IAAC Update: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

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IAAC RELEASE IN RELATION TO CORONAVIRUS-COVID-19 (MARCH 27, 2020) 

EXTENSION OF THE STATE OF EMERGENCY, CONTINUITY OF ON-LINE CLASSES AND CLOSING OF ALL IAAC FACILITIES UNTIL AT LEAST APRIL 11, 2020

As a continuation of the previous release of last March 16, the IAAC maintains daily monitoring and compliance with the instructions of the health and education authorities.

The Institute’s priority is the health, safety, and protection of its community of students, employees, researchers, and affiliates, on and off campus. To avoid the risk related to Covid-19, contingency measures are taken in accordance with the guidelines of the Spanish and International health and education institutions.

In order to fight the coronavirus COVID-19, the Government of Spain has approved an EXTENSION of 15 additional days of the STATE of EMERGENCY, from March 27  to April 11 (both included).

The State of Emergency allows a centralized management of this sanitary crisis, with the launch of a series of measures that all people living in Spain must obey. 

The measures which will most affect the IAAC Community are:

1- General restriction of the freedom of all citizens’ movements. This is declared, with the exception of some movements.

Movement is exceptionally allowed for the following reasons:
a) Acquisition of food, pharmaceuticals and basic necessities.
b) Assistance to health centers, services and establishments.
c) Travel to workplaces to carry out work, professional or business provision.
d) Return to the place of habitual residence.
e) Assistance and care for the elderly, minors, dependents, people with disabilities or especially vulnerable people.
f)  Financial and insurance entities.
g) Due to a major cause or situation of need.

2- Closure of commercial activity venues, cultural facilities, recreational establishments and activities, hotel and restaurant activities and others, except for the following:


Exceptions: Stores oriented to the sale of food, beverages, products and basic necessities, pharmacies, doctors, opticians, hygienic products, hairdressers, press and stationery, gas stations, tobacconists, technological and telecommunications equipment, pet food, may remain open. Internet, telephone or correspondence commerce and laundries. Catering services may also be provided with home delivery.

3- Urban transport will continue to operate with the limitations established at all times by the competent authority in order to avoid crowds and maintain safety distances between travelers.

4- The supply of food products and the supply of electrical energy, natural gas and oil derivatives will be guaranteed at all times.

 

On the other hand, reiterate what was mentioned in the previous statement regarding measures adopted to guarantee the health, safety and protection of our community of students, employees, researchers and affiliates, on and off campus:

  •  All students enrolled in our academic programs are conducting online training from Friday, March 13 to at least April 11, adapting our academic formats for this purpose.
  • The IAAC Directorate wants to highlight that all students will be able to count on the support of the academic coordination, and all the IAAC staff and management, at all times, to attend to any possible needs that may arise. IAAC’s commitment is to be by its students at all times.
  • The closure of IAAC’s Barcelona facilities has been agreed until further notice. Employees must continue attending to their professional tasks through telework. We remind you that IAAC only closed its facilities, not its activity and in no case is work to be suspended. We will continue with our teaching, research and development activities on-line with our students and collaborators. You will be able to contact the IAAC Team at any time, writing to [email protected]  
  • A Support Unit has been created for any health issue related to this Coronavirus. For any questions / concerns regarding this topic, you can contact [email protected]
  • A kind reminder of the strong recommendation to avoid personal travel both internationally and domestically. Any worker who returns or arrives at the IAAC campus, from a place considered a high risk area, should notify the IAAC Directorate in order to take the necessary precautions to limit the spread of this coronavirus. Precautions include a 14-day quarantine period before returning to IAAC campuses. High-risk areas according to Spanish guidelines:

Spain: the Autonomous Communities of Madrid and La Rioja; the municipalities of Labastida-Bastida and Vitoria-Gasteiz (Basque Country) and Miranda de Ebro (Castilla y León), Italy (the whole country), France: departments of Haut-Rhin (Grand Est) and l’Oise (Hauts-de -France), Germany: Heinsberg department (North Rhine-Westphalia), China (all provinces, including Hong Kong and Macao), South Korea, Japan (Hokkaidō Island), Singapore and Iran.

