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Coronavirus - Updates at Unipd

01.02.2021

Notification as of February 1, 2021

As of January 29, 2021, the Ministry of Health has classified the Veneto Region as a yellow zone; therefore, only article 1 of the Prime Ministerial Decree (DPCM) of January 14, 2021, applies. Under the most recent Prime Ministerial Decree, the measures relevant for yellow zones indicate that the only change, compared to that of previous regulation, are relative to the opening of museums to the public:

1) After consulting the Regional University Committee and the current epidemiological framework, the organizational plans for remotely held or in person educational and curricular activities are to remain in compliance with the guidelines set by the Ministry of University and Research. Such compliances take into account the training needs and the evolutionary pandemic changes in the Veneto Region as well as the corresponding health security needs which are to remain in compliance under the protocols for the control and management of confirmed and suspected COVID-19 cases.   
Therefore, the organizational plans for educational activities defined by university bodies and the safety measures already adopted by the University remain effective (see annexes 18 and 22 of the DPCM)

2)  Permission to move between regions and municipalities is valid only for those holding documented proof based on educational and work related needs

3) From Monday to Friday, with the exception of public holidays, exhibitions and services open to the public at museums and other cultural institutions are hereby permitted. Each institution must guarantee methods to avoid gathering and ensuring adequate social distancing measures of at least one meter between all persons. Libraries and archives may continue to perform services to the external public by appointment only that comply with the epidemic emergency containment measures

4) Written exams held in person for public calls (le prove scritti dei concorsi) are suspended. However, starting February 15, 2021, selected written exams for positions in public administrations are permitted in cases where the number of candidates do not exceed thirty persons for each exam site location and must adhere to the protocols adopted by the Public Function Department and validated by the Technical-Scientific Committee

5) All conference and congress activities are suspended, exception for those that are held remotely, noting that all meetings must take place remotely unless specified for justifiable reasons

6)   All measure regarding work from home are to remain in place (see circular Rep. n. 20/2020 - Prot. n. 433200 from November 3, 2020)


 

Notification as of January 15, 2021

The provisions set by the most recent Prime Ministerial Degree (DPCM) of January 14, 2021, are hereby valid starting from January 16 to March 5, 2021.

The Veneto Region is classified as an orange zone (see art. 1 and 2 of the DPCM) Therefor, the provisions that directly concern University activities will not undergo significant changes compared to that of the current situation.
Please note the following measures must be followed for all regions classified as ‘orange’ under the most recent DPCM:

1)      After consulting the Regional University Committee and the current epidemiological framework, the organizational plans for remotely held or in person educational and curricular activities are to remain in compliance with the guidelines set by the Ministry of University and Research. Such compliances take into account the training needs and the evolutionary pandemic changes in the Veneto Region as well as the corresponding health security needs which are to remain in compliance under the protocols for the control and management of confirmed and suspected COVID-19 cases.   
Therefore, the organizational plans for educational activities defined by university bodies and the safety measures already adopted by the University remain effective (see annexes 18 and 22 of the DPCM)
2)      Permission to move between regions and municipalities is valid only for those holding documented proof based on educational and work related needs
3)      Exhibitions and services open to the public at museums and other cultural institutes are hereby suspended.  Exceptions include libraries where services are offered by appointment that comply with the epidemic emergency containment measures
4)      Written exams held in person for public calls (le prove scritti dei concorsi) are suspended. However, starting February 15, 2021, selected written exams for positions in public administrations are permitted in cases where the number of candidates do not exceed thirty persons for each exam site location and must adhere to the protocols adopted by the Public Function Department and validated by the Technical-Scientific Committee
5)      All conference and congress activities are suspended, exception for those that are held remotely, noting that all meetings must take place remotely unless specified for justifiable reasons
6)      All measure regarding work from home are to remain in place (see circular Rep. n. 20/2020 - Prot. n. 433200 from November 3, 2020)


 

Notification as of December 4, 2020

The Prime Ministerial Decree (DPCM) of December 3, 2020, includes the updated and enforced security measures for the containment of the SARS-CoV-2 virus starting on December 4, 2020, until January 15, 2021.

University educational activities shall adhere to the following:

“After consulting the Regional University Committee and the forecasted epidemiological trend within the Veneto Region, all universities shall prepare to put into place organization plans for educational and curricular activities with respect to the evolution the pandemic within our region and corresponding health safety needs. As such, all training and curricular activities shall be carried out remotely.  While educational activities related to first-year study courses or courses with a limited number of students may take place in-person.  Other activities, including those not related to first years course studies, permitted to take place in person include laboratories, exams, dissertation sessions, and graduation tests. All in person activities must adhere to the guidelines of the Ministry of University and Research (see annex 18) as well as the University Protocols for the control and containment of SARS-CoV-2 currently in place.”

The Veneto Regional University Committee will meet again in the coming days.

Please note the continued restrictions; “all conference and congress activities are suspended, with the exception of those that are held remotely" and that "all meetings must take place remotely unless specified for justifiable reasons.” Non-University external guests may only use the library and archives services "upon reservation and in compliance with the containment measures of the epidemic emergency."  While University educators and students may conduct research and study activities within libraries, museums, and archives.

Regarding the University of Padua, the University Protocols for the control and containment of SARS-CoV-2 remain valid in accordance with the Prime Minister's Decree.


 

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