Covid 19

COVID-19

Coronavirus  Information

SADA is monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, offering guidance, support, and regular updates. The health, wellbeing, and safety of our students, faculty, and staff, as well as members of our extended community, are always first. Please read the following information, policies, and key decisions, and check this page for regular updates.

SADA CASES

Total Cases

3

Reported Yesterday: 0

Recovered

3

Recovered Yesterday: 0

VACCINATION

Total Doses Given

519/526

Till Sep 11, 2021

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DEATHS

Total Deaths

0

Recovered Yesterday: 0

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ACTIVE CASES

Total Active Cases

0

Critical Condition: 0

NEW TESTS

New Tests Conducted

0

Till June 30, 2021

Introduction

On December 31st, 2019, the WHO Regional Office in China was informed of cases of pneumonia of unknown cause detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province of China. On January 7th, 2020, the Chinese authorities announced they had identified a new virus that causes these cases. 

What are Coronaviruses?


Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV).




What are the species of coronaviruses that have been discovered so far and that humans can be infected with from an animal source?


The SARS-CoV was transmitted from civet cats to humans in 2002 in China and MERS-CoV from dromedary camels to humans in 2012 in Saudi Arabia. Also, the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) had some link to the seafood and animal market in Wuhan, China.




What is (COVID-19)?


It is the new coronavirus and most cases appeared in the Chinese city, Wuhan at the end of December 2019 in the form of acute pneumonia.




How the virus identified?


The virus was identified through genetic sequences.




What is the origin of the virus?


It is believed that the COVID-19 originated in animals and most cases appeared in the seafood and animal market in Wuhan.




Can the virus spread from person to person?


Yes, the virus can spread from the infected person to another person through close contact without protection.




What are the symptoms of COVID-19?


The common symptoms of COVID-19 include: fever, cough, shortness of breath and sometimes develops into pneumonia. It may cause severe complications in persons with immunodeficiency, the elderly and persons with chronic diseases such as cancer, diabetes and lung diseases. If you have any of these symptoms call the 937 Service Center.




Key Actions for COVID-19 Prevention:


  • Personal hygiene
  • Practice safe sneezing and coughing etiquette.
  • Avoid close contact with anyone who has common cold or flu symptoms.
  • Avoid unsafe handling animals, whether they are wild or on the farm.​




Sneezing etiquette to prevent infection:


  • Use tissues for sneezing or coughing and dispose them immediately.
  • Wash your hands with warm water and soap.
  • Bend your arm and sneeze into your elbow.​




Tips for travellers:





Coming Back To Saudi?


For those coming back to Saudi Arabia, there is number of procedure you will be going through to assure your health and others.

Upon your arrival, we will be there waiting for you to apply all the preventive measures, including:

1. Measuring your body temperature 2. Taking you to where you will stay for the coming 14 days , to make sure you didn’t get the disease and stop any chances of outbreak in our society. 3. During that time, you will be monitored to make sure you don’t develop the symptoms and ,if so. you will get the proper treatment at the right time 4. After passing this period and without having any symptoms, you will be free to go home safely.

while you are home, and you start experiencing:

1. Cough 2. Fever 3. Shortness of breathing

Immediately call (937), we will be happy to guide you what to do in such a case.

Recommendations for you (before, during and after) traveling:

  • If you are in the country, stay home and avoid contact with others. Do not go outside unless necessary, such as to buy food or medicine.
  • Regularly wash your hands with water and soap or use an alcohol-based hand rub before, during and after eating.
  • If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms: fever – cough – difficulty breathing and you are living with a group of people, wear a mask and keep yourself in a well ventilated place.
  • Do not share your personal items, such as your tablecloth, pillow and table seat with others.
  • Keep a safe distance from others and do not go near any person showing respiratory symptoms, such as coughing and sneezing.
  • Do not use cash and pay electronically instead.
  • Do not touch others’ luggage.
  • Wear a mask if you have symptoms or if you are taking care of an infected person.
  • Up to this moment, it has not been proven that the novel coronavirus can be airborne. It is spread through droplets that are sprayed through coughing and sneezing and contaminated hands and surfaces.
  • Do not touch the plane’s handles or surfaces. If you do, wash your hands immediately.
  • Avoid the crowds.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue and properly dispose it. If not available, cover you nose and mouth with your bent elbow then wash your hands immediately.
  • Drink a plenty of fluids.
  • If you are traveling with children, ensure their health and safety by following the same instructions.
  • Do no shake hands or come into close contact with anyone.
  • Upon arrival, if you show symptoms such as fever – cough – difficulty breathing, inform officials immediately.