COVID-19: information and updates

Updates related to the Coronavirus emergency are published on this page. The date of the update is reported on each topic

COVID-19 EMERGENCY | PHASE 2

University Policy Plan | Updated May 11

As regards the second stage of the emergency measures (from May to August 2020), please find below the directives already set forth in D.R. 107 of 19 March 2020.

TEACHING ACTIVITIES

All teaching activities for the 2019/2020 academic year will be entirely conducted remotely using TEAMS and OLAT, following the procedures posted on the University website.

The Disability and DSA Service (ADOSS) will provide tailored online access for students with disabilities.

EXAMS

All scheduled exams will be delivered through telecommunication. All professors will provide all the details on their web pages in accordance with the guidelines presented by the University Senate on 28 of April 2020. All information and the guidelines are available on the University website.

GRADUATION EXAMS

All scheduled graduation sessions are confirmed and will be conducted remotely.

The University has already arranged an additional graduation session for the 2018/2019 academic year, which is to take place by June 15, 2020 in accordance with article 101, paragraph 1 of DL 17 March 2020 no. 18. As per the other sessions, it will be carried out online.

FACULTY OFFICE HOURS, INFOPOINT AND FRONT-OFFICE SERVICES

Students are allowed to attend faculty office hours in person, online and by telephone. If the office hours are held in person, they must take place during the opening hours set by each University department. All office hours are by appointment only and must comply with all safety measures to ensure social distancing.

All front-office facilities are closed to the public (administrative offices, orientation, Info Point, departments). All services will be provided exclusively through telephone calls or e-mail.

ORIENTATION

Orientation will be provided online, including individual interviews with the staff, orientation workshops and Online Open Day.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AND STUDENT MOBILITY

The Office of International Affairs will oversee the management of international students, along with outgoing and incoming mobility.

“150 HOURS” PART-TIME JOBS AND SENIOR TUTORS

All the part-time jobs (so-called “150 hours”) and tutoring activities (University Senior Tutor) can be held online or in person upon agreement with the host departments and in compliance with all safety and social distancing measures. (Updated June 9)

WORKSHOPS AND INTERSHIPS

  • All the internships that have already started at the University must continue remotely. (Updated June 9)
  • Internships that are taking place outside of University departments, including those abroad, can continue, except in the cases where the host department suspends them or the intern requests a suspension. If the internship is not suspended, the intern must comply with all precautionary measures promulgated by the competent authorities and by the host department in order to limit the spread of Covid-19. In addition, all the internships that are currently being carried out through telecommunications can be completed in person, in compliance with all relevant safety measures. (Updated June 9)
  • New internships can start exclusively online (smart working, webinar and so on), following the same administrative procedures for in-person internships. In addition, new in-person internships conducted outside of University departments can be authorized as long as the workspaces and the overall organization minimize the risks of close contact and aggregation in compliance with all relevant safety and precautionary measures.

For further information, all students are invited to check the web pages of their university department. 

Internships for graduated students that have already started can continue, except in the cases where the host department suspends them, or the intern requests a suspension. If the internship is not suspended, the intern must comply with all precautionary measures promulgated by the competent authorities and by the host department in order to limit the spread of Covid-19.

New internships will be allowed to start as of June 1, 2020.

TUITION FEES FOR THE 2019/2020 ACADEMIC YEAR

The deadline for the third installment has been postponed from March 31 to May 12, 2020.

The deadline for the fourth installment has been postponed from May 31, to June 15, 2020.

E-learning second installment: students are exempted from the payment of this installment for additional e-learning services (scheduled for March 31). If any students have already made the payment, they will be reimbursed.

 The registration renewal deadline for graduate students has been postponed to May 30, 2020.

ACADEMIC PROGRAM 2020/2021

The University is examining all the possible solutions regarding how teaching activities will be delivered during the third stage of the emergency (from September to January 2020). The objective is to guarantee the resumption of traditional teaching methods (in person), or, in the alternative, to provide for blended approaches (part of the activities will be delivered in person and the other part through online resources). All the technical and environmental analyses are being conducted by experts in order to establish terms and methods that comply with governmental regulations regarding social distancing and safety measures.

LIBRARIES

Library Loans

Beginning May 12, the library loan service will resume in all libraries on Tuesdays and on Thursdays, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The volumes must be booked online and appointment an appointment made (through the online catalogue, e-mail, telephone or Skype).

All volumes will be made available in special pick-up and drop-off places that comply with safety measures.

The library loan service is available to the entire academic community.

INFORMATION ABOUT ACCESS TO THE SERVICE

Reading Room

  • Beginning May 12, the reading room on the ground floor at the Didactic Library (CASB) will be open, while as of May 19, the Dell’Olio reading room at the Law Library will be open to all the students. Beginning June 9, 2020, the opening hours will be extended to include Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. with a break from 11:00 to 11:30 a.m. in order to sanitize and clean all the facilities. Beginning June 9, access to and use of the library is open to the general public.
  • All the other reading rooms at the Department of Humanities and at the Department of Educational Science, Cultural Heritage and Tourism will open gradually on the same conditions as above.