  • IAAC cancels and prohibits all trips that for professional reasons must be made by its employees, students or collaborators to any international and domestic destination until at least April 11, the date on which the travel-related communication will be updated again.
  • Anyone who suspects that they are affected by the Coronavirus should contact 061 (Catsalut) first and follow the instructions given. Immediately afterwards, either due to being infected or being affected by confinement and / or quarantine measures, you must immediately notify the IAAC Directorate.

 

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IAAC RELEASE IN RELATION TO CORONAVIRUS-COVID-19 (MARCH 16, 2020) 

DECLARATION OF STATE OF EMERGENCY, CONTINUITY OF ON-LINE CLASSES FROM MONDAY, MARCH 16, 2020 AND CLOSING OF ALL IAAC FACILITIES FROM TUESDAY, MARCH 17

As a continuation of the previous release of last March 12, the IAAC maintains daily monitoring and compliance with the instructions of the health and education authorities.

The Institute’s priority is the health, safety, and protection of its community of students, employees, researchers, and affiliates, on and off campus. To avoid the risk related to Covid-19, contingency measures are taken in accordance with the guidelines of the Spanish and International health and education institutions.

In order to fight the coronavirus COVID-19, the Government of Spain has ordered a STATE of EMERGENCY, from Monday 16th of March for at least for 15 days.

The State of Emergency allows a centralized management of this sanitary crisis, with the launch of a series of measures that all people living in Spain must obey. 

The measures which will most affect the IAAC Community are:

1- General restriction of the freedom of all citizens’ movements. This is declared, with the exception of some movements.

Movement is exceptionally allowed for the following reasons:
a) Acquisition of food, pharmaceuticals and basic necessities.
b) Assistance to health centers, services and establishments.
c) Travel to workplaces to carry out work, professional or business provision.
d) Return to the place of habitual residence.
e) Assistance and care for the elderly, minors, dependents, people with disabilities or especially vulnerable people.
f)  Financial and insurance entities.
g) Due to a major cause or situation of need.

2- Closure of commercial activity venues, cultural facilities, recreational establishments and activities, hotel and restaurant activities and others, except for the following:
Exceptions: Stores oriented to the sale of food, beverages, products and basic necessities, pharmacies, doctors, opticians, hygienic products, hairdressers, press and stationery, gas stations, tobacconists, technological and telecommunications equipment, pet food, may remain open. Internet, telephone or correspondence commerce and laundries. Catering services may also be provided with home delivery.

3- Urban transport will continue to operate with the limitations established at all times by the competent authority in order to avoid crowds and maintain safety distances between travelers.

4- The supply of food products and the supply of electrical energy, natural gas and oil derivatives will be guaranteed at all times.

On the other hand, reiterate what was mentioned in the previous statement regarding measures adopted to guarantee the health, safety and protection of our community of students, employees, researchers and affiliates, on and off campus:

  •  All students enrolled in our academic programs are conducting online training from Friday, March 13 to at least March 30, adapting our academic formats for this purpose.
  • The IAAC Directorate wants to highlight that all students will be able to count on the support of the academic coordination, and all the IAAC staff and management, at all times, to attend to any possible needs that may arise. IAAC’s commitment is to be by its students at all times.
  • The closure of IAAC’s Barcelona facilities has been agreed until further notice. Employees must continue attending to their professional tasks through telework. We remind you that IAAC only closed its facilities, not its activity and in no case is work to be suspended. We will continue with our teaching, research and development activities on-line with our students and collaborators. You will be able to contact the IAAC Team at any time, writing to [email protected]  
  • A Support Unit has been created for any health issue related to this Coronavirus. For any questions / concerns regarding this topic, you can contact [email protected]
  • A kind reminder of the strong recommendation to avoid personal travel both internationally and domestically. Any worker who returns or arrives at the IAAC campus, from a place considered a high risk area, should notify the IAAC Directorate in order to take the necessary precautions to limit the spread of this coronavirus. Precautions include a 14-day quarantine period before returning to IAAC campuses. High-risk areas according to Spanish guidelines:

Spain: the Autonomous Communities of Madrid and La Rioja; the municipalities of Labastida-Bastida and Vitoria-Gasteiz (Basque Country) and Miranda de Ebro (Castilla y León), Italy (the whole country), France: departments of Haut-Rhin (Grand Est) and l’Oise (Hauts-de -France), Germany: Heinsberg department (North Rhine-Westphalia), China (all provinces, including Hong Kong and Macao), South Korea, Japan (Hokkaidō Island), Singapore and Iran.

