Laboratory


Dear Students and Staff,
Vaccination is the most effective public health intervention available to prevent infection and severe outcomes caused by the COVID-19 virus. All of our students and staff members must fill out the “Vaccination Information” form, which is accessible through the link https://intranet.ncc.metu.edu.tr/asi_bilgisi.php, with complete and accurate information as stated in the notification that we sent in September. The METU Northern Cyprus Campus Pandemic Board recommends that those who have not been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 receive their vaccine doses as soon as possible. Students who are unable to be vaccinated due to medical reasons should submit a medical report that indicates their health status to the METU NCC Health Center. Staff members with medical conditions that prevent vaccination should submit a medical report that indicates their health status to the METU to the Directorate of Human Resources.
Kind regards,


Quarantine vs. Isolation

You should self-quarantine as a precaution if you have been in close contact (within one meter of the infected person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over the course of a 24-hour period) with someone diagnosed with COVID-19, unless you have been fully vaccinated. People who are fully vaccinated DO NOT need to be quarantined after coming into contact with someone with COVID-19 unless they have symptoms. However, fully vaccinated people should still get tested 3-5 days after exposure, even if they do not have any symptoms, and they should wear a mask in public for 14 days following exposure or until they test negative for COVID-19.
While in Quarantine
• Stay home for 14 days after your last contact with someone who has COVID-19.
• Watch for fever (100.40 F= 380 C), cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms of COVID-19.
• If possible, stay away from people who you live together, especially those who are at higher risk for getting very sick from COVID-19.
After Quarantine
• After exposure, watch for symptoms for 14 days.
• If you have symptoms, immediately self-isolate and contact our Health Center (Tel: 2183) or a public healthcare provider in your area (Tel: 1102, COVID-19 Hotline).
Isolation is a strategy that is used to separate people infected with COVID-19 from those who are not infected. People who are in isolation should stay home until it is safe for them to be around others. Anyone sick or infected should stay isolated at home, away from other people, stay in a specific "sick room" or area, and use a separate bathroom if available.
While in Isolation
• Monitor your symptoms. If you have an emergency warning sign (including trouble breathing), seek emergency medical care immediately.
• Stay in a separate room from other household members, if possible.
• Use a separate bathroom, if possible.
• Avoid contact with other members of the household and pets.
• Avoid sharing personal household items such as cups, towels, and utensils.
• Wear a mask around other people, if possible.
• Ventilate your room frequently.
• Disinfect common surfaces and toilets frequently.


Dear Academic Staff,

As the Pandemic Board, we would like to remind you that face masks are compulsory in classrooms, and that students are required to keep a distance of at least 1.5 meters from one another. You will, without doubt, provide the guidance and support necessary.
Stay healthy.

METU NCC Pandemic Board