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Announcement

 

Dear Students and Staff,

Considering the recent increase in COVID-19 cases, wearing a protective face mask indoors has become mandatory again with the latest Communicable Diseases High Committee decision.

All individuals must wear face masks indoors on campus premises at all times.

Kind Regards,

Pandemic Board

Dear Students and Staff,

In line with the latest decisions of the Communicable Diseases High Committee, fully vaccinated individuals are no longer required to wear face coverings indoors and to test for COVID-19 regularly. Health Center won't offer regular rapid antigen testing, and testing will be done only at the doctor's request. Please check the attached document for the details of the mask and testing regulations.

We want to thank you all for following COVID-19 preventative measures throughout the pandemic and wish you healthy days.

Decision

METU Northern Cyprus Pandemic Board

Dear Students,

As we are beginning a new semester, we would like to inform you of essential topics related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please refer to the attached document for

  • Our COVID-19 communication channels
  • Current filiation and contact tracing procedures
  • AdaPass code procedures and validation of abroad vaccinations
  • Campus information systems for the submission of the test results and vaccination statuses

We kindly ask you to read the attached document and follow the steps mentioned carefully. We wish all METUians a healthy and safe semester.

METU Northern Cyprus COVID-19 Coordination Desk                                                      

0392 661 1908

0 539 117 26 83 (WhatsApp texts only)                                                 

Pandemic Remarks

Dear students and staff,

In the fight against the Covid-19;

We remind you that the rules of mask (must be worn to cover the mouth, nose and chin), hygiene (frequent washing of hands with water and  soap or using alcohol-based disinfectant) and distance (minimum 1 meters) should be followed.

Staying away from meetings in closed areas, being contact with limited number of people, wearing a mask in crowded places and to be ensuring that the closed area is ventilated as often as possible (opening doors/windows) will minimize the risk of Covid-19.

If you have any suspicious symptoms (flu-like symptoms such as runny nose, sore throat, loss of smell and taste, cough, muscle and joint pain), we strongly remind you that you need to have a Covid-19 PCR/rapid antigen test.

We wish you healthy days,
METU NCC Health Center

 

Dear Students and Staff,

Due to the increasing COVID-19 cases, the antigen/PCR test interval for fully vaccinated individuals has been shortened to 7 days. Please check your latest test day and calculate your next testing day accordingly. Unvaccinated individuals must get tested every 3 days.

Our medical centre works with total testing capacity, but waiting times may lengthen despite this effort. Therefore we encourage you to go to the free testing centres in Güzelyurt applying via https://basvuru.lab.gov.ct.tr/?signup=true beforehand if you have means of transportation. Authorized pharmacies also conduct antigen tests for a fee if you prefer so. Faika Coşkun Pharmacy in our region is authorized for antigen testing.

Please upload all your test results to https://intranet.ncc.metu.edu.tr/covid19_test_bilgisi.php and update your vaccination information and AdapAss code if necessary.

Kind regards,

 

Dear Students and Staff

As it is known, those who have completed their Covid-19 vaccinations should have an antigen test every 14 days, and those who are not vaccinated must have an antigen test every 3 days. In order to facilitate the checking of test results, a software has been developed to upload the document showing the test result. The document showing the test results must be uploaded to our database. To login the system, please click the link below:
https://intranet.ncc.metu.edu.tr/covid19_test_bilgisi.php

It is possible to access the video recording explaining how to print out the document showing the test result in PDF format, by pressing the Covid-19 button on the Main page of our Campus.

Kind Regards,
Pandemic Board

 

Dear Students and Staff

As of 06 December 2021, in accordance with the decision handed down by the TRNC Communicable Diseases High Committee on November 19, 2021, individuals who have received two doses of the following vaccines are required to get a third dose 6 months after completing their initial vaccine dose series:

-COMIRNATY (Pfizer/Biontech),
-VAXZEVRIA (Astrazeneca/Oxford),
-MODERNA

those who have passed 3 months after the second dose of

-CORONAVAC (Sinovac) vaccine and those who have passed 3 months after a single dose of
-COVID-19 Vaccine Janssen/ Johnson and Johnson vaccine

An additional dose of vaccine is required. Otherwise, these people will be considered as incomplete vaccinations and their AdaPass codes will be cancelled.

Kind Regards,

 

Dear Students and Staff

As it is known, in cooperation with the TRNC Ministry of Health, the Covid-19 rapid antigen test at the METU NCC Health Center is carried out free of charge for those who have completed their vaccinations and therefore have an AdaPass code.

Rapid antigen testing is performed between 9:00 -12:00 and 13:00 - 16:00 on weekdays.

Those who have AdaPass code can also have antigen test free of charge at the following health institutions in the Güzelyurt Region. Persons who will be tested in these centers should apply in advance at https://basvuru.lab.gov.ct.tr/?signup=true .

