Lifestyle Guidelines

General Rules

Body temperatures will be checked throughout the campus with thermal cameras including gates, building entrances and residence halls. Masks are mandatory in both open and closed areas including lecture halls, laboratories, workshops and offices. The HES Code query will be done at entrance points of the campus. Thus, all students and staff are required to download the HES (Ministry of Health’s ‘Hayat Eve Sığar’) application. No celebrations, memorials or events will be held within the campus for either educational or social purposes during the pandemic. Student Club Events are postponed during the pandemic. Social Distancing rules (1.5-2 m.) will be applied everywhere at the campus. In case of any symptom or health problem, “the Triage Supervisor” of the building should be immediately notified. 1,5-2 m

Lecture Halls/Laboratories/ Workshops

Make sure your rooms are aired thoroughly during the day. All the enclosed areas are disinfected by the Yeditepe University Cleaning Services Directorate periodically throughout the day. Use the rooms only after the location is well aired. Lecture halls, workshops and laboratories should only be used in a way that there is 1 person in 4 square meters. Make sure you use the same chair in lecture halls, workshops and laboratories constantly. Do not switch places. Disinfect your hands before entering and after leaving enclosed spaces. Have your mask cover your entire face including your mouth and nose. Do not remove your mask while you are in these areas. Keep your physical distance to a minimum of 1,5 meters. Do not sit on the areas that are marked. If you have to use a vented mask due to your project, it is mandatory to have a surgical mask on top of the vented mask. Do not use the lavatories and sinks for personal hygiene. Disinfect your hands and the equipment before and after using the laboratory / workshop / classroom materials. Do not share your personal belongings (computer, mouse, phone, pens, notebooks, erasers etc.). Do not have group activities that require close contact. Try to talk as silently as possible. In case of a cough or a sneeze, do not remove your mask while coughing or sneezing. Change  your mask afterwards. Disinfect your hands by either washing them for 20 seconds or using a hand disinfectant. Dispose your masks only into the mask waste bins. Do not eat or drink in these areas. In case of any kind of health problem during the day, “the Triage Supervisor” of your building should be immediately notified.

Knowledge Center / Study Rooms

Knowledge Center and Study Rooms should only be used in a diagonal sitting fashion. Make sure the rooms are aired thoroughly during the day. All the enclosed areas are disinfected by the Yeditepe University Cleaning Services Directorate periodically throughout the day. Use the rooms only after the location is well aired. Knowledge Center and Study Rooms should only be used in a way that each person have 4 square meter of area. Make sure you use the same chair in the Knowledge Center and Study Rooms constantly. Do not switch places . Disinfect your hands before entering and after leaving enclosed spaces. Have your mask cover your entire face including your mouth and nose. Do not remove your mask during the time you use these areas. Keep your physical distance to a minimum of 1,5 meters. Do not sit on the areas that are marked. Do not share your personal belongings (computer, mouse, phone, pens, notebooks, erasers etc.). Do not have group activities that require close contact. Try to talk as silently as possible. In case of a cough or a sneeze, do not remove your mask while coughing or sneezing. Change your mask afterwards. Disinfect your hands by either washing them for 20 seconds or using a hand disinfectant. Dispose your masks only into the mask waste bins. Do not eat or drink in these areas. In case of any kind of health problem during the day, “the Triage Supervisor” of your building should be immediately notified.

Dining Halls And Canteens

Guidelines For Using Dining Halls And Canteens For Students

Open air food and drink stations have been established to enable our students to eat during the pandemic. Try to use the open air stations and building terraces as much as possible. As masks have to be removed while eating, it is risky regarding the contagion possibility. We recommended to have take-away food and eat alone in the open air. Wash your hands for a minimum of 20 seconds or use sanitizers before entering and after leaving the dining halls or canteens. Make sure to follow the social distancing rules to a minimum of 1,5 meters if you have to wait in a queue. Enter the dining halls or canteens with your mask covering your nose and mouth. Remove the mask only while eating. If you have to eat in an enclosed space, try to minimize the time you spend within that space. Follow the seating plan carefully. Avoid face-to-face seating and make sure you are following the diagonal seating order. Do not share your personal belongings (spoons, forks, knives, tissues etc.). Try to talk as little as possible while eating.

