GUIDELINES FOR THE OPERATION AND INTERNAL REGIME OF THE SZU FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2020/2021 DURING THE PANDEMIC OF THE NOVEL CORONA VIRUS - GREEN PHASE



I. Measures to reduce the risk of SARSCoV2 infection in SZU

  1. Upon entering SZU facilities, everyone is obliged to disinfect their hands and cover their mouths and nose with a clean, dry drape (Appendix 1)
  2. A person with symptoms of a respiratory tract infection that may correspond to symptoms of COVID-19, such as fever above 37.5 ° C, cough, difficulty breathing, muscle aches, headache, fatigue, malaise, olfactory loss, and taste does not enter the premises of SZU.
  3. If a student or university staff member develops symptoms of COVID-19 during participation in educational activities or during the working day, they immediately leave the school using a veil to the outdoors and contact their attending physician, or order testing directly through https://www.old.korona.gov.sk/covid-19-patient-form.php. Until the result of the laboratory examination, the must remain in home isolation.
  4. Students and staff immediately inform the faculty by email or telephone through the relevant study assistant (students), the dean's office of the faculty, or the rectorate (staff) about the suspicion of COVID-19 and confirmation of COVID-19. The Faculty or the Rector's Office informs the SZU Crisis Team about each such case by e-mail (covid@szu.sk)
  5. In the first entrance to teaching at the beginning of the semester, all students, including doctoral students, fill out a questionnaire about their health and traveling abroad for the last 14 days and the Instruction on Behaviour during the semester (Appendix 2) and confirm the veracity of the data by signing.
  6. If a student is to enrol online, these students will send it in an envelope by post to the study department of their faculty. The relevant study officer is responsible for collecting data, contacting staff, students and archiving them for at least one month.
  7. In the first entrance to teaching at the beginning of the semester, faculty staff (including contract staff) fill in a questionnaire about their health condition and travel abroad for the last 14 days (Appendix No. 3) and confirm the veracity of the data by signing. Employees submit a questionnaire to the dean's office of their faculty.
  8. Students and employees do not participate in mass events in indoor or outdoor areas beyond the scope specified by the currently valid Guidelines of the Chief Hygienist of the Slovak Republic.
  9. Students limit mutual encounters with students of other years, faculties and other schools.
  10. The room where a group of students and staff are staying is frequently and well ventilated (every hour 5 minutes).
  11. Gloves are not used in normal activities, they are needed, for example, in the preparation of food, waste disposal, disinfection of the environment.
  12.  After using the toilet, students and staff wash their hands with disinfectant soap and dry them with disposable paper towels. Textile towels and air hand dryers are not used.

II. Responsibilities of the SZU management

  1. The SZU informs about the above-mentioned obligations at the entrance door of all buildings in which the pedagogical process takes place as well as on the website.
  2. The content and method of the pedagogical process is chosen so that they are in accordance with the current Measure of the Public Health Office of the Slovak Republic in the event of a threat to public health available at www.uvzsr.sk.
  3. Ensure, in cooperation with the Quaestorate, thorough cleaning of common areas, sufficient disinfectants for personal hygiene and disinfection, as well as personal protective equipment for faculty staff (shields, drapes) who come into contact with students, an adequate number of disinfection racks and paper towel dispensers. toilets, including paper towels.
  4.  Toilets are cleaned and disinfected at least once a day and as needed.
  5.  Thorough cleaning of all rooms where students and university staff are located will be performed at least once a day.
  6.  Disinfection of contact surfaces, other surfaces or objects used by a large number of people is carried out at least twice a day and as required (e.g door handles, elevator buttons, etc.).
  7.  A written record is kept of the disinfection performed

III. Duties of faculties

  1. Ensure enrolment of students online, observe anti-epidemic measures for face-to-face enrolment - wearing masks, hand disinfection and 2m intervals.
  2. To remind home students of the obligation to prove their medical fitness by a negative PCR test for COVID-19 (not older than 96 hours), which they will present to the teacher on the first day of teaching.
  3. To warn foreign students, well in advance of the start of education, of the obligation after coming from the so-called "Red" countries (info at www.uvzsr.sk) log on to https://korona.gov.sk/ehranica/, stay in home isolation, until the result of the PCR test for COVID-19 and the obligation to prove their health fitness by negative PCR test for COVID-19 (not older than 96 hours), which will be presented to the teacher on the first day of teaching.
  4. Keep accurate attendance lists for each lesson in case of an epidemiological inquiry.
  5. Keep lists of students (name, surname, year, circle number, e-mail address and telephone contact) and current schedules, provided that they are available to 3 people - study clerks, the secretary of the faculty and the dean's office, i.e always available.

 

IV. Duties of students

  1. Observe the measures listed in point I.
  2.  In internships, in clinical practice, etc. follow the anti-epidemic regulations of the medical facility (minimum wearing of a veil and disinfection of hands) and the instructions of the faculty.
  3. The student cannot participate in the internship, clinical practice, etc. if they have a temperature higher than 37.5 ° C and / or signs of respiratory disease. He / she shall immediately inform the relevant study office by e-mail about non-participation in the teaching.

 

V. Organisation of the pedagogical process

The pedagogical process takes place in the standard mode, but:

  1. All educational activities, the nature of which allows it, can also be completed remotely or using a combined method.
  2. University teachers wear a mask or a shield when teaching and in personal contact with students. They keep a distance of at least two meters from the students.
  3. It is forbidden to transfer students between individual groups / groups, unannounced changes in the timetable and classrooms.

 

VI. Duties of catering operations and other services

  1. Catering and other operations are governed by the current measures of the Public Health Authority of  SR.


Questions in case of ambiguity can be addressed to covid@szu.sk