2. Had conversation with an infected person within 1 meter distance for more than 5 minutes or
Had conversation with an infected person within 1 meter distance for less than 5 minutes or
3. Remained at 1 meter distance, while an infected person was coughing or
4. Was in an enclosed space (non-ventilated room, bus, van, etc.) with an infected person within 1 meter distance for more than 15 minutes
Was in an enclosed space (non-ventilated room, bus, van, etc.) with an infected person from 1 meter or further distance for less than 15 minutes
*The assessment of events goes 7 days back from the date a tested person is confirmed covid19 positive. If another person interacted with the infected individual within that period, the assessment of the person who interacted with the infected will begin from the day of the last contact.
Take ATK test
If positive: enter the treatment system.
If negative: Home quarantine for 10 days, retake ATK at the end of Home quarantine and self-quarantine for 4 days.
Self-quarantine and self-monitor for 10 days
Take ATK test
If positive: enter the treatment system.
If negative: Home quarantine for 14 days, retake ATK at the end of Home quarantine
Self-quarantine and self-monitor for 10 days
Note: HQ = Home Quarantine means staying at home/quarantine hall, and not coming out from your house/quarantine hall.
SQ = Self-quarantine means to avoid being in a crowded area, self-monitoring.
Thank you very much for taking note of the above. ขอขอบคุณทุกท่าน
Mrs Ritha Maidom
Vice-President for Academic Administration/Acting President
July 9, 2021
The Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation has categorized Saraburi as a Red area. Strict measures need to be taken before face-to-face (F2F) instructions can resume. The University has made the following decisions for the 1st semester of the coming academic year:
1. The university will follow plans according to the academic calendar.
2. All mode of instruction will be online for the semester, or until further notice.
3. Students returning to our Muak Lek campus are required to strictly follow the regulations set by the government.
These arrangements have been implemented starting July 8, 2021.
Register for surveillance for COVID-19 (Saraburi Province) at the following link:
Click on the link below to read the official announcement from the President Council regarding the Covid-19 measures taken by the University and the rules to be followed by the students coming to AIU campus.
For all international students entering Thailand, the Thai government requires 14 days of quarantine within the designated and approved facilities.
Siroj Sorajjakool, PhD
President, Asia Pacific International University
Muak Lek, Saraburi, Thailand
April 19, 2021
Due to the increasing presence of Covid19 that is very close to our campus here in AIU, strict measures are needed to ensure safety of all. Therefore from April 19 till the end of April, the following additional preventive measures will be implemented:
Work-from-Home. Due to the fact that many faculty and staff members are returning from many regions in Thailand, WFH will be implemented for this week from April 19-23. It will be reevaluated at the end of the week. Each VP Office will decide on the implementations. All faculty members are encouraged to WFH and advise students through various online venues.
Sports facilities will be closed. All contact sports are not permitted.
Food court will be take-out only. Place order and do not eat at the food court.
Delivery will be at the same location, car park across from the cafeteria. Please take all precautions when collecting your items.
Only individuals with AIU ID will be permitted to enter the university. Any outsiders needing to enter the university will need to seek permissions from VPFA Office.
The university implements both self-quarantine and home-quarantine policies per government’s requirements. All who returned from high-risk provinces and/or commute through public transportation will be required to go for home-quarantine.
All living on campus are highly recommended to leave the campus for just the essentials.
Wearing masks when you are in contact with others is required.
Keeping the distance at 1.5 meters is required.
The government requires that all classes go online until further notice. Special arrangement per covid19 is made for classes that cannot be effectively taught online.
As we are aware of the new wave of the pandemic starting last week, the rapid spread has raised many concerns for our institution and the need to take necessary preventative steps. We received many announcements from the local district office, the provincial office, the Ministry of Higher Education, and the Saraburi Immigration Office regarding the Covid19 situation and the mandated measures.
Bangkok, Nonthaburi, Pratumtani, Nakornpratom and Samudprakarn.
Anyone traveling to these provinces will have to go for home-quarantine and report to the district office.
The Immigration Office in Saraburi has requested all foreigners to avoid traveling outside of Saraburi Province and Pakchong. Those who travel will need to report to the district office and go on two-weeks self-quarantine (home-quarantine for those to high-risk provinces).
