Among the newly discovered cases was a student of Singapore University of Social Science.
SIM shares a common campus with SUSS at Clementi Road.
The student last attended School on the 12 March 2020
Updates From SIM
“On 15 March, SIM has been informed of a Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) student who was tested positive for COVID-19. This is Case 214.
SUSS shares a common campus with SIM at Clementi Road.
Upon notification of the case, SIM has undertaken deep cleansing and disinfecting of the areas he spent time in.
The part-time SUSS Social Work student was last on campus on March 12. He went straight ot his classroom and left campus after the lesson. SUSS is working closely with the authorities to do Contact Tracing of his close contacts.
He is currently warded at NCID and is coping well.
We will keep up with the cleaning of our campus to remind everyone to be vigilant, monitor their health, practise good personal hygiene and seek medical attention immediately of unwell.
We urge all students to refrain from posting inaccurate information on social media. Should you have any questions, please contact SIM.”
Similarly SUSS also published an update on their Facebook page
[Extract from SUSS Registrar Agnes Kwang’s message – 16 Mar 2020]
Full message at: https://bit.ly/2IPIiwc
“One of our part-time Social Work students was tested positive for COVID-19 on 14 March 2020. The student reported onset of symptoms on 5 March 2020, and has no recent travel history to affected countries and regions. He is linked to a case outside of SUSS and was last on campus on the evening of 12 March 2020. He went straight to his classroom and left campus after the lesson.
The student is now under the care of doctors at NCID and is coping well.
Care officers from our Student Support office and our Counselling and Care Centre (C3) have been activated to provide all the necessary support for our student and family.
We are working closely with the relevant authorities and have begun Contact Tracing those who had close contact with the affected student. All those in close contact have already been put on Leave of Absence and some may be put on quarantine later on. Disinfection of the areas in which the affected student spent time has already been completed.
Your safety in our campus is of utmost importance to us. Other important precautionary measures remain in force on campus:
– Temperature taking
– Travel declarations
– Increased frequency of cleaning of campus facilities (up to four times daily)
I urge all of us to stay vigilant and continue to play our part in keeping our campus safe. Please comply with all stated precautionary measures and give your full co-operation.
Continue to practise good personal hygiene, and look out for each other.
Refrain from posting inaccurate information on social media. If you have additional enquiries, please channel these to Student Support email: [email protected] or tel: 62489111.
We have also implemented most of our programmes online to minimise any disruption in your learning. Please continue to make full use of these resources.
You have our commitment that we will do our utmost to continue to keep our campus safe. Our faculty members and staff from Student Support have also been briefed and will be on hand to respond to any additional clarifications that you might have.
Thank you for all your support and cooperation. Let’s continue to rally behind our entire SUSS community, stay resilient and overcome this challenging time together.”