This is to inform the University community that the recently a member of staff of the University tested positive to COVID-19 and is currently being treated at an Isolation Centre in Lagos.
The university management is deeply concerned about this development and has reached-out to official of the Isolation centre to ensure the staff is given premium medical attention to aid speedy and full recovery.
In the light of this,it is pertinent to note that Management is also doing everything possible to safeguard health and lives of members of the University community. Consequently, the appropriate government authority and the medical centre, University of Lagos, will be working together for the purpose of contact tracing, testing and isolation of those who may have been in contact with the patient.
Also, in line with the laid down protocols, and as an extra precautionary step, areas that may have been potentially exposed to the virus as a result of the patient’s activities on Campus will be fumigated.
The University Management wishes to reiterate, that, only staff on Grade Level 13 and above as well as those on essential duties are expected to be on campus, other members of staff are to continue to work from their various homes.
Furthermore, in line with the health advisory and guidelines, and with the light of new reports by World Health Organization (WHO) that the virus may indeed be airborne, members of the community are enjoined to:
a) avoid all forms of gatherings on the University campuses
b) ensure high level of compliance to social distancing and
c)always wear a face mask.
In addition, as recently advised by the presidential Task Force on COVID-19, all meetings and official businesses of the University requiring more than four persons should be done virtually.
Management urges members of the University community to remain calm as the University will continue to work hard to protect Tue lives and properties of its staff and students.