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General Preparedness and Vigilance
Action to be taken on campus to maintain preventive measures, personal hygiene habit, environmental hygiene, and vigilance for prevention of large-scale influenza outbreaks.

For all staff and students

  • Maintain practice of personal and environmental hygiene, such as frequent hand washing.
  • Consult your doctor if you feel unwell especially when you run a fever.
  • Wear a proper surgical mask when you suffer respiratory tract infection such as coughing or sneezing.
  • Maintain general awareness and vigilance of possible avian influenza or novel influenza outbreak.
  • Keep track of the development of infectious disease outbreaks in the community, and visit the Health Promotion and Protection website and Centre for Health Protection website regularly for updated information.

Committee on Health Promotion and Protection (CHPP)

  • Regular CHPP meetings to monitor the avian influenza and novel influenza outbreak situation in the community/hospital and actions taken by health authorities, to review preventive strategies adopted by various units, and to introduce additional measures if necessary.
  • Regular updates on Health Promotion and Protection website to promote hygiene awareness and vigilance against infectious disease outbreak.

University Health Service (UHS)

  • All health care staff at the clinic are required to wear surgical masks whilst in the clinic.
  • Free surgical mask packs with information pamphlets for UHS patients with respiratory symptoms, if considered necessary.
  • Maintain and observe Infection Control Measures at UHS.
  • Adopt a triage system for patients with fever.
  • Operate a Fever Clinic by a team of designated physicians and nurses with personal protective equipment (PPE), if deemed necessary.
  • Monitor any outbreaks of respiratory disease on campus.
  • Maintain a running record of patients seen with fever and influenza for assessing the trend and for any necessary follow up action.
  • Monitor and follow-up responses to Health Declaration Form from hostel or individual students with positive findings.
  • Organise Influenza Vaccination Programme for high risk group of staff and students, at appropriate seasons.
  • Monthly canteen inspection on their compliance with hygiene standards (in conjunction with the Business Office).

Colleges, Hostels, International House & Postgraduate Halls

  • Working Groups of Colleges/I-House/Postgraduate Halls to hold regular meetings to discuss issues concerning Colleges and hostels preventive measures and action plans, and report the outcomes of discussion to the CHPP.
  • Maintenance of hostel environmental hygiene.
  • Maintain sufficient stock of thermometers, surgical masks and disinfectant in hostels.
  • Arrange for a designated area in hostels for relevant information dissemination.
  • Sale of surgical masks for hostel residents in need.

Business Unit

  • Monthly canteen inspection in conjunction with UHS.

University Safety Office (USO)

  • Review procedures on handling of bird carcass and bird droppings.
  • Maintain sufficient quantity of disinfectants for use by other departments.
  • Participate in training and briefing sessions for CUHK personnel.
  • Liaise with responsible departments/offices such as Estates Management Office, Security Office, Business Office and Laboratory Animal Services Centre on preparative and preventive works.
  • To liaise with Security Office and EMO on monitoring the number of bird carcasses found on campus.
  • To liaise with EMO and LASC on vaccination of birds and other preventive measures for avian influenza.
  • Advice departments on types and performance of surgical masks.

Estates Management Office (EMO)

  • Maintenance of general environmental hygiene.


  • Participate in CHPP meetings.

Office of Student Affairs (OSA)

  • Participate in CHPP meetings and provide translation service for CHPP.
  • Disseminate updated information from the CHPP to students via OSA's publication "University MarketPlace" and OSA's website.
  • For students participating in OSA activities outside Hong Kong, organize pre-trip briefing on healthcare issues in collaboration with UHS and provide information about healthcare guidelines, local hospitals, emergency numbers, China embassies, etc.
  • Maintain regular cleansing for the University swimming pool i.e. cleaning poolside and dressing rooms twice a day while vacuum cleaning the pool tub once a week, unless it is closed for the winter.

Office of Academic Links (OAL)

For International Students

  • Provide preventative guidelines to international students as issued by CUHK through “practical information” booklet and distribute to the international students when they check-in at OAL and via email.
  • Include preventative guidelines in the E-newsletter to international students before their arrival.
  • UHS to deliver talk during the student orientation on staying healthy and illnesses to be aware of.

For Outgoing Students

  • Remind outgoing students to maintain good personal hygiene (pre-departure gatherings and emails).


  • Display posters about general hygiene .

Security Office

  • Maintenance of office and patrol vehicles hygiene.
  • Maintain sufficient stock of surgical masks and disinfectant.
  • Maintain practice of personal and environmental hygiene, such as frequent hand washing.
  • Provide preventive guidelines on avian influenza to security staff as issued by the University.

Transport Office

  • Maintain practice of personal hygiene, e.g. frequent hand washing.
  • Install an automatic soap dispenser for use in the office.

Information Technology Services Centre (ITSC)

  • Maintain ITSC environmental hygiene.
  • Maintain sufficient stock of surgical masks and disinfectant.

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