Post-Songkran Holiday Measures for AIU (until end of April):
Conduct meetings online
Make sure rooms/offices are well-ventilated
Avoid group activities
Avoid gathering in large groups
Wearing masks mandated when in close proximity to others
Outsider visitors to campus only by permission
Delivery – at the designated area
Those who plan to travel or have already left the campus, please report to your immediate supervisor the locations of your visit/s. Students, please report to SA of places you have visited. This is very important in order to keep the campus safe.
Look out for more specific detail announcements for implementation from VPSA, VPAA and VPFA Offices.
Thank you very much for your cooperation.
Announcement from VPSA
February 03, 2021
The Student Administration Department after talking with the Muak Lek Health Officials will be easing some of the restrictions as follows:
Sports Fields lights will be turned on in the evenings according to the schedule
Face to face dorm worship will be allowed with face masks and social distancing up to 150 people
Students can move freely on and off campus without preauthorization from their Dean. Normal online request are still required for overnight and weekend leaves.
However, we will continue to check temperatures each day in the dormitories and at the gate when entering campus.
There is still a requirement for a checkpoint at the gate, all faculty and students need to scan with their ID to go out and return to campus and tell the guards where you visited when you return. For this reason the back gate will remain closed.
Students of faculty who visit restricted areas or take public transportation will need to be self quarantined for 14 days.
Announcement from VPSA
January 27, 2021
As you already seen this signs at the food court and cafeteria so kindly corporate with us. This is for the safety of everyone in the campus. Your cooperation is essential for the safety of all in the university and the community. Thank you very much.
Mr. Dan Storie
Vice President of Student Administration
Announcement from VPSA-Secretary
January 18, 2021
Dear International students in Thailand who would like to go back to AIU,
Please fill up this link as soon as possible (click here)
And practice this protocol strictly
– D : Distancing ( Social Distancing is very important)
– M : Mask Wearing (Always wear your mask)
– H : Hand washing (Frequently Hand washing reduce germ spreading)
– T : Testing (Body Temperature check twice a day)
– T : Thai Chana and Mor Chana Application are encourage to be used.
Self-observation, if you have fever, cough, running-nose, sore throat, see the campus nurse immediately.
Students Planning to Return through State Quarantine
January 13, 2021
For those who remain oversea and plan to return to AIU Campus through State Quarantine, kindly make sure that you pass all necessary information to Ms. Veraliza at or the Admissions Office at AIU. This is very important for the purpose of coordination with local authorities. Your cooperation is much appreciated. Thank you very much.
President, Asia-Pacific International University
Update on Announcement: Covid19 and the State of Emergency
January 4, 2021
The rapid spread of Covid19 has caused the government to take strict preventive measures at many levels. Yesterday an announcement was issued by the Ministry of Education. This morning the Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation issued another announcement and this evening the Office of the Prime Minister declared state of emergency for 28 provinces including Saraburi Province. The university, in complying to the regulatory requirements of the Thai government in an attempt to contain the spread of Covid19 has come up with the following plans:
1. The university will be offering online courses for the first two weeks. We will review the process and wait for further instructions from the Thai government to see when face-to-face instructions can be resumed
2. Online registration will be made available to students who may not be able to return to campus
3. The university encourages students, faculty and staff to avoid public transportation due to the risk involved
4. Quarantine is mandatory for those traveling to/through the following restricted areas:
· Samut Sakon Province
· Rayong Province
· Bangkok: Nong Khaem, Bang Phlat and Bang Khun Thian Districts (areas west of Bangkok, beyond Chaopraya River)
· Nonthaburi: Bangyai, Pakkret, Bang Bua Thong Districts Any one returning from these areas will have do the followings:
· Report to the head village (there will be special arrangement through the university for registration and installation of tracking application). For immediate notification, contact SA Office.
· Self-quarantine for 14 days (remain within one’s residence, temperature check every day, report daily temperature check, avoid contact with others). If you need any assistance, please contact your immediate supervisor.
· For all students who have visited these areas, the SA Office will provide a special arrangement for them.
5. Travel outside of Saraburi Province is not permitted. If necessary, permissions need to be acquired through the district office prior to departure.
Campus Security and Personal Safety
6. No outsiders are permitted to enter the campus unless they have legitimate reasons to enter.
7. Security guards will be checking temperature for every one entering the university. Your corporation will be greatly appreciated.
