Dear Staff,

Please be informed that, to date, four (4) of our students at Gaborone Campus have tested positive for COVID-19. Three (3) of these have since recovered, discharged and are back on Campus in good health. We pray that they settle well and that they are given the support they deserve.  We still await information from health authorities regarding the fourth student.

These particular cases 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 cases and urge everyone to remain calm but stay vigilant at all times in order to prevent further spread of the Coronavirus. To this extent and once again, we call on everyone to frequently wash hands, sanitize, 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 Nurse Practitionerโ€™s Office.

We would also urge everyone to remain compassionate and not to stigmatize anyone. 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.

Please note that once a staff member is picked up for contact tracing, they are required to immediately inform Botho University Human Resource Office or Health Centre at telephone numbers 3635490/71320063 or 3635474/71631833, respectively so that appropriate measures can be taken in keeping with COVID-19 protocols.

On a related but different matter, we would like to note that our internal COVID 19 regular checks have established that some staff, especially in classrooms continue to violate national COVID 19 protocols by not putting on masks during lessons. Please note that this is a matter of great concern for Botho University as it has a potential to result in closure of the institution by Regulators owing to failure to comply as required. Consequently, we will be submitting the names of the individuals concerned to their respective Dean/HoDs for appropriate action.

Together we can stop the spread of COVID – 19.

Yours sincerely,


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