  • IAAC cancels and prohibits all trips that for professional reasons must be made by its employees, students or collaborators to any international and domestic destination until at least March 30, the date on which the travel-related communication will be updated again.
  • Anyone who suspects that they are affected by the Coronavirus should contact 061 (Catsalut) first and follow the instructions given. Immediately afterwards, either due to being infected or being affected by confinement and / or quarantine measures, you must immediately notify the IAAC Directorate.

 

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IAAC RELEASE IN RELATION TO CORONAVIRUS-COVID-19 (MARCH 12, 2020)

As a continuation of the previous statement dated March 10, the IAAC maintains daily monitoring and compliance with the instructions of the health and education authorities.

To avoid the risk related to Covid-19, contingency measures are taken in accordance with the guidelines of Spanish and international health and education institutions.

In order to ensure the health, safety, and protection of our community of students, employees, researchers, and affiliates, on and off campus, we will take the following measures:

· All students enrolled in our academic programs will carry out online training from Friday, March 13 to at least March 30th. We have adapted our academic formats for this purpose.

· Workers will be given the option, if their job and tasks allow it, to work online, starting on March 13 and until at least March 30. We recall that at this time IAAC is not closed and in no case work has been suspended.

· IAAC will create a Support Unit for any health issues related to Coronavirus. For any questions / concerns regarding this topic, you can contact [email protected]

· Please remember the strong recommendation to avoid personal trips, both in the international and domestic sphere.
Any person returning to, or arriving at, the IAAC campus, including students, teachers and guests, from a place considered a high-risk area, must notify the IAAC Directorate in order to take the necessary precautions to limit the spread of the Coronavirus.
Precautions include a quarantine period of 14 days before returning to any IAAC campuses. The high-risk areas according to the Spanish guidelines are China, South Korea, Iran, Japan, Singapore and Italy (the new risk areas will be duly communicated).

· IAAC will cancel and prohibits all trips for professional reasons that must be made by its employees, students or collaborators to any international destination until March 30. On this date IAAC will update the travel related notice.

· Any person who shows any Coronavirus symptoms and suspects infection should first contact 061 (Catsalut) and follow the instructions given. Then, either because they are infected or because they are affected by confinement measures and / or quarantine, they must immediately notify IAAC.

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COMUNICADO DEL IAAC EN RELACIÓN AL CORONAVIRUS-COVID-19

(12 MARZO 2020)

Como continuación al anterior comunicado del pasado 10 de Marzo, el IAAC mantiene el seguimiento diario y cumplimiento de las instrucciones de las autoridades sanitarias.

La prioridad del Instituto es la salud, la seguridad y la protección de su comunidad de estudiantes, empleados, investigadores y afiliados, dentro y fuera de los campus. Para evitar el riesgo relacionado con Covid-19, se toman medidas de contingencia de acuerdo con las directrices de las instituciones de salud y educación españolas e internacionales.

Con el fin de garantizar la salud, la seguridad y la protección de nuestra comunidad de estudiantes, empleados, investigadores y afiliados, dentro y fuera de los campus, se han decidido adoptar las siguientes medidas:

· Todos los estudiantes matriculados en nuestros programas académicos realicen, desde el próximo lunes 16 de marzo hasta, al menos, el 30 de marzo, la formación on-line, adaptando nuestros formatos académicos a tales efectos.

· Se facilitará a los trabajadores la opción, siempre que su puesto de trabajo lo permita, de realizar teletrabajo, a partir del 17 de marzo y hasta, al menos, el 30 de marzo. Para ello, el próximo lunes 16 de marzo, los trabajadores que deseen acogerse a esta opción tendrán que consensuar con su Responsable la organización del trabajo. Recordamos que en estos momentos el IAAC no está cerrado y en ningún caso el trabajo queda suspendido.