 

OFFICES AND HEADQUARTERS

All University offices are closed to the public, and the administrative and technical staff will continue to work behind closed doors.

Smart Working

  • Smart working has been adopted as the normal means for personnel to perform their jobs.
  • All personnel will have to agree with their superior (via e-mail or telephone calls) on the most suitable organizational measures to make in order to guarantee normal job performance and to ensure availability during working hours.
  • Department directors need to report, both individually and collectively, to the general management on a regular basis, regarding job performance and the delivery of services carried out through smart working.

UNIVERSITY HOUSING (FARO HOUSING)

Opening and Services

  • Access to the accommodation must be authorized by the Office on Housing and foresees that all residents wear a mask and comply with social distancing safety measures of at least 1 meter.
  • All accommodations are currently open, and services are provided to all the residents.
  • Reception and administrative services are regularly provided through smart working, and, if required, they can be provided in person.
  • Maintenance and assistance services are available only for emergencies or scheduled operations.
  • All the sanitizing and cleaning services are provided in accordance with the Covid-19business protocol.

RETURN OF RESIDENTS TO THEIR ACCOMODATION

 

  • TEMPORARY RETURN WITH OR WITHOUT TERMINATION OF THE CONTRACT: retrieval of personal belongings must be arranged with the management of the Coop, by sending an e-mail to residenze@ilfarosociale.it with the reason, day and time of visit.
  • LONG-TERM RETURN TO THE ACCOMODATION: Only people that can certify their state of health, have not had any contact with infected people and do not show any symptoms of COVID-19 can return. Access must be previously arranged with the management of the Coop, by sending an e-mail to residenze@ilfarosociale.it, with the reason, day and time of visit.
  • The FARO HOUSING facility has provided hand sanitizer dispensers for every accommodation and all the proper information regarding the norms of social distancing and hand sanitization using soap or hydro-alcoholic solution.

General Management and the Office on Housing are available for any further clarification. The business protocol for the prevention of the spread of COVID19 and all following updates will be published on the website www.ilfarohousing.it.

COVID-19 EMERGENCY | PHASE 1

Update March 20th

Teaching, Exams, Graduations, Tuition Fees and Internships: New Directives

didatticaOnLine.png E-LEARNING

All in-class lessons are suspended from March 5 until APRIL 3rd, 2020.

Starting Monday, March 9, 2020 in-class lessons will resume exclusively through alternative means of electronic communication, following the procedures posted on the University website.

For the students who require accommodation, tailored assistance will be offered by Adoss- the Accessibility and Disability Resources office.

esami.png EXAMS

All scheduled exams will be delivered exclusively through telecommunication in accordance with the procedures published on the University website.

PLEASE NOTE
Students no longer have to record exam grades on their university booklet.

SeduteDiLaurea.pngGRADUATION SESSIONS

The schedule of graduation sessions remains unchanged. Graduations will be conducted through the use of telecommunications.

>> GRADUATION EXAM STUDENT GUIDE

The University will set an additional graduation session for the 2018/2019 academic year by the date of June 15, 2020, as provided for in article 101 paragraph 1 of DL 17 March 2020 no. 18.

PLEASE NOTE
Graduates already enrolled in the graduation session of March-April who want to postpone the achievement of the qualification must - without additional charges - send an email to the Student Secretariat of the Department (for the addresses: see below) and to their supervisor askingthe postponement, respecting these deadlines:
- by Monday 23 March at 2.00 pm ONLY for undergraduates of the degree courses of the Department of Law (giurisprudenza.segreteria.studenti@unimc.it)
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by Thursday 26 March for undergraduates of all other courses of study: Department of Economics and Law ded.segreteria.studenti@unimc.it |Department of Education, Cultural Heritage and Tourism sfbct.segreteriastudenti@unimc.it |Department of Political Sciences, Communication and International Relations segreteria.studenti.spocri@unimc.it |Department of Humanities, Languages, Mediation, History, Letters and Philosophy studiumanistici.segreteriastudenti@unimc.it

DO NOT MAIL IN THE HARDCOPY THESIS. PLEASE UPLOAD THE PDF/A FILE USING YOUR PERSONAL UNIVERSITY PAGE (Online student services)

Your thesis can be sent online. Discover how
Scanned signatures have now replaced the original signatures required for the forms that need to be submitted for the graduation examination, including the title pages of the thesis.

tasse.pngTUITION FEES

The deadline for the third annual installment of tuition fees has been moved from March 31, 2020 to May 6, 2020.

All students are exempted from the payment of the second installment for additional e-learning services scheduled for March 31, 2020. Those students that have already made the payment will be reimbursed following the procedure that will be published on the University website.

Ricevimento.pngPROFESSOR'S RECEPTION HOURS AND FRONT-OFFICE SERVICES

Normal professor's reception hoursrequiring the physical presence of students are suspended and will be replaced through meetings held via e-mail and telephone calls.

