Date: Thursday, March 12, 2020
Subject: Update on COVID-19
Dear Faculty, Students, Staff, Alumni and members of the LUMS community
As you learn more about the COVID-19 pandemic, I want to assure you that LUMS is doing its utmost to safeguard your well-being and the interests of the community at large.
The LUMS Medical Center is open 24/7 and is your first point of contact if you feel unwell; the number to call is 2543 from within LUMS. Over the next few days, a direct hotline will be available as we add more medical staff at the Center. You are encouraged to contact them for advice on whether you need medical attention.
We are exploring online and other alternatives for both learning and assessment. To give ourselves time to plan this carefully and diligently, we will be extending the mid-semester break which will start as planned on March 16th and classes (either online or on campus) will resume on Monday, April 7th.
Meantime, we ask you to double your efforts to postpone travel, improve hygiene by using sanitizers (and extended use of soap) and do your best to increase social distancing. A new website link will be provided on preventative measures, links, university updates, and other relevant information.
I also want to clarify that 21 LUMS students recently returned from Turkey after attending a Model UN Conference. As a precaution all of these students have been tested for COVID-19. All results received so far are negative.
As we move through unprecedented challenges together, official communication and dialog with you will continue to evolve. We want to encourage each of you to do your part in raising evidence-based awareness, support your loved ones, friends and those in need as we will pull through these testing times with the best possible outcomes.
Wishing everyone health and safety!
Dr. Arshad Ahmad
Dr. Kamran Asdar Ali
Dean, School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Dr. Sabieh Anwar
Dean, School of Science & Engineering
Dr. Tahir Andrabi
Dean, School of Education
Dr. Alnoor Bhimani
Dean, Business School
Dr. Adnan Khan
Dean, Student Affairs