· Se creará una Unidad de Apoyo para cualquier tema de salud relacionado con este Coronavirus. Para cualquier duda/preocupación ante este tema podéis contactar con [email protected]

· Recordatorio de la fuerte recomendación de evitar viajes personales tanto en el ámbito internacional como doméstico. Cualquier trabajador que regrese o llegue al campus de IAAC, desde un lugar considerado zona de alto riesgo, debe comunicarlo a la Dirección del IAAC para poder tomar las precauciones necesarias a fin de limitar la propagación de este Coronavirus.
Las precauciones incluyen un período de cuarentena de 14 días antes de volver a los campus del IAAC. Las áreas de alto riesgo según las directrices españolas son China, Corea del Sur, Irán, Japón, Singapur e Italia (las nuevas áreas de riesgo se comunicarán debidamente).

· El IAAC cancela y prohibe todos los viajes que por motivos profesionales deban realizar sus empleados, estudiantes o colaboradores hacia cualquier destino internacional y doméstico hasta al menos el próximo 30 de Marzo, fecha en la que el comunicado relacionado a los viajes volverá a actualizarse.

· Cualquier persona que tenga sospecha de estar afectada por el Coronavirus debe contactar en primer lugar con el 061 (Catsalut) y seguir las indicaciones que le den. Acto seguido, ya sea por estar contagiado o por estar afectado por medidas de confinamiento y/o cuarentena, deberá comunicarlo de inmediato a la Dirección del IAAC.

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COMUNICAT DE L’IAAC EN RELACIÓ AL CORONAVIRUS-COVID-19

(12 MARZO 2020)

Com a continuació del darrer comunicat del passat 10 de març, l’IAAC manté el seguiment diari i compliment de les instruccions de les autoritats sanitàries.

La prioritat de l’Institut és la salut, seguretat i protecció de la nostra comunitat d’estudiants, treballadors i afiliats dins i fora dels campus. Per tal d’evitar el risc relacionat amb el Covid-19, es prendran mesures de contingència d’acord amb les directrius de les institucions de salut i educació espanyoles i internacionals.

Amb la finalitat de garantir al màxim la seguretat i protecció de la nostra comunitat d’estudiants, treballadors, investigadors i afiliats, dins i fora dels campus, hem decidit adoptar les següents mesures:

· Tots els estudiants matriculats en els nostres programes acadèmics realitzaran, des de el proper dilluns 16 de març i, com a mínim, fins el proper 30 de març, la formació on-line, adaptant els nostres formats acadèmics.

· Es facilitarà als treballadors la opció, sempre que el seu lloc de treball ho permeti, realitzar teletreball, a partir del proper 17 de març i fins, al menys, el 30 de març. El proper dilluns 16 de març, esl treballadors que desitgin acollir-se a la opció de teletreball hauran de consensuar amb el seu Responsable la organització de les seves tasques. Recordem que en aquests moments l’IAAC no està tancat i en cap cas el treball queda suspès.

· Es crearà una Unitat de Suport per qualsevol tema de salut relacionat amb aquest Coronavirus. Davant qualsevol dubte/preocupació sobre aquest tema, podeu contactar amb [email protected]

· Recordatori de la forta recomanació d’evitar viatges personals tant en l’àmbit internacional com domèstic. Tot treballador que torni o arribi al campus de l’IAAC d’alguna zona considerada d’alt risc ha de comunicar-lo a la Direcció de l’IAAC per tal de poder prendre les precaucions necessàries per limitar la propagació d’aquest Coronavirus. Aquestes precaucions inclouen un període de quarantena de 14 dies abans de tornar als campus de l’IAAC. Les àrees d’alt risc segons les directrius espanyoles són Xina, Corea del Sud, Iran, Japó, Singapur i Itàlia (és noves àrees de risc es comunicaran degudament).

· L’IAAC cancel.la i prohibiex tots els viatges que per motius professionals hagin de fer els seus treballadors a qualsevol destinació internacional i domèstica fins, al menys, el proper 30 de Març, data en que el comunicat relacionat amb els viatges tornarà a actualitzar-se.

· Tot aquell que tingui sospita d’haver estat afectat pel Coronavirus ha de contactar en primer lloc amb el 061 (Catsalut) i seguir les indicacions que rebi. De manera immediata, ja sigui per estar contagiat o afectat per mesures de confinament/quarantena, haurà d’informar a la Direcció de l’IAAC.

