A staff member at our Gaborone Campus was contact-traced this week as having possibly come into contact with persons who are reported to have contacted a confirmed COVID-19 case. The staff member has been under Government quarantine and has since been released to go home following two negative test results. This particular case and others highlight the ever-present risk of this pandemic to members of our community and thus the importance of strict adherence to health protocols that we have on Campus.
The purpose of this mail is to alert staff of the aforementioned case and also urge everyone to remain calm but stay vigilant at all times in order to prevent further spread of the virus. We would like to advise all staff who happen to be picked up during contact tracing to inform Botho University management so that appropriate measures can be taken immediately to prevent possibilities of further spread of the virus. To this extent and once again, we call on everyone to frequently wash hands and sanitise, cover nose and mouth with a mask and maintain social distance in all public spaces both on and off campus. Please note that the wearing of Masks is compulsory and will henceforth be enforced through the Occupational Health Practitioner’s Office.
We would also urge everyone to remain compassionate and not stigmatise anyone who may be reported or suspected to have contracted the COVID-19 virus. We continue to thank our local and international front-line workers in the health services, border control, law enforcement and other essential service provisions for keeping us healthy and safe.
Botho University Management