Dear Members of POSTECH,We are already half way through the semester that began online, an unprecedented occurrence caused by the onset of COVID-19. I am grateful to all members of POSTECH for your understanding and cooperation despite inconveniences and complications that have transpired from this unexpected situation.With no confirmed cases from POSTECH or related organizations since March, the University was on its way to welcome the students back on campus by limiting off-campus visitors and disinfecting buildings weekly. However, the nationwide spread of COVID-19 is still at an alarming s..
Please note that a member of our university, who was retested during self-isolation, has tested positive for the virus on March 28th and is currently awaiting hospital transfer. At this time, the capacity in the Daegu and Gyeongsangbuk-do region is not favorable so we are discussing with authorities to transfer the patient as quickly as possible. We encourage you to stay indoors.The new confirmed patient is a close contact of the first patient confirmed on March 23rd and remained in self-isolation since then. The person showed no symptoms until 26th and tested negative for the virus, but maint..
Dear POSTECH family,As COVID-19 continues to spread nationwide, I imagine that the members of POSTECH and their families are growing increasingly worried. POSTECH’s utmost priority lies in ensuring health and safety of all our members. Education and research cannot continue unless safety is secured. With that in mind, we are committed to utilizing all our competencies so that everyone can return to campus with peace of mind.During the school closure, we implemented necessary measures such as disinfecting the premises and testing and isolating those who were in close contact, in cooperation w..
I would like to once again extend my regards to the members of POSTECH, their families, and citizens of Pohang who have spent last night in distress.As stated in my message on the 23rd, all areas visited by the confirmed person have been disinfected, and the members of POSTECH and of related organizations identified as close contacts have started self-isolation as directed by the community health center.However, we have decided to close the school until the 25th when the test results of those close contacts will be released. We will review the developments and consider extending closure of PO..