UCT’s response to positive cases
The Properties and & Services department at the University of Cape Town has a protocol for disinfecting facilities where COVID-19 cases have been identified, and this is done on an ongoing basis.
Whenever a UCT student or staff member has been confirmed as testing positive for COVID-19, the university has responded with the following actions:
We wish a speedy recovery to the affected colleagues, and strength to all during their self-isolation or quarantine periods.
Quarantine or isolation?
UCT uses the following terms as prescribed by national health authorities: “quarantine” is a term used to describe people who are asymptomatic and who are restricting their movement because they have been in close contact with an infected person; “isolation” refers to people who have symptoms and may be required to be hospitalised, depending on the severity of their illness.
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