All front offices (registrars, orientation, info points, departments, etc.) are closed to the public and can be contacted exclusively by phone or e-mail.

StudentiInternazionali.png INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AND STUDENT MOBILITY

The management of international students and students on outgoing and incoming mobility has been transferred to the Office of International Affairs.

aule.png STUDY AREAS AND LIBRARIES

All study areas and libraries are closed to the public. Library services that can be delivered through telecommunications will still be available.

tirocinio.png LABS AND INTERNSHIPS

All laboratory activities that require physical presence to be held at or outside of university facilities are suspended. However, all activities conducted through telecommunication are allowed.

All student internships already underway that take place at the University and require physical presence are suspended . They will resume using telecommunications, subject to an agreement between the home and host departments.

All internships currently underway outside of university facilities, even abroad, can continue except in the case where the internships are suspended by the host institute or suspension is requested by the intern. In the case where the internship is not suspended, the intern must adhere to all of the precautionary measures provided for by the competent authorities and the host institution to contain infection by Covid-19.

The start of all student internships, even abroad, are suspended until the date of April 3. However, the commencement of new internships through the use of telecommunications (smart working, webinar, etc.) is allowed, following the same administrative procedure required for internships with physical presence.

Internships for graduates that are already underway can continue, except in the case where the internships are suspended by the host institute or suspension is requested by the intern. In the case where the internship is not suspended, the intern must adhere to all of the precautionary measures provided for by the competent authorities and the host institution to contain infection by Covid-19.

The start of new internships is postponed until June 1, 2020.

AttivitaTempoParziale.pngPART-TIME STUDENT JOBS - "150 HOURS"

Part-time student jobs (so-called “150 hours”) are suspended until normal university activities resume.

concorsi.pngPUBLIC COMPETITIONS (CONCORSI)

All public competitions are suspended, excluding those cases where the evaluation of the candidates is based exclusively on curricula vitae or conducted through telecommunication.

Update February 5th

What's to know about CORONAVIRUS 2019-nCoV

It is a new coronavirus strain which causes a respiratory disease. The outbreak of coronavirus was identified in Wuhan, in the Chinese province of Hubei. Chinese health authorities reported thousands of cases across the country.
Coronaviruses can infect a number of pets and wild animals.  Coronaviruses can be transmitted from animals to humans and then from humans to humans. This had happened, for example, with the viruses causing MERS and SARS.
Data about the coronavirus genomic characterization show that 2019-nCoV is a betacoronavirus and, like MERS and SARs, it may have its origin in bats. For more information, visit the CDC web site https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/index.html.

Please follow the virus outbreak through the official channel of the Ministry of Health http://www.salute.gov.it/portale/nuovocoronavirus/homeNuovoCoronavirus.jsp
This webpage provides useful information about the contagion and aims at protecting our community's health. 

FAQs about Coronavirus 2019-nCoV outbreak

How does the coronavirus spread?

Human to human contagion mainly happens via respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes, like how influenza and other respiratory pathogens spread.  Similarly, to SARS and MERS, the human to human spread has been confirmed through close contact.

Symptoms

2019-nCoV infections may result in symptoms ranging from mild (80% of cases), to severe (20% of cases) with possible death in a very small proportion of cases (2%). Symptoms may appear from to 2 to 14 days after exposure and include:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

Prevention

The World Health Organization recommends the following hygiene practices and preventive actions (fonte CDC https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/index.html):

  • Frequently clean your hands by using alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water;
  • When coughing and sneezing cover your mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue – throw the tissue away immediately and wash your hands;
  • Avoid close contact with anyone who has fever and cough;
  • If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing seek medical care early and share previous travel history with your health care provider.

Is it safe for staff members and students to travel to China?

Italian Government has decided to temporarily avoid traveling to China until further notice.

The reason for this alert resides not only in the 2019-nCoV infection risk, but also in the unpredictable nature of the outbreak. Indeed, there is a connected risk of social disorders in the outbreak-affected areas which could make the return journey impossible.

Recommendation for students and staff members coming back from China

If you are experiencing some of the symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath) you should:

  • immediately see a doctor or call the toll-free telephone 1500 of the Italian Ministry of Health.
  • Avoid close contacts with other people and do not go to crowded places;
  • Students are recommended not to attend classes or other activities if they are experiencing some symptoms.

If you are not experiencing any of the symptoms:

  • Monitor your body temperature every day
  • In case of an increased body temperature should immediately see a doctor or call the toll-free telephone 1500 of the Italian Ministry of Health.

Students with no symptoms may participate to activities and classes with no limitations and without the need to wear a mask.

Recommendation for visiting scholars, researchers and staff members from China

Chinese visitors should monitor their health status carefully by taking their temperature and watching for other possible symptoms during the first 14 days after leaving from China and should see a doctor in case of illness.

Ultimo aggiornamento  2020/06/17 11:07:37 GMT+2