8. WEARING OF MASKS is mandatory when you leave your room/residence, especially when in close proximity to others or in enclosed areas
9. Avoid crowded areas
10. Wash hands frequently
11. Keep yourself healthy and pray that God will protect us from all harm
AIU Plans to Return to Normal Operation of the University
June 4, 2020
Dear AIU Community,
As we are all aware, the pandemic has affected all aspects of life and caused significant disruptions to everyday living. Asia-Pacific International University is no exception. We went through many struggles to try to keep the operation going as smoothly as we possibly could. Challenges were present in many aspects of the life of the university. However, we are not the only university in Thailand or around the world being impacted and having to find ways to overcome many obstacles. We wish to thank God for helping us navigate through this very difficult period and for the Thai government for managing to contain the spread of the virus efficiently and effectively at the national level.
Where we are located, Muak Lek District, there was zero case and within the province of Saraburi, 5 cases. Within the past two months, there has not been a single case of Coronavirus within this province. At the national level, the number of cases has been reduced to a single digit. And only recently, the number of cases rise due to the policy to allow Thai nationalities to return to Thailand under strict regulations. The Thai government is slowly unlocking various businesses and easing requirements while maintaining very important protective measures.
Under this circumstance, yes, the university is planning to resume on-site offering of courses (with strict preventive measures) by the first semester of the 2020-2021 academic year. We are also taking into consideration some possible complications with international students and exploring ways to address certain variations so that the university can continue to provide good academic courses for new and returning students. This current plan is based on the current situation in Thailand and will be in accordance with the government’s measures and regulations. If the situation were to change, we will keep you informed. We thank you for your continued support and pray that we will be able to resume our operation by the beginning of this coming academic year 2020-2021.
Dr. Siroj Sorajjakool President
Announcement from VPSA
March 30, 2020
AIU is committed to help flatten the curve of newly diagnosed cases of the Corona virus. But cases of COVID 19 in Thailand keep doubling exponentially every day. We are calling on all of our students and staff and families living on campus to take into consideration the well-being of others. Your actions do not only effect yourself, they will affect your friends and loved ones too. So help us make our campus a Safe-haven to protect one another by following this plan and limiting the escalation of the virus.
The Student Administration has discussed how to best make our campus a COVID 19-free, Safe-haven.
1. During the State of Emergency, the Government is telling us to limit going into town.
a. The government wants us to keep a personal log for us to track our travels, including, date, time locations, and who we meet along the way. Each person is responsible for their own log. If a Government official asks you for your tracking information, you must be able to comply. The university is looking into recommending a phone app that can help with the locations tracking portion of this mandate.
b. During this time, students will need to fill out a form to receive permission from the deans to leave campus, because the government wants only essential trips into town.
c. A van will be made available to transport students to and from the market in Muaklek, in an organized way.
d. The Back Gate will be locked and closed, day and night, until the State of Emergency is over.
e. Guards will continue with thermometer checking everyone’s temperature at the front gate
2. Who is allowed on Campus during the State of Emergency
a. Generally, only people who live or are living on campus will be allowed to stay on campus.
b. Visitors, Day students, AIMS teachers who do not live on campus will have limited access on campus based on necessity and by permission from the VPFA or the VPSA. There will be No access allowed to visit the people on campus, or come for exercise or recreation.
(a) Visitors who receive permission for limited access to the campus must receive and where a visitors pass from the gate guard at all time when on the campus.
c. Trash collectors, Delivery trucks and Food Vendors will be allowed to have limited access to campus.
(a) Food court venders can have extended hours both in the afternoon and evenings on campus.
(b) However, the food court will be closed. Takeout only, and only cooked food will be sold.
(c) Parents may come on campus to pick up their children if students desire to return home. But they should not enter the dormitory.
3. Students are requested to congregate in small groups of 8 to 9 people and not in clusters of 10 or more people. Please, respect social distancing (2 meters) while socializing in small groups.
a. Per government mandate, all sports facilities and fitness centers will be closed.
(a) Students are encouraged to find ways to remain physically active, while at the same time avoid cross contamination of germs and potential viruses. Playing games is not banned as long as precautions are in place to avoid large gatherings, social distancing and sterilizing sports equipment.
b. No club gatherings on or off campus.
4. Married students will need to stay with their young children because children under the age of 5 are mandated to remain in their homes by the government.
