The university traffic-light system

On 2 September a traffic-light rating system was introduced at MU, its rating is determined by the MU Crisis Board. Currently, it has WHITE LIGHT rating. University faculties, institutes, and offices may declare a higher alert level than the university-wide level or introduce stricter rules than elsewhere at the university. Follow the websites of individual faculties and the color-coded signs hanging on the exteriors of MU buildings.

  • Measures at MU are in keeping with the government measures currently in effect.
  • MU buildings are open to the public. Facemasks covering the nose and mouth must be worn at all times. Students and employees must be tested regularly. People who have been vaccinated at least 22 days ago are exempt from testing.
  • Classes are held in keeping with the government measures currently in effect; lectures attended by more than 100 people must be held online. People must stay at least 1.5 metres away from each other, the windows need to be opened in classrooms, and classrooms should be thoroughly ventilated before and after classes. It is recommended that students stay in homogenous groups, that is, that students from different programmes, departments, courses, etc. do not mix. Field courses and internships done outside of MU are possible in keeping with the government measures currently in effect.
  • In-person exams (as well as other methods of completing courses) are permitted. People must stay 1.5 metres away from each other. State examinations and advanced master’s examinations can be held in-person or online. Current limits on the number of people that can be present in one room at a time must be respected.
  • Life-long learning courses are held in keeping with the government measures currently in effect. Classroom capacity is limited to 50 %. The same rules apply as to in-person classes for full-time students. University of the Third Age classes are held online only.
  • MU still recommends employees work from home (especially employees at high risk), or, if they do work in their offices, to ensure that only two people are present in one office at a time.
  • In-person meetings can be held if all government regulations are respected (facemasks, social distancing, room capacity). MU supports remote and hybrid meetings.
  • Academic ceremonies and large events can be held if current legislation is followed.
  • Enrolment takes place both in-person and online.
  • Gyms can open as long as the government measures are respected; other sports facilities may open without any limitations at the discretion of the head of the unit of which the facility is a part.
  • Computer labs, study rooms, and community rooms may open at the discretion of the head of the unit of which they are a part as long as government measures are respected.

  • Measures at MU are in keeping with the government measures currently in effect.
  • The public is prohibited from entering MU buildings.
  • FFP2/KN95 respirators must be worn in MU buildings in keeping with current government regulations.
  • Courses are taught remotely in keeping with current government measures. Each faculty determines how courses are taught. Students are permitted to meet one-on-one with their teachers or other staff for consultation or advisory services without having to get tested. Practical, clinical, laboratory, experimental, and art classes are permitted. The maximum class size is 25 (including instructors). Students must get tested in line with the currently valid government measures.
  • Students may do internships at organizations outside of MU in keeping with current government measures.
  • In-person examinations (and other forms of completing courses) are permitted, people have to keep at least 1,5 metres distance. Students must get tested in line with current government measures.
  • Computer labs and study rooms are closed.
  • Indoor sporting facilities are closed. The number of people present at outdoor sporting facilities is limited, and there are restrictions on renting facilities, in keeping with current legislation. Sports and physical education will take place outdoors, in keeping with current government measures. Mandatory physical education classes are still held online.
  • Libraries are closed to the public. MU recommends libraries lend materials remotely. In-person lending services are possible, but all decisions about library access are made by individual faculties in keeping with current legislation.
  • Canteens are open in keeping with current legislation.
  • Social events and gatherings in common areas in dormitories are prohibited (gyms and common areas are closed). Dormitories must follow the legislation in force.
  • Academic ceremonies can be held only in exceptional cases and must be in keeping with current government measures.
  • MU recommends employees work from home, or, if they do work in their offices, to ensure that only one person is in one office at a time; testing is mandatory.
  • The number of people present at one time in research laboratories is limited based on valid legislation.
  • Business trips abroad are permitted but must follow current regulations. They must also be assessed and approved by the employee’s direct supervisor.
  • Entrance exams can also be held in person. Applicants must keep at least 1,5 meters distance, they will have to provide a negative test result for SARS-CoV-2 not older than 7 days (there can be some exception set by the government) and have to wear at least FFP2/KN95 respirator.

  • All buildings are closed to the public, employees, and students. There are exceptions for facility and laboratory managers, for teachers who must access buildings, and students of programmes for which the government has allowed in-person classes.
  • Following current governmental measures, the presence of students at classes and examination is prohibited if there are more than 10 people present in exams. In-person clinical and practical classes are allowed for students of general medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, and other medical and education programmes.
  • Most examinations are administered online. A maximum of 10 people can take in-person exams at once.
  • Libraries can be accessed for lending and returning books, but not for studying.
  • Dormitories and canteens operate based on rules issued by Accommodation and Catering Services and the MU Emergency Committee in keeping with the current epidemiological situation. Students who may attend in-person classes can return to the dormitories if they have a room reserved. International students are allowed to be accommodated in MU dormitories.
  • All computer laboratories, sporting halls, and study rooms are closed.
  • Employees are prohibited from taking domestic or international business trips.
  • The number of people present in laboratories is limited by current legislation.

You can find a detailed description of the university’s traffic-light system here. It contains only recommendations. MU’s constituent parts may implement these recommendations in the form of binding decisions or regulations. Please stay up to date with information provided by individual faculties and economic units. You can find more information in these guidelines.

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