AIT CORONAVIRUS TASK FORCE: 29 JANUARY 2020
In view of the rapid ongoing developments of the coronavirus (2019-nCoV), the Institute is updating its initial requirements to include the following below:
1. For students, employees, and residents who have returned from China as from today, AIT will initiate a quarantine period of 14 days after the date of return to Thailand — with quarantine policies stipulated in Paragraph 2 below. All must submit detailed information, including name, phone number, dorm or housing unit number, and the date fo return to Thailand, as follows: for students and their families, please inform the Student Welfare Unit at telephone number 02-524-6744 (email@example.com); for employees and their families, the employee must inform the Office of Human Resources Services (firstname.lastname@example.org) at telephone number 02-524-5018. We will be in contact with you immediately upon your notification of AIT.
2. To continue to limit the spread of the coronavirus, the following quarantine policies will be put into effect for those undergoing quarantine:
2.1. If you live in a shared accommodation unit, you will be required to move to temporary accommodation that will be provided by OFAM. If one member of a family or a shared accommodation unit returns from China, that person will be required to move to the temporary accommodation.
2.2. Those living off-campus should remain in their home during the 14-day quarantine period and refrain from coming to AIT or go to public spaces, other than absolutely needed.
2.3. You must limit your contact with others during this period.
2.4. Do not attend classes or other academic activities, or come to the office during this time. You should not attend sporting and other events and do not eat your meals in the cafeteria, dining hall, and other public eating establishments — do only take-outs.
2.5. If you live on campus, you will need to report to the Medical Center between 7:30am and 8:30am daily.
2.6. You must minimize your trips outside of your accommodation unit, limiting these to having the daily medical check-up, and obtaining take away food and groceries.
2.7. You must wear a mask when leaving your accommodation unit.
3. At this time please do not invite personal or university guests to AIT that have recently been to China; and do not invite anyone who has recently been in China to come to stay with you.
4. Students/employees/residents who have cold-like symptoms such as runny nose, headache, cough, sore throat, fever, difficulty breathing or a general feeling of being unwell, please seek immediate medical care at the AIT Medical Center and/or hospitals.
The President has established an AIT Coronavirus Task Force that will meet every morning to monitor the coronavirus situation. The members of this Task Force are: Mr. Russell B. Rein, Vice President for Administration (Chair), Ms. Izel Ann Dante, Mr. Wanchai Sophonsakulrat, Ms. Maybel Diopenes, Ms. Laarni Roa, Dr. Bhawat Traipattanakul, Ms. Danielle Duan, and a Medical Center Representative. Please only communicate with this Team through Mr. Rein email@example.com regarding any coronavirus information or queries or updates you may have. If you hear of a suspicious case, please immediately inform the Task Force. We also encourage our community not to pass on unsubstantiated rumours.
More information and updates on the outbreak situation can be found from the website of the Department of Disease Control, Ministry of Public Health at: http://ddc.moph.go.th/viralpneumonia/intro.php
AIT apologizes for this inconvenience and thanks you for your kind understanding as we remain vigilant in order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus on our small campus. We again recommend our community to take practical precautions, such as wearing a mask and washing hands frequently. Masks are available to purchase from the AIT Medical Center as well as 7-Eleven located on campus.
Mr Russell Rein