5. Faculty and Students who travel outside of Saraburi province or who do not follow campus restrictions will be asked to self-quarantine for 14 days in their rooms or residence.
6. Staff and students need to wear University ID badges when off campus, because there will be checkpoints throughout Thailand making sure you are where you are supposed to be. International staff and students should also carry a photocopy of their passport picture page with them.
Note: This is not a lock down or a campus quarantine. We only plan to limit access in and out from the campus. Our home is our campus, so we plan to make it a Safe-haven for everyone living here.
i. เราสนับสนุนให้นักศึกษาหาวิธีที่จะรักษาสุขภาพกายในรูปแบบใหม่ ในขณะเดียวกันควรหลีกเลี่ยงพื้นที่เสี่ยงต่อการติดเชื้อโรคและไวรัสที่อาจเกิดขึ้น ไม่มีการห้ามไม่ให้เล่นกีฬาตราบใดที่มีการตระหนักถึงข้อควรระวังในการชุมนุมกลุ่มใหญ่ การเว้นระยะห่างจากสังคมและทำความสะอาดอุปกรณ์กีฬาอย่าสม่ำเสมอ
This is an expansion of the announcement made earlier. This is a summary of measures that will impact the university:
1. To close down the following high-risk areas:
Sports related locations including fitness and playgrounds
2. Prohibition to cross the border into Thailand except Thai citizens returning to Thailand
3. Prohibition to hoard items or increase prices unnecessarily
4. Prohibition to congregate. Physical Distancing to be strictly enforced
5. Sharing of misleading information will be prosecuted
6. Quarantine is required for those returning from Bangkok
7. Measures for certain groups. The following groups should remain in their residence for the purpose of prevention.
a) Individuals above 70 years old
b) Individuals with chronic diseases: diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, respiratory related diseases, allergies
c) Children under 5
8. Pertaining foreigners: Government will regulate closely foreigners who have no working visa or do not have permanent residence in Thailand. Thai government will do what it can to facilitate Foreigners wishing to return to their countries.
The University has been following all important announcements made by the government in relation to the state of emergency effective March 26, 2020 till the end of April that limits all travels across provinces. The university has also met with officials from the local district office here in Muak Lek seeking clarification on the applications of these measures for the university.
There will be further announcement regarding campus security in order to keep this campus safe. At the moment please be aware that the security guards will screen all visitors. The visits for the moment are only for necessity. All visitors must exchange their ID card for a visitor card and their entering and departing times are recorded including reasons for the visit. Temperature check is being implemented.
All these measures will disrupt our everyday living on campus but they are essential in the fight against the spread of this virus. We really appreciate your cooperation.
The Administrative team met to discuss delivery venues for the coming summer 2020. The following is the announcement. If you need further clarification, you may contact your dean or the VPAA office. Thank you very much.
The announcement from the Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation states that all universities should go online till further notice by the government. In view of this announcement and the current situation, the administrative team decides to go online/distance learning this coming summer 2020. The university plans to resume classes during the 1st semester of 2020-2021 academic year. Students may return to campus during this time if the situation improves per the announcement by the Thai Government. Hence, prior to returning to AIU Campus, please check with the university for further announcements.
The spread of COVID19 has dramatically increased in the past week. Thai epidemiologists estimate that the rate of increment almost equals that of some high-risk countries. The next two weeks are critical in the prevention of the spread. In light of this, the university would like to request for your cooperation to keep this campus safe by being alert and practice all preventive methods. We highly encourage all to go to Muak Lek town just for essentials and groceries. Avoid populated areas when in public and use all precautionary practices as best you can. Practice social distancing and make it habitual for this period. Please avoid travels to high-risk areas in Thailand. If you are not feeling well please report to the university nurse.
The Ministry of Public Health has issued the latest announcement regarding those who return from Bangkok. The Muak Lek Public Health Office will regulate all returning from Bangkok and impose self-quarantine (announcement from Thai Center for Disease Control, March 21, 2020). There will be more details by the Ministry for those traveling from Bangkok to other regions. We will keep you informed.
Again thank you very much for your cooperation in this very critical period. We have a very special health message from the writings of Mrs. White regarding healthy living. May our lives stand as a testimony. And let us pray that God will protect us and everyone else all around the world.