Other health institutions where free antigen testing can be done in the Güzelyurt Region:

    • Güzelyurt Sağlık Merkezi

    • YDÜ Güzelyurt Dispanseri

    • Yaman Tıbbi Tahlil Laboratuvarı

    • Ilkay Tıbbi Tahlil Laboratuvarı

    • Yöntem Tıbbı Tahlil Laboratuvarı

Kind Regards,

 

Dear Students and Staff

The most essential and primary measure to protect individuals from the damaging effects of the COVID-19 virus is vaccination. As stated in our announcement in September, all our students and staff are required to fill in the 'Vaccination Information' form, which is accessible at https://intranet.ncc.metu.edu.tr/asi_bilgisi.php, with complete and accurate information. For those who have not completed their COVID-19 vaccinations yet, METU Northern Cyprus Campus Pandemic Board recommends completing the vaccinations at the earliest convenience. Students who cannot be vaccinated due to health problems should submit a health report stating their situation to the METU NCC Health Center. Personnel who cannot be vaccinated due to a health problem are requested to submit their health reports stating this situation to the Human Resources Directorate. Those who have not completed their vaccinations should have an antigen or PCR test twice a week, two days apart. As long as the current conditions continue, it is considered sufficient for those who have completed the vaccination process to have a test every 14 days.

Kind Regards,

 

Dear Students and Staff

As of November 17, it will be requested to show a document containing the antigen test results printed on paper at the main entrances of the Campus, the Library, the Dormitory, and the Sports Center entrances. If the antigen test date of the vaccinated people is older than 14 days and the unvaccinated ones are older than 3 days or the test result is positive, these people will not be allowed to enter.

Best Regards,

 

Due to the sunlight reflections, problems occur while scanning AdaPass ID's from the cell phone screen. To overcome this problem, please keep a printout of your Adapass ID with you at all times. Please display the printed AdaPASS card at the controls.

Kind Regards,

Dear Students,

The most essential and primary measure to protect individuals from the damaging effects of the COVID-19 virus is vaccination. As stated in the "Student Handbook in Pandemic Conditions" published in September, the 'Vaccination Information' form is available to all our students on the Student Information System (https://intranet.ncc.metu.edu.tr/asi_bilgisi.php). It must be filled with complete and correct information. For those who have not completed their COVID-19 vaccinations yet, METU Northern Cyprus Campus Pandemic Board recommends completing the vaccinations at the earliest convenience. Students who cannot be vaccinated due to health problems should submit a health report stating their situation to the METU NCC Health Center, and have an antigen or PCR test performed twice a week, two days in between. As long as the current conditions do not change, testing once every 14 days for those vaccinated is considered sufficient.

Kind Regards,

METU NCC Pandemic Board

 

Dear Students and Staff,

There is difficulty in reading AdaPASS Vaccine and Antigen status ID Cards from the mobile phone screen by the scanner, due to the reflections on the screen. For this reason, AdaPASS Cards must be printed on paper. Please show your printed AdaPASS card at the AdaPass controls.

Kind Regards,

METU NCC Pandemic Board

 

Dear Students and Staff, You should inform METU Northern Cyprus Pandemic Board when you get a positive COVID-19 PCR test or find out that you have been in close contact with a positive person using this form. The provided information will only be used within the scope of COVID-19 prevention measures and will be shared with the instructors of the declared courses and the dorm manager if you residing inside the campus. You can access the link of the form on our COVID-19 Information Hub when needed Transparently informing our board will help us manage the spread of the COVID-19. Thanks for your cooperation.

PCR Positive/Close Contact Declaration Form:

We wish you healthy days,

President's Office

The most essential and primary measure to protect individuals from the damaging effects of the COVID-19 virus is vaccination. For those who have not completed their COVID-19 vaccinations yet, METU Northern Cyprus Campus Pandemic Board recommends completing the vaccinations at the earliest convenience. Personnel who cannot be vaccinated due to health problems should submit a health report stating their situation to the Human Resources Directorate and have an antigen or PCR test performed twice a week, two days in between. As long as the current conditions do not change, testing once every 14 days for those vaccinated is considered sufficient. Pandemic Board will keep evaluating the state of the pandemic and update these principles when necessary.

We wish you healthy days,

President's Office

Quarantine vs. Isolation

Quarantine

Quarantine if you have been in close contact (within 1 meter of someone for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period) with someone who has COVID-19, unless you have been fully vaccinated. People who are fully vaccinated do NOT need to quarantine after contact with someone who had COVID-19 unless they have symptoms. However, fully vaccinated people should get tested 3-5 days after their exposure, even if they don't have symptoms and wear a mask indoors in public for 14 days following exposure or until their test result is negative.

What to do:

• Stay home for 14 days after your last contact with a person 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 you live with, especially people who are at higher risk for getting very sick from COVID-19.

After quarantine

• Watch for symptoms until 14 days after exposure.

• If you have symptoms, immediately self-isolate and contact your local public health authority or healthcare provider.).

Isolation:
Isolation 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's safe for them to be around others. At home, anyone sick or infected should separate from others, stay in a specific "sick room" or area, and use a separate bathroom (if available).

What to do:

• 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.

• Don't share personal household items, like cups, towels, and utensils.

• Wear a mask when around other people if able.

• Ventilate your room frequently.

• Disinfect common surfaces and toilets frequently.

 

Dear Academic Staff,
As the Pandemic Board, we would like to remind you that it is mandatory to wear protective masks against Covid-19 in classrooms and that students should maintain a distance of at least 1.5 meters between each other. We are sure that you will provide the necessary support to ensure this.

Regards,
METU KKK Pandemic Board

 

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