 

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IAAC RELEASE IN RELATION TO CORONAVIRUS-COVID-19 (MARCH 10, 2020)

As a continuation of the previous statement dated March 4, the IAAC maintains daily monitoring and compliance with the instructions of the health authorities.

The priority of the Institute is the health, safety and protection of its community of students, employees, researchers and affiliates, on and off campus.

To avoid the risk related to Covid-19, contingency measures are taken in accordance with the guidelines of Spanish and international health and education institutions.

We will continue to update our community regularly.

At this time it is important to highlight the strong recommendation to the employees and students of IAAC not to make personal trips, both in the international and domestic sphere.

Any person returning to, or arriving at, the IAAC campus, including students, teachers and guests, from a place considered a high-risk area, must notify the IAAC Directorate in order to take the necessary precautions to limit the spread of this Coronavirus. .

Precautions include a quarantine period of 14 days before returning to the IAAC campuses. The high-risk areas according to the Spanish guidelines are China, South Korea, Iran, Japan, Singapore and Italy (the new risk areas will be duly communicated).

IAAC will cancel and prohibits all trips for professional reasons that must be made by its employees, students or collaborators to any domestic and international destination until March 30. OIn this date IAAC will update the travel related notice.

For the safety of the students and employees of IAAC, all master program research trips that were planned are now canceled.

Any person who shows Coronavirus symptoms and suspects infection should first contact 061 (Catsalut) and follow the instructions given. Then, either because they are infected or because they are affected by confinement measures and / or quarantine, they must immediately notify IAAC.

Any non-essential meetings or events of 100 people or more is not advised.

You can find more information about Covid-19 on the World Health Organization website, by following this link:

WHO – Questions and answers about coronavirus

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COMUNICADO DEL IAAC EN RELACIÓN AL CORONAVIRUS-COVID-19 (10 MARZO 2020)

Como continuación al anterior comunicado del pasado 4 de Marzo, el IAAC mantiene el seguimiento diario y cumplimiento de las instrucciones de las autoridades sanitarias.

 

 La prioridad del Instituto es la salud, la seguridad y la protección de su comunidad de estudiantes, empleados, investigadores y afiliados, dentro y fuera de los campus.

 

Para evitar el riesgo relacionado con Covid-19, se toman medidas de contingencia de acuerdo con las directrices de las instituciones de salud y educación españolas e internacionales.

Seguiremos actualizando la información de manera regular.

En este momento es importante resaltar la fuerte recomendación a los empleados y estudiantes del IAAC de no hacer viajes personales tanto en el ámbito internacional como doméstico.

Cualquier persona que regrese o llegue al campus de IAAC, incluidos estudiantes, profesores e invitados, desde un lugar considerado un área de alto riesgo, debe comunicarlo a la Dirección del IAAC para poder tomar las precauciones necesarias a fin de limitar la propagación de este Coronavirus.

Las precauciones incluyen un período de cuarentena de 14 días antes de volver a los campus del IAAC. Las áreas de alto riesgo según las directrices españolas son China, Corea del Sur, Irán, Japón, Singapur e Italia (las nuevas áreas de riesgo se comunicarán debidamente).

El IAAC cancela y prohíbe todos los viajes que por motivos profesionales deban realizar sus empleados, estudiantes o colaboradores hacia cualquier destino nacional e internacional hasta al menos el próximo 30 de Marzo, fecha en la que el comunicado relacionado a los viajes volverá a actualizarse.

Para la seguridad de los estudiantes y empleados del IAAC, se cancelan todos los viajes de investigación de los Masters.

Cualquier persona que tenga sospecha de estar afectada por el Coronavirus debe contactar en primer lugar con el 061 (Catsalut) y seguir las indicaciones que le den. Acto seguido, ya sea por estar contagiado o por estar afectado por medidas de confinamiento y/o cuarentena, deberá comunicarlo de inmediato a la Dirección del IAAC.

Se desaconseja cualquier reunión o evento que agrupe a 100 personas o más.

Podréis encontrar más información sobre el Covid-19 en el sitio web de la Organización Mundial de la Salud, en este enlace:

OMS- Preguntas y respuestas sobre coronavirus

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COMUNICAT DE L’IAAC EN RELACIÓ AL CORONAVIRUS-COVID-19 (10 MARÇ 2020)

Com a continuació de l’anterior comunicat del passat 4 de març, l’IAAC manté el seguiment diari i compliment de les instruccions que rebi de les Autoritats Sanitàries.

