The University of the Free State has quarantined students residing at a specific residence on its Bloemfontein campus, after a student has tested positive for Covid-19 after being tested on 15 June 2020. The UFS spokesperson, Lacea Loader, confirmed to Bloemfontein Courant that the contents of the statement sent to students and staff by UFS yesterday is true.
According to this statement, students will stay in quarantine until the Free State Department of Health has completed the tracking of close contacts of the affected student. It further explains that, the UFS Housing and Residence Affairs, has been in contact with the parents of the student and the necessary arrangements have been made to isolate the student.
The statement also explained that the campuses are safe and have been thoroughly prepared for the return of students. At residences they continue to enforce all hygiene measures and daily screening at residences are compulsory. The statement says that hand sanitisers stations have been installed at the entrances of each building on campus.