Anti-epidemic measures at MU: further restrictions not ruled out

Anti-epidemic measures at MU will remain the same for the time being. However, the university is preparing for a possible worsening of the COVID-19 situation.

9 Sep 2021 Vladan Dokoupil

The university traffic-light system defining the level of social distancing measures applied at Masaryk University remains at the WHITE light rating for the time being. This was decided by members of the MU Crisis Committee and Crisis Board at their meeting held on Wednesday 8 September.

Based on the current trend of new COVID-19 cases in the Czech Republic, MU’s transition to the GREEN light rating associated with tighter social distancing measures cannot be ruled out. The Board and the Committee will discuss this at their next meeting scheduled for Friday 17 September.

The health and social distancing measures applied at the GREEN level will likely see some changes before the university moves to it. Measures under consideration include: modifications in the area of teaching, specifically changing the maximum number of persons attending in-person classes and face mask mandates, as well as daily operations such as the number of people allowed at a workplace.

The Emergency Board reminds students of their continuing obligation to inform Masaryk University if they have returned from abroad. This rule applies to everyone, Czech citizens as well as foreign nationals. In some cases, if a student fails to provide the necessary documents after returning from abroad, the University is required not to allow the student to participate in classes. An application in the MU Information System (IS) has been prepared for the purpose of submitting the required documents and reports.

The members of the MU Emergency Committee and Emergency Board also discussed the procedure in situations where a vaccinated employee comes into contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19. In these cases, MU recommends that the vaccinated person wear a respirator in the workplace or classroom. Teachers may switch to distance learning.

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