We have been receiving many calls and emails from concerned parents asking for their children to return to their homes and being with them during this outbreak of the virus. The PC met yesterday to address this issue and we have made the following decisions:
a. All courses will shift to distance learning modality from April 1, 2020 until the end of the Second Semester.
b. All examinations will be conducted according to distance learning format.
c. If laboratory activities cannot shift to distance learning, an Incomplete grade is assigned to the specific course. The laboratory requirement can be completed after the student has returned to the University. d. If a final examination requires the student’s physical presence, an Incomplete grade is assigned to the specific course. The student will make an arrangement with the course instructor to take the final examination after returning to AIU.
e. In preparation for the transition to distance learning, regular classes are suspended from March 23 to March 31, 2020 to allow faculty members and teaching staff time to attend training and prepare for the transition. f. Distance learning classes will follow the published class schedules and the approved academic calendar.
g. The final examination schedule will be prepared by the Registrar’s Office.
Therefore, students may return to their homes and be with their families. Those who return homes, please wait for further announcement on when is the best time to return to campus. Those who chose to stay, we would like your corporation in order to keep this campus safe. More announcements will be made regarding ways to keep the campus safe. There will be more announcement coming from the VPSA office regarding leaving and entering campus through both gates.
We are immediately implementing stricter security guidelines when entering the campus at both the front and the back gates of AIU as a response to protecting our campus from COVID 19.
When you enter the campus, EVERYONE (students, faculty, staff and visitors) will have their temperature taken by the guards or the guards assistants.
In order to enter campus, individuals or groups of people must be identified as either a faculty, staff or a student. If you are a student, you need to be in uniform or be able to show a student ID for each person in/on your vehicle.
If you are a faculty or staff member, please begin the process of acquiring a faculty ID card. If you do not already have one. At some point in the future all faculty and staff members will be asked to wear their ID at all time during working hours.
If you are a visitor, you must receive a visitors pass at the gate.
If you have family or friends coming to visit you on campus. To receive a visitors pass they must provide the gate guard with basic information for all individuals entering campus. Including:
1.Name(s) of each individuals entering campus
2.Who you are visiting
3.Where you will be staying
4.Dates of stay on campus
If someone is entering campus for a short visit, to attend church services, or to deliver items or to pick up items. Individuals need to leave their personal identification card at the gate and provide the guards with the following information, as follows:
2.Purpose of visit or events planned to attend
3.Locations visited while on campus
4.Time in, Time out
If you know ahead of time that family is coming to visit you on campus you may pre-register them by contacting the VPFA and providing them with the following information.
1.Name(s) of each individuals entering campus
2.Who you are visiting
3.Where you will be staying
4.Dates of stay on campus
Mr. Dan Storie Vice President of Student Administration
March 18, 2020
In compliance with the latest Cabinet Resolution and the announcement from the Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation (March 17, 2020), Asia-Pacific International University would like to announce the followings:
1. The Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation requires all universities to shift delivery mode of instruction to online and distance learning approaches where possible (please note that this announcement comes from the Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation which differs from the announcement from the Ministry of Education regarding the closure of all elementary schools and high schools from the 18th to the 31st of March. The Academic Administration is in the process of making plans to make this transition. Details regarding the shifting will be announced soon.
a) Class will continue as usual from the 18th till the 20th of March in order to prepare faculty and students to shift to a different modality.
b) All face-to-face courses will stop from the 23rd to 31st of March. Instead, assignments/projects will be given to students during this period.
c) By April 1, all lecture courses will be shifted to online/distance learning modality.
d) The delivery of practicum and Lab courses wil be in accordance with the guidelines from the ministry.
e) Please keep alert to announcements relating to academic matters.
2. Songkran Holiday will be postponed until further notice from the government. This means, April 13-15 will be regular working/academic days.
3. The cafeteria sitting arrangement will be reconfigured to reduce the number of students utilizing the cafeteria at the same time. Extra shaded seating arrangement will be provided outside the cafeteria.
4. We strongly encourage all dormitory students to stay on campus during this period as we wrap up the semester. Please avoid unnecessary travels to high-risk areas in Thailand.
5. Students, faculty and staff who are not feeling well need to report to the nursing unit. Upon examination, if suspicious symptoms appear, the nursing unit will bring the individual to the local hospital in Muak Lek. The local hospital will make further assessment and send to the main provincial hospital if the assessor recommends further testing. If the local hospital recommends further testing, related expenditure will be covered by the government