La  prioritat de l’Institut és la salut, seguretat i protecció de la seva comunitat d’estudiants, treballadors, investigadors i afiliats, dins i fora dels nostres campus.

Per tal d’evitar el risc relacionat amb el Covid-19, es prendran les mesures de contingència que marquin les directrius de les Institucions de Salut i Educació Espanyoles i Internacionals.

Seguirem actualitzant la informació de manera regular.

En aquest moment, és important resaltar la forta recomanació als treballadors i estudiants de l’IAAC de no fer viatjes personals tant en l’àmbit internacional com en el domèstic.

Qualsevol persona que torni o arribi als campus de l’IAAC, inclosos estudiants, professors, col.laboradors o convidats, des de una zona considerada d’alt risc, haurà de comunicar-lo a la Direcció de l’IAAC, per tal de pendre les precaucions necessàries amb la finalitat de limitar la propagació d’aquest Coronavirus.

Les precaucions inclouen un periode de quarantena de 14 dies abans de tornar als campus de l’IAAC. Les àrees d’alt risc segons les directrius espanyoles són Xina, Corea del Sud, Iran, Japó, Singapur i Itàlia (les noves zones àrees de risc es comunicaran degudament).

L’IAAC suspén i prohibeix tots els viatges que per motius professionals hagin de fer els seus treballadors, estudiants o col.laboradors a qualsevol destí nacional internacional fins al menys el proper 30 de març, data en la qual s’actualitzarà la informació relativa als desplaçaments.

Per la seguretat dels estudiants i treballadors de l’IAAC, es suspenen tots els viatges de recerca dels Màsters.

Qualsevol persona que tingui la sospita d’estar afectada pel Covid-19 ha de contactar en primer lloc amb el 061 (Catsalut) i seguir les indicacions que rebi. De manera immediata, ja sigui per estar contagiat o afectat per mesures de confinament/quarentena, haurà d’informar a la Direcció de l’IAAC.

Es desaconsella qualsevol reunió que agrupi a 100 persones o més.

Podeu consultar més informació sobre el Covid-19 a la web de la Organitzacio Mondial de la Salut, mitjançant el següent link:

OMS – Preguntas y respuestas sobre coronavirus

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Content updated on 4th March 2020

IAAC is constantly keeping under observation the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
The priority of the Institute is the health, safety and protection of its community of students, researchers and affiliates, inside and outside the campuses.
In order to avoid the risk related to Covid-19, contingency actions are taken in accordance with the guidelines of Spanish and international health and education institutions.
We will keep updating our community regularly.

IAAC RELEASE IN RELATION TO CORONAVIRUS-COVID-19
(MARCH 4, 2020)
Following the previous statement of February 26, IAAC maintains daily monitoring and compliance with the instructions of the health authorities.

At this time it is important to highlight the recommendation not to travel to China, South Korea, Iran, Japan, Singapore and the Italian regions of Piedmont, Venice, Lombardy and Emilia Romagna (new risk areas will be duly communicated).

In the case of having traveled to one of these high-risk areas, we kindly ask that you inform IAAC administration, to allow IAAC to take the necessary precautions to limit the spread of the Coronavirus.

IAAC will cancel all trips that, for professional reasons, must be made by its employees and collaborators / visitors to or from these areas, until the health authorities of these countries do not lift the control measures that they are currently carrying out, or the international authorities issue new recommendations .

IAAC RELEASE IN RELATION TO CORONAVIRUS-COVID-19
(FEBRUARY 26th, 2020)
With regard to the international emergency declared on 30 January by the World Health Organization (WHO) in relation to COVID-19, the IAAC reports that it is continuously monitoring the instructions of the health authorities, with the measures described from these indications being implemented.

It will be these instructions from the health authorities that will mark the actions to be carried out at all times by the IAAC and on which will be duly informed to our entire university community.

Students, faculty and team members can check the pdf attached with recommendations from FAQ section for Universities, which we hope will be useful to you and you can also check this link from the WHO website ( https://www.who.int/news-room/q-a-detail/q-a-coronaviruses)