COVID-19

Ensuring proper implementation of the Resolution no. 152 declaring a state of national emergency, issued by the government of the Republic of Lithuania on February 26th, 2020, and amendment no. 651, issued on August 11th, 2021, only students with a valid National Certificate will be admitted to lectures on ISM‘s premises. This means that students will have to be fully vaccinated with vaccines recognised in the European Union, have had Covid-19 or performed a PCR test at least 48 hours in advance.

In accordance with the resolutions and decisions adopted by both the government and the Minister of Health on the 16th of August, by the order of the President of ISM University, it was decided to implement studies at ISM University in a contact manner. The university is to follow the requirements set by the State-level Emergency Operations Manager and the conditions of flow management, safe distance, necessary public health safety, hygiene and personal protective equipment.

From September 1st, 2021, lectures at ISM University of Management and Economics will take place in-person, on the University premises, unless they are scheduled remotely.

In order to ensure the quality of studies, the hybrid lecturing model (where both the students in the classroom and the students connected remotely participate in the lecture at the same time) will not be applied. Lectures will be given only in-person or, if scheduled, remotely. The management of the University will monitor the situation and if it changes, i.e. after the Government of the Republic of Lithuania issues an order on changes in pandemic management, the procedure for conducting lectures may change.

In exceptional cases (due to visas, travel restrictions, migration issues), ISM will provide real-time streaming of lectures (using MS Teams) until October 1st.

All students wishing to attend lectures at ISM University must complete a declaration by September 1st.

Please note that protective face masks are mandatory at the university.

Information for students

Important changes for contact classes which will be effective starting September 13th. Changes are approved in resolution and decisions adopted by both the Government and the Minister of health.

From 13 September access to the University premises will be allowed to students:

Lithuanian students who:

• are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (with vaccines recognized in the European Union)
• have recovered from COVID-19
• have a PCR or SARS-CoV-2 antigen test carried out in the previous 48 hours or less by official institutions (in order to receive a National Certificate)
• have a positive result in a quantitative or semi-quantitative serological immunological test less than 60