Health Notification - Update
Notification, March 18th 2020, 13:00
In view of the current coronavirus situation and in accordance with the proposal of the COVID-19 Coordination Team at the University of Ljubljana based on the opinion of epidemiologists and infectologists, the University of Ljubljana Rector, Igor Papič, has adopted the following resolution.
The validity of all measures cancelling all forms of direct instruction and limiting personal contact in all activities at the University of Ljubljana, and recommending the use of other forms of educational activity and communication, is extended until and including 13 April 2020, in accordance with the resolutions adopted by the College of Deans on 12 March 2020.
This resolution shall be valid until it is revoked, but at least until and including 13 April 2020, and shall apply immediately.
Instructions and Recommendations for Covid-19 Disease at UL MF (March 18, 2020)
Actions at the Dean's Office and CMK
Slovenia has been identified with the first cases of coronavirus SARS-CoV-2.
The new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 causes a disease known as the COVID-19 disease.
The COVID-19 disease is similar to other respiratory infections, such as flu. Symptoms of the disease include feeling unwell, fatigue, muscle aches, a temperature of 38°C or higher, coughing, and breathing difficulties in more severe cases. Data shows that up to 80% of cases are mild and patients recover without complications.
As with other respiratory infections, the following preventive measures are recommended to prevent infection with the SARS-CoV-2 virus:
Due to the current epidemiological situation, the University of Ljubljana has adopted general restrictions and adjustments in the implementation of the study process and activities, such as:
* For the most up-to-date information on areas with local or community outreach and the definition of close contact, see the NIJZ website: the definition of probable and confirmed case is also described here.
Appropriate additional measures will be taken if the epidemiological situation so requires and will be recommended by state institutions (Ministry of Health, National Institute of Public Health or Government of the Republic of Slovenia).
Call center for information on the new coronavirus: 080 1404
What steps should students take if they become ill with symptoms and signs of COVID-19 (acute respiratory infection)?
If a student should become ill with symptoms of acute respiratory infection (temperature of 38°C or higher, cough, breathing difficulties) and has returned in the last 14 days from areas where coronavirus has been confirmed, or has been in contact with a patient from these areas, who has confirmed or ossible coronavirus infection* they should remain at home and not attend any classes, or move into a separate area and follow preventive measures (a minimum distance of 1.5 metres from others, hand hygiene, respiratory and cough hygiene, surface disinfection, room ventilation).
They should consult the health service by phone (their personal doctor or the off-duty medical service) to receive instructions on what to do next.
Students must duly inform their course coordinator about their symptoms and absence, which will be recorded accordingly. The course coordinator will determine the mode of course replacement.
* Last data on areas with the coronavirus infection is available on NIJZ webpage.
We request that students strictly follow the guidelines and any other restrictions issued by UKC Ljubljana and other healthcare institutions during their study activities at these institutions.
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