Guidelines For Using Dining Halls And Canteens For Staff

As masks have to be removed while eating, it is risky regarding the contagion possibility. Due to this fact, staff dining halls will only provide packed food during the pandemic and will not provide seating. Dining halls of each building will receive enough food packages equal to the amount of staff working there and by taking them, staff can have their food in the open air or on their own desks. Open air food and drink units have been established to enable our students to eat during the pandemic. Try to use the open air stations and building terraces as much as possible. Wash your hands for a minimum stations of 20 seconds or use sanitizers before and after entering the dining halls or canteens. Make sure to follow the social distancing rules to a minimum of 1,5 meters if you have to wait in a queue. Enter the dining halls or canteens with your mask covering your nose and mouth. Remove the mask only while eating. Do not share your personal belongings (spoons, forks, knives, tissues etc.). Try to talk as little as possible while eating.

The Elevators

Do not use the elevators if you do not have to use them. Using the stairs instead of the elevators will protect you from not only the pandemic, but also many other coronary diseases related to inactivity. Follow the maximum capacity of elevators. Stand on the marked areas within the elevator and maintain social distancing. Make sure you are facing the cabin interior. Disinfect your hands before and after using the elevators.

Student Residence Halls

General Rules

Body temperatures will be checked when entering the residence halls using thermal cameras. Masks are mandatory throughout the residence halls in open and enclosed spaces; including kitchens, canteens, study rooms and elevators. Social distancing rules (1.5 – 2 m.) will be applied throughout the residence halls. All students and staff are required to download the HES (Ministry of Health’s ‘Hayat Eve Sığar’) application and have to use their HES codes by using the QR code function when entering the areas defined as “Safe Zones”. In case of any symptom or any health issues, “the Triage Supervisor” should be contacted in the relevant residence hall building.

Guidelines For Using Hall Of Residence Rooms

Do not let anyone else into the room except your roommate. Keep the rooms well aired. Do not use fans etc. All rooms are disinfected by the Yeditepe University Cleaning Services Directorate periodically throughout the day. Use the rooms only after the location is well aired. Do not let anyone else use the facilities in the room (room telephone, toilet, bathroom, bed, wardrobe, all your personal belongings) and do not use anyone else’s personal belongings. Keep hygiene your utmost priority when using bathrooms or toilets. Wash your hands using soap and water periodically and frequently for at least 20 seconds. Keep your voice as low as possible and keep conversations short. If you are going to have a long conversation, wear your masks covering your mouth and nose. Do not have group activities that require close contact. In case of a cough or a sneeze, do not remove your mask while coughing or sneezing. Change your mask afterwards. Disinfect your hands by either washing them for 20 seconds or using a hand disinfectant. Dispose your masks only into the mask waste bins. Do not eat or drink in the rooms. In case of any symptom or any health issues, the Triage Super visor in the relevant residence wall building should be contacted and your roommate should be notified

Guidelines For Using Hall Kitchens

Wear your mask covering your nose and mouth when preparing food in the kitchen and do not remove your mask during your time there. Keep the time you spend in the kitchen as short as possible, considering others. Wash your hands for a minimum of 20 seconds or use sanitizers before and after eating or drinking anything. Wash your personal belongings such as plates, forks, spoons and glasses using the dishwashers in the kitchen. Do not use anyone else’s personal belongings and do not let anyone use yours. Keep your physical distance to a minimum of 1,5 meters. Use the kitchen area leaving 4 square meters for each person. Do not sit on the marked seats. Give your personal hygiene and the hygiene of kitchen surfaces and appliances your utmost priority. Avoid eating in close proximity to others and in a group.

Guidelines For Using Residence Halls’ Study Rooms

Avoid face-to-face seating and make sure you are following the diagonal seating order in study rooms. Keep the rooms well aired throughout the day. All rooms are disinfected by the Yeditepe University Cleaning Services Directorate periodically throughout the day. Use the rooms only after the location is well aired. Use the study rooms leaving 4 square meters for each person. Make sure you use the same chair in residence hall study rooms constantly. Do not switch places. Wash your hands for a minimum of 20 seconds or use sanitizers before entering and after leaving study rooms. Wear your mask covering your nose and mouth and do not remove your mask during your time there. Keep your physical distance to a minimum of 1,5 meters. Do not sit on the marked seats. Do not share your personal belongings (computer, mouse, phone, pens, notebooks, erasers etc.). Do not leave them unattended in the study rooms. Do not have group activities that require close contact. Try to talk as silently as possible. In case of a cough or a sneeze, do not remove your mask while coughing or sneezing. Change your mask afterwards. Disinfect your hands by either washing them for 20 seconds or using a hand disinfectant. Dispose your masks only into the mask waste bins. Do not eat or drink in the study rooms.

