UNAIR Lecturers and Students Drive the Implementation of Health Protocols during the State University Entrance Exam

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A community of lecturers and students of Universitas Airlangga (UNAIR) distributed masks to the exam candidates of the State University Entrance Joint Selection (SBMPTN), and also helped with providing rapid testing facilities to assist participants. All the exam candidates were mandatorily required to submit the negative COVID-19 certificate result in order to be able to appear in the exam.

The distribution of the masks was on Monday, July 6, 2020, at UNAIR entry point before participants for this computer-based entrance test (UTBK) entered the venue at UNAIR.

Head of Seger Waras Lecturer Community, Dr. Suko Widodo., Drs., M.Si gave a statement. “This morning starting at 7 the UTBK committee through the Seger Waras community distributed masks to those who had just arrived, for participants and their company. This is part of UNAIR’s concern in implementing health protocols, as campaign to encourage people to continue putting on masks,” said Suko.

One of the lecturers who participated in the distribution of masks Dewi Retno Suminar revealed that the distribution of masks on campus was part of the campaign to assure that campus is a safe place for anyone.

“We distribute masks as proof that our campus continues to implement health protocols. A campus is a safe place for anyone doing activities in it,” said the lecturer of Faculty of Psychology UNAIR.

The UTBK committee also provided rapid test facilities to participants who need help to get a pass to UTBK. The Rapid Test is conducted by officers before the participants take the UTBK in their respective rooms.

This Rapid Test facility was provided following the appeal of the Surabaya City Government which required UTBK participants to bring a Rapid Test certificate with non-reactive results or a Swab Test with a negative Covid-19 result.

Regarding the Rapid Test support, Universitas Airlangga (UNAIR) received assistance from the Intelligence Agency (BIN) about 4 thousand rapid test kits and from East Java BPBD 2 thousand rapid test kits and some PPE, masks, hand sanitizers.