University measures taken regarding the spread of COVID-19
- Operation of Masaryk University follows a university traffic-light system, whose rating is determined by the MU Crisis Board, taking into account the governmental traffic-light for the Brno-City district.
- The university traffic-light system is currently YELLOW. MU faculties, and institutes may declare a higher level of alert.
- As of 18 September, facemasks are mandatory even in classes.
- Masaryk University has limited in-person teaching and other study activities to a maximum of 50 people.
- Students must immediately report if they have tested positive for COVID-19 or been required to go into quarantine.
- People with symptoms of an infectious viral disease are prohibited from entering MU buildings (shortness of breath, fever, dry cough, sudden loss of taste and smell).
- See also current restrictions in the Czech Republic here and details on entering the country for students and employees.
The e-prezenčka will end in May. The libraries will fully open again
After the State of Emergency ends, i.e., from 18 May, remote access to the e-prezenčka application, which provides access to the most used publications from the MUNI libraries, will no longer be available.
Stay of foreigners in Czech Republic after the end of State of Emergency
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic has updated information regarding the stay of foreign nationals at the territory of the Czech Republic after the end of State of Emergency. All foreign nationals can legally stay in the Czech Republic for an additional 60 days after the end of the state of emergency – that is until July 17, 2020.
Instructions for foreign students on how to currently enter the Czech Republic
The Government Decree no. 443 defining the rules for the Czech citizens and foreigners entering the territory of the Czech Republic approved on April 23, 2020, has extended the possibilities for entry of the EU citizens (as well as the Schengen area and United Kingdom citizens) to the Czech Republic, effective from April 27, 2020, to study purposes under the following conditions:
Changes regarding discounts on accommodation fees and the possibility of returning to halls of residence from 24 April
In response to the emergency measures due to the risk of infection with COVID-19 issued by the government on 23 April, MU Accommodation and Catering Services allows students to return to halls of residence and ending the validity of the 70% discount on accommodation fees as of 19 May under the conditions given below.
On 2 September a traffic-light rating system was introduced at MU. The university currently has a “yellow light” rating, determined by the MU Crisis Board, taking into account the traffic-light for the Brno-City district. 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 colour-coded signs hanging on the exteriors of MU buildings.
On the initiative of Rector Martin Bares, Masaryk University created a volunteer network. With thousands of volunteers applying, we can now offer assistance in many activities and fields.
President Zeman appoints 13 new professors from MUNI
On Wednesday, 17 June, the president of the Czech Republic signed decrees appointing 80 professors, 13 of whom work at Masaryk University.
Fear of the coronavirus must not turn into fear of opening the borders
The Association of Research Universities of the Czech Republic issued a declaration on 17 June highlighting the importance of an open world for fostering critical thinking and academic research.
Faculty of Medicine students have worked thousands of hours during the epidemic
Although compulsory work duty for students expired on Monday, many continue to volunteer, offering help wherever it is needed.
MUNI graduate: Spanish hospitals were like a warzone
Luis Fagulha, a Portuguese graduate of the MU Faculty of Medicine, works as an anaesthesiologist in the region of Spain hit hardest by the coronavirus.
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