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After almost a year of having zero casualties related to COVID-19, it is with a heavy heart that AUP reports its first COVID-19 related loss. A worker in one of the service departments succumbed to the illness on February 9, Tuesday afternoon.

Despite such an unfortunate event, we would like to assure our community that the University is in control of the situation. Protocols of infection control have been well executed.  Upon onset of the symptoms, the individuals were immediately placed in quarantine and eventually moved to the COVID-Hospital. Based on contact tracing, the transmission seems to have taken place outside the campus.  Further investigation revealed only one close contact, who was immediately swabbed with an RT-PCR test. We praise God that the result was negative. He remains free of symptoms and is now quarantined for further evaluation.

We would like to encourage everyone to remain vigilant and strictly follow our health protocols. Rest assured that the administration is doing its best to ensure the safety of everyone. We ask for everyone’s cooperation for us to maintain a COVID-free campus. More so, we also invite you to pray for the bereaved family members as they grieve their loss.