University measures taken regarding COVID-19
- Operation of MU follows a university traffic-light system, whose rating is currently RED.
- All buildings are closed to students, staff and the public. Exceptions include students of medical disciplines and pharmacy and persons providing necessary operation of buildings, laboratories or remote teaching.
- As of 25 November, in-person teaching will be allowed for final-year students and for students of general medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, and other medical and education study programmes. Class size is limited to 20 people. Final-year students of the Faculty of Sports Studies can attend indoor sports classes that are limited to 20 people. Examinations may be administered in-person to a maximum of 10 people at a time.
- A new tool will help you to figure out what to do if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, need to take the test, etc.
- As of 9 November, most EU nationals must enter the country with a negative test or get tested upon arrival. See details on entering the country for students and employees and current restrictions in the country due to the state of emergency in the Czech Republic.
Online classes will be marked in the course catalogue in IS
Due to the current epidemiological situation, in the autumn 2020 semester most classes at Masaryk University will be held online. There are, however, some exceptions to this general rule; at some faculties in-person classes will be held in a limited capacity. You can find basic information about whether the courses you have registered for will be held online in the course catalogue in the MU Information System. This information will be updated by 3 October 2020.
The Czech government has declared a state of emergency for 30 days
The government of Czech Republic has declared a state of emergency for 30 days, starting on Monday, 5 October. The main reason to do so is to give the government the ability to more easily issue and implement regulations and distribute medical equipment throughout the worsening epidemiological situation in the Czech Republic.
MU employees are now required to report potential exposure in the Prevention app
A new internal application for employees will help identify people who may have been exposed to the coronavirus at work. The aim of this app is to lower the spread of COVID-19 at Masaryk University. All employees will find the Prevention app in INET and the Employee Portal. Based on Decision of the Rector No. 9/2020, all employees are required to use this app to report having been in contact with someone who tested positive for the coronavirus, having tested positive themselves, or having experienced COVID-19 symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, or headache.
Answers to most frequent questions about the autumn semester at MU
This week, we have received a number of questions concerning the autumn semester at Masaryk University. The most frequent ones are answered below. Please bear in mind that the situation may change due to regulations of public authorities. Therefore, please follow muni.cz/en/coronavirus. Follow also the websites of individual faculties concerning the issues that cannot be dealt with by the university management.
On 2 September a traffic-light rating system was introduced at MU. The university currently has a “red 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.
Masaryk University online summer schools impress students and teachers
The summer school organisers were pleasantly surprised by the great interest in these courses and the relative ease with which they were taught online.
Masaryk University to implement coronavirus “traffic-light” alert system
There are four alert levels at the university that correspond with the four risk levels. These alert levels regulate procedures, activities, and measures at the school.
Masaryk University limits in-person teaching to 50 people
New emergency measures are valid from 1 September, students are ordered to report if they have tested positive for COVID-19 or are in self-isolation.
The rector of Masaryk University, Martin Bareš, tested positive for coronavirus
The Rector will be isolated by 12 September.
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