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COVID-19 is the infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered coronavirus. This new virus and disease were unknown before the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. COVID-19 is now a pandemic affecting many countries globally.


According to World Health Organization (WHO) data, COVID-19 has infected more than 200 countries across the world with infection rate more than 7 million and 400,000 over deaths.


In view of this, Executive College will be providing general guidance for mitigation that is urgently needed against COVID-19 which has been deemed by WHO to be a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.


This guidance will be enforced at all time during movement control order period and will be updated/revised if deemed necessary by the task force team or the management of EC. Students/visitors must comply with all safety and health guidelines or Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).


The College is currently open for administrative and maintenance activities only. The College, however, remains closed to students and the visitors in accordance to the Recovery MCO (RMCO) and MOHE guidelines. Current students are to continue Online Learning for the remainder semester.


Should a visit to the campus is essential, appointments must be made and all students/visitors must comply with all safety and health guidelines or SOPs.


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Anyone displaying symptoms (fever over 37.5, cough, flu, sore throat, shortness of breath) and not wearing a mask will be denied entry. We seek for your honesty in declaring your health status at all times. Should the false information be collected, the college reserves the right to take appropriate or legal action which deemed necessary.


CATEGORIES OF STUDENTS TO ATTEND ON-CAMPUS/FACE TO FACE (F2F) ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES (STARTING FROM 1ST JULY 2020)


Based on the recent guidelines issued by MOHE, the only groups of students who are given the priority to return to campus for selected teaching and learning activities starting 1st July 2020 are:


Category 1: Final Year/Final Semester students:
Students who need to carry out practical hands-on activities such as laboratory work (lab or software related), design studio (or measurements related) and those in need of specialized equipment to carry out their learning activities in accordance to the professional bodies’ and accreditation’s requirement in order to graduate. These students will be informed on the arrangements and schedules of their sessions to be on campus for critical lab work and practical hands-on lab activities.



Category 2: Final Year/Final Semester students:
Students who have difficulty in accessing the appropriate infrastructure (such as computer or good internet connection) or conductive environment for online learning may request to utilise the College’s facilities. Students will need to make their request to the respective Heads of Department for consideration due to the restricted capacity set by the Ministry of Higher Education. A permission letter/email to return to the Campus for online learning will be issued to these concerned students.



Category 3: New Students for June & September Intake for Foundation/Diploma/Degree:
i. Enrolment, registration and orientation are to be carried out fully online.
ii. Teaching and Learning activities conducted in Blended Learning mode (Online & F2F mode). Students will study via online mode except for lab work or practical works or technical courses.
iii. New students are allowed to return to the Campus for F2F teaching and learning activities as they need exposure to familiarise themselves with the higher education ecosystem.

COVID-19 CATEGORY

Students/visitors that are under COVID-19 category will not be allowed to enter the college premises and shall follow strictly on the Government SOPs and medical advice.


• Acute respiratory infection (sudden onset of respiratory infection with at least one of: shortness of breath, cough or sore throat) with or without fever.
• Travelled to/resided in foreign country within 14 days before the onset of illness.
• Close contact in 14 days before illness onset with a confirmed case of COVID-19.
• Attended an event associated with known COVID-19 outbreak.

• Health care associated exposure without appropriate PPE (including providing direct care for COVID-19 patients.
• Working with health care workers infected with COVID-19.
• Visiting patients or staying in the same close environment of a COVID19 patient.
• Working together in close proximity or sharing the same classroom environment with a with COVID-19 patient.
• Traveling together with COVID-19 patient in any kind of conveyance.
• Living in the same household as a COVID-19 patient.

• A person who is issued a Stay Home Notice or has been advised to do Home Quarantine by the Authorities.
• A person who has been issued a QR Code Wristband by the Government of Sarawak.

• A person with laboratory confirmation of infection with the COVID-19.




SOCIAL PRACTICE

Social practice is important for all of us, especially to someone who are at higher risk of serious complications caused by COVID-19. People who are at high risk of includes older adults, people with serious chronic medical conditions like heart disease, diabetes and lung disease.


a) Social Distancing

  • Practice social distancing of at least 1 meter from each other.
  • DO NOT gather in groups.
  • Stay out of crowded places and avoid mass gatherings.

b) Personal Hygiene and Respiratory Etiquette

  • Practice good sneezing and cough etiquette.
  • Cover your mouth and nose using tissue whenever you cough or sneeze. Otherwise wear a mask at all times.
  • Throw used tissue and mask in the trash after you use it.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water or use hand sanitizer regularly.



DATA COMPILATION AND RETENTION

● Data collected during this period will be compiled and managed by the Task Force team and will only be revealed to relevant parties (eg: Ministry of Health Malaysia).
● Retention period of the data for 3 months or depend on the decision of Task Force team and the management of EC where deemed necessary.



STUDENT SERVICES

Our marketing staffs are available for online counselling during this MCO period and after the College re-opens to serve you. You can meet them in the campus face to face after the college re-opens but on the condition of 1 counselor to 1 student for the purpose of physical and social distancing. Alternatively, we would prefer you to contact them via:

• Phone call at 082-345680 or Whatsapp at 011-18699827
Executive College Facebook/EC Campus Central Facebook messenger
• Email at marketing@ecollege.edu.my
• EC App under Students’ Feedback


*Please refer to Sarawak Disaster Committee (SDMC), Ministry of Health Malaysia (KKM), Majlis Keselamatan Negara (MKN) for latest information.

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