Updated on May 5, 2022.


Upon new guidance from the Ministry of Health, Higher Education Council and other related government authorities, it is not required to wear masks in all indoor areas as of April 27, 2022.

The obligation to wear masks in employee buses continues until the next announcement.

It is recommended that people over the age of 65 or those with chronic diseases or who are taking immunosuppressive drugs should wear a mask, especially in poorly ventilated, crowded indoor areas.

All students, faculty, and staff are asked to make sure that they receive their required two shots and booster vaccine doses.

Vaccination is a vital step in the fight against Covid-19 and vaccines have high efficacy against symptomatic disease, particularly severe illness, hospitalizations, and death.

It is still required to get the 3rd dose (booster) of the Covid-19 vaccine to be able to stay at the Koç University dormitories.

Vaccination is a vital step in the fight against Covid-19. It is particularly important to complete the booster doses.

Necessary measures have been taken to ensure ventilation in the classrooms.

Individuals should take necessary precautions such as wearing masks, cleaning their hands, and maintaining physical distance according to their own risk perceptions.

Those who experience Covid-19 symptoms, should not come to the campus and get tested as soon as possible. Necessary measures should be taken according to PCR test result.


You can contact covid19@ku.edu.tr when you have symptoms similar to Covid-19 or for questions about the disease.

An individual with Covid-19 symptoms should apply to a health care institution for diagnosis and necessary treatment. The individual whose diagnosis is confirmed through a PCR test should remain in isolation for the period specified in the guidelines of the Ministry of Health. At the end of this period, the individual can return to school if they have no complaints and have recovered.

Upon return to school, when the medical report from the health institution and the positive PCR test are sent to healthcenter@ku.edu.tr, the individual will be registered onto the system as being on “sick leave” starting from the test date, for the duration specified in the Ministry of Health’s current guidelines.

Koç University doesn’t have designated isolation rooms in the dormitories for individuals diagnosed with Covid-19 (there may be exceptions).

The information in this guideline has been provided in line with the recommendations of the Republic of Türkiye Ministry of Health, Higher Education Board (YÖK) and Koç University Health Board and is subject to change in light of new regulations.