HSE Introduces Protective Measures on Account of Coronavirus
On March 7, Yaroslav Kuzminov, the HSE rector, signed an order introducing some restrictions and measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus infection.
In accordance with Moscow Mayor Sobyanin's recent decree regarding travel and self-quarantine requirements, HSE University is introducing protective measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus. HSE Rector Yaroslav Kuzminov signed the order on March 7.
Traveling abroad and arriving to Saint Petersburg from affected areas
HSE employees are prohibited from traveling internationally for work-related purposes until further notice.
HSE employees and students returning from the most affected countries* should self-isolate at home for 14 days, i.e. refrain from attending work or classes and minimize visits to public places.
*As of March 6, the official list of most affected countries includes China, South Korea, Iran, Italy, France, Germany, Spain, the USA, Norway, Great Britain, and Switzerland.
Students will be required to notify Study Offices and their degree programme managers of their return from any foreign country.
Remote work options
Division heads must provide isolated employees with remote access to the necessary information resources for their work, as well as immediately submit the names of isolated employee to the HR Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
International students must inform Lydia Koshkina, Head of International Student Support Unit.
In the coming days, a procedure for distance (online) learning will be determined. Programme managers and study offices will provide the necessary infrastructure for this.
University employees and students will have their temperature taken regularly, including via remote monitoring at the entrance to buildings and dormitories.
If you begin to experience COVID-19 symptoms, stay home and immediately call your healthcare provider for a doctor home visit. Do not visit medical facilities. In dormitories, a notification system is already in place.