Dear Students, Academics and Administrative and Technical staff,
The way the health crisis related to cases of infection with Coronavirus COVID - 19 is evolving requires special care and attention by everyone. In order to implement suitable measures at the right time, I have set up a group of the University's top management to keep the situation monitored.
Our intention is to implement appropriate precautionary measures without creating alarm and to reduce to the minimum the repercussions on the organization of our academic life. Some decisions that we have already had to take and others that we will have to take in the future will require changes in daily activities and will create some difficulties. If all the members of our university can work collaboratively we will be able to face this serious situation with the right spirit to achieve our objectives of safeguarding the health of our community and dealing with everyone's concerns with common sense.
With a view to limiting gatherings and the movement of people, in agreement with the other universities in Lombardy, and in line with the provisions issued by central and local authorities, we have decided to suspend all teaching and conference activities for a week. Activities that have been suspended and those that will continue fully of partially are listed below.
All the measures implemented will be immediately adapted to reflect any new developments or further provisions issued by the authorities.
We will endeavour to keep you regularly informed of the situation. All updates will be available online and we encourage you to refer to the university website www.unicatt.it.
Thank you all for your cooperation. Our thoughts are with those affected by the virus and with those whose lives are directly affected by what is happening. We will do everything possible to alleviate the inconvenience caused to members of Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore.
Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES TAKEN (Updated on: 25 February 2020, 17pm)
The University has asked all students, academics and staff residing in the municipalities affected by provisions issued by the local health authorities to comply with the relevant guidelines and precautionary measures and, where requested, to refrain from travelling to the university.
The Milan, Brescia, Piacenza and Cremona campuses of Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore have suspended all teaching and conference activities until Saturday 29 February.
Until Friday 28 February, the Brescia campus will close at 7pm. On Saturday 29 February it will be closed.
On the Rome campus all activities will take place regularly, exception made for events, conferences and debates that will be suspended until 15 March (included).
INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS
The Milan, Brescia, Piacenza and Cremona campuses of Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore have suspended all lessons and teaching activities, including exam sessions, compulsory lessons and graduation sessions, until Saturday 29 February. Normal activities will resume on Monday 2 March unless further provisions are received from the authorities.
Deadlines for student formalities which fall next week, including submission of degree applications, will be extended by ten days.
Teaching activities that have been suspended, including exam programming, will be rescheduled by faculties, academic staff and teaching departments.
Master courses, specialising and specialty training courses, and all post-graduate activities in general have also been suspended.
For office hours, academic staff should be contacted by email.
In the libraries, the reading and study rooms will not be accessible but the loan service will be guaranteed, provided that the deadline to return books on loan will be extended.
For the Milan and Brescia Campuses only, the loan service will be available as of Tuesday 25 February until 5pm.
Administrative services will function normally for students, except for those involving face to face meetings.
The cafeterias run by Educatt will function normally.
All public events, conferences and seminars have also been suspended for the same period.
INFORMATION FOR STAFF
Academic staff will have regular access to the university for all their activities except for classes.
Administrative and technical staff at the Milan, Brescia, Piacenza and Cremona campuses will provide a normal service, except for those services requiring face to face contact which will be limited to specific, urgent cases or managed remotely.
Personnel residing near affected areas should contact their office managers for the handling of possible issues with transport and logistics.
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