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Social compact for staff members and students to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 at the UFS

To help combat the spread of COVID-19, the University of the Free State (UFS) is implementing a SocialCompact for staff and students to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on the university. 

The UFS COVID-19 social compact formalises the responsibility of staff and students to care for one another through a set of social and moral expectations. 

To ensure that we all do our part to keep each individual staff member and student healthy and safe, it is important to act in the best interest of everyone’s health, to put the university community first, and to commit ourselves to the compact. 

This requires a commitment to comply with the basic preventative measures of wearing a mask, maintaining physical distancing, and adhering to hygiene requirements. 

Our staff are encouraged to familiarise themselves with this important agreement by downloading the social compact.

2021 UFS Coronavirus (COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2) statistics
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Statistics for each campus

COVID-19 Stats per Campus 8 June 2021

Statistics for all campuses

COVID-19 Stats UFS Total 8 June 2021

2020 UFS Coronavirus (COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2) statistics
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Statistics for each campus

Weekly Statistics for Each Campus

Statistics for all campuses

Weekly Statistics for All Campuses

NOTE: The statistics above have been recorded from the beginning of January 2021 These are cases that the university management is aware of or for which the necessary arrangements have been made. The rate of positive cases is carefully monitored by Kovsie Health, and the necessary support is received from the provincial Department of Health.



Published on 29 June 2021

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