Information published 27th February, 2020.
In order to prevent the emergence and potential spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in Lithuania, Vytautas Magnus University encourages students to be civic-minded and socially responsible, perform all actions specified by the National Public Health Center under the Ministry of Health, and follow the information about the virus and its prevention.
Measures that reduce the risk of contracting the coronavirus:
- Washing hands with water and soap or cleaning hands using an alcohol-based hand rub;
- Covering your nose and mouth with a tissue or bent elbow when coughing or sneezing;
- Avoiding contact with persons who have a cold or are suffering from flu-like symptoms.
Information for students who planned to travel to countries suffering from the coronavirus outbreak (China, South Korea, or Northern Italy (Lombardy, Veneto, Piedmont and Emilia-Romagna))
VMU recommends refraining from travel to these high-risk countries. Those who have already arrived in the aforementioned countries are recommended to follow the official information about the coronavirus and take all preventative measures that are specified by the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Lithuania and international experts.
Information for students who have recently returned from countries suffering from the coronavirus outbreaks
VMU recommends you to stay home and observe your health for the period of 14 days following the last day of the visit in the aforementioned countries. Send an e-mail informing the lecturers and the administration of the faculty in which you are studying and provide a document that confirms your trip.
Information for students who are arriving to reside in the university’s dormitories from countries suffering from the coronavirus outbreaks
VMU will provide the conditions for these students to reside in separate dormitory rooms and monitor their health and well-being for the incubation period of 14 days. If you are arriving or returning to reside in the dormitories from the countries suffering from the coronavirus outbreak, please inform the dormitory manager about destination from where you are arriving and, if needed, provide a document confirming the trip.
In accordance with the recommendations of the National Public Health Center under the Ministry of Health, all persons who have recently visited the countries that are suffering from outbreaks of COVID-19 must provide information to the National Public Health Center of Lithuania and fill in an online form which can be found at http://nvsc.lrv.lt/korona-eng.
Please remember that if you experience flu-like symptoms (fever, cough, difficulty breathing) during the incubation period of 14 days, it is recommended to immediately call the emergency phone number 112.
If you have any questions, you are welcome to contact VMU at firstname.lastname@example.org or +370 37 75 11 75.
Vytautas Magnus University has been cooperating with the National Public Health Center from the very beginning and following the recommendations: all the recommended personal protection measures have been purchased and delivered to the university’s buildings, the cleaning, ventilation, and disinfection of all premises has been intensified. All members of the academic community are recommended to maintain their personal hygiene.
Further information and advice for the public regarding the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is provided on the website of the World Health Organization.