Journal of Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues (Print ISSN: 1544-0036; Online ISSN: 1544-0044)


Workplace Safety in Higher Education Institutions During Covid-19 Epidemic: Insights from a Developing Country

Author(s): Hadeel Abdellatif & Fadi R. Shahroury

The COVID-19 outbreak has drastically impacted every aspect of our daily life; higher education is not an exception. Universities were rushed into online lectures due to various restrictions ranging from social distancing to complete lock down. Instructors were asked to convert their course material into an online format, deliver online lectures, use various assessment methods and conduct exams online. Yet, as restrictions started to ease some aspects of the teaching process were to be performed on-campus. Higher education institutions have taken various strict procedures to ensure the health and safety of their staff and students. This study explores the workplace safety procedures employed by higher education institutions in Jordan during the COVID-19 outbreak. The results demonstrate that universities have taken various safety procedures and extra precautions to ensure the continuity of the learning process while sustaining the health and safety of their academic and administrative staff and students. However, fear of the unknown (COVID-19) remains a major challenge

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