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Essential information On Current Situation and Coronavirus COVID-19

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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​In response to the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic and the current situation in Lebanon​, AUB has instituted a host of ​measures, prioritizing our community's health and academic continuity​.

An expert committee on novel coronavirus COVID-19 and a Vaccination Working Group (VAX-WG) have been formed to advise the university leadership on all aspects of tackling the disease, the vaccination, and to coordinate public awareness efforts. 

​If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 or experience symptoms of infection (fever, cough, breathing difficulties), call the Employee Health Unit (ext. 3015) or email

Follow the Safety and Health Measures for Fall 2021 (click here​)​

AUB Measures for COVID-19 Pandemic

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In-person classes and exams
For lectures, the return to campus was gradual with instruction given online during September 2021 and with increasing instruction taking place primarily on campus and in-person starting in October 2021.

Campus access
Starting on August 23, 2021, access to campus is​ restricted to students, faculty and staff who have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and are scheduled to take their second dose (for those who are taking a multiple dose vaccine).

Exams, labs, studios, rotations, seminars and workshops is taking place in-person on campus throughout the fall term.​​

Travel and events
International business-related travel for all AUB faculty, staff and administrators after March 15, 2020 has been discontinued. ​Personal travel must be reported and approved on an emergent basis by a dean or senior AUB leader. 

On-campus events are typically being held online. Please check with the event coordinator. The return to campus included in-person academic and co-curricular experiences. Check​ General Guidelines for Events​

dormsResident and international students 
Dormitories are open for vaccinated students only. Students are asked to fully abide by the COVID-19 safety guidelines.


The Medical Center will remain fully operational, although with limits on visitor numbers and enhanced measures at entrances to check for exposure of COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses.

ACC Building Lobby has being designated as the AUB Immunization center ​administering the COVID-19 vaccine. 

Patients with recent foreign travel will be asked to postpone elective appointments as per the directives of the AUBMC administration unless vaccinated. 

hand washingStay Safe – Stay Informed
It is normal to be anxious about a new disease, even one that leads to severe or critical illness in a small number of cases. The best way to counter this is to get vaccinated​ and educate ourselves and those around us about evidence-based preventive measures on how to avoid infecting ourselves and others. 

Please rely on authoritative resources such as our own Expert Committee on COVID-19, the Lebanese Ministry of Public Health, the CDC, or the WHO

Do not circulate unsourced rumors that could spread panic or misinformation. ​

If you think you may have been exposed to COVID-19 or other respiratory disease, please stay at home and contact the Employee Health Unit (x3015 or email). 


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