Guidelines For Using The Laundry Room

Make an appointment with the Residence Hall Administration before using the laundry room. Wear your mask covering your nose and mouth and do not remove your mask during your time in the laundry room. Keep your physical distance to a minimum of 1,5 meters. Do not let your laundry become in contact with the others’. Do not shake your laundr y in enclosed spaces. Sanitize your hands and the equipment before and after using the common appliances in the laundry room (washing machines, irons etc.)

Shuttle Buses

Wear your mask covering your nose and mouth and do not remove your mask during your journey. Shuttle buses are disinfected regularly within the day. Make sure the bus is aired well enough through out the journey. Keep the roof hatches open for air circulation. Pay attention not to touch the surfaces within the shuttle bus. Body temperatures are checked when getting on the shuttle bus. Follow the bus driver’s instructions. Sit on the same seat all the time and do not switch places. Disinfect your hands before and after using the shuttle bus. Talk as little as possible on the shuttle bus. In case of a cough or a sneeze, do not remove your mask while coughing or sneezing. Change your mask afterwards. Sanitize your hands. Do not eat or drink on board of the shuttle buses.

Offices

Make sure the offices are well aired throughout the day. Do not use fans or air conditioners. All offices are disinfected by the Yeditepe University Cleaning Services Directorate periodically throughout the day. Use the offices only after the location is well aired. Avoid face-to-face seating and make sure you are following the diagonal seating order at the offices. Wear your mask covering your nose and mouth and do not remove your mask during your time at the office. Keep your physical distance to a minimum of 1,5 meters. Do not share your personal belongings (computer, mouse, phone, pens, notebooks, erasers etc.). In order to limit the contact surface, keep the amount of belongings as low as possible on your desk. Do not have group activities or meetings with close contact. Keep your masks on in open and enclosed spaces in break times maintaining your social distance. Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds at the beginning and at the end of your working hours and during the day. Try to keep your voice as low as possible. In case of a cough or a sneeze, do not remove your mask while coughing or sneezing. Change your mask afterwards. Disinfect your hands by either washing them for 20 seconds or using a hand disinfectant. Dispose your masks only into the mask waste bins. In case of any kind of health problem during the day, immediately notify the “Triage Supervisor” of the building and your unit supervisor.

Room Usage

Meetings with physical contact should be kept to a minimum and online meetings should be preferred as much as possible. Do not sit on the marked seats. Sit on the same seat all the time and do not switch places. Disinfect your hands before going into the meeting room and after leaving it. In case a conference hall meeting is required, keep the personal space at 4 square meters per person. Leave two seats empty on both sides of each attendee and leave adjacent rows empty, as well. Keep the meetings as short as possible and try not to go over 20 minutes. In case of exceeding the 20 minute limit, have the meeting room aired. Keep your masks on covering your nose and mouth in the meeting rooms. Do not eat or drink in meeting rooms. Keep the windows open during a meeting. Cleaning, ventilation and disinfection of the related areas are conducted by the cleaning services periodically, according to the chart in the meeting rooms. Make sure the desks, technical equipment, microphones etc. are cleaned and disinfected before and after the organization. After cleaning, rooms should be left empty for at least two hours. Make sure the hand sanitizers located at the meeting room entrances are used before and after the meetings. Use your own pen when signing papers. Names and contact information of all participants will be collected after each meeting. In case a participant shows symptoms of the disease in the days following the meeting, this information helps the official healthcare bodies to trace on the contacted people. In case an attendee is diagnosed positive after the meeting, a contact evaluation will be conducted. This evaluation considers the people that were in contact with the patient before the symptoms manifested. This information will be relayed to all attendees. In locations where natural ventilation is possible, breaks can be given using masks and physical distancing rules.

Yeditepe University COVID-19 Rules and Procedures for Their Violation

1. Masks are mandatory in all open and closed areas. This warning has been emphasized constantly since the beginning of the pandemic.

2. Masks can only be removed temporarily in dining areas while observing the social distancing rules, but eating or drinking should be completed as soon as possible.

3. As of 16 November 2020, our students and staff should not smoke while walking and should double the social distancing with other people, a minimum of 2,5 meters in case of smoking.

4. All Yeditepe University personnel and students are expected to comply with the rules. In case of their violation, there will be a written warning for those who violate the rules, and it will be recorded. In case of a secondary violation, criminal actions will be taken against those who violate the rules.

Criminal actions against the violators will be discipline procedures for students and personnel discipline procedures for the staff and they will be carried out by their supervisors.

5.  Apart from the discipline procedures, in case of a secondary written warning is required, a fine of 950 TL will be given to the violator. Fines will be integrated into the financial processes that are required during the life at the campus and the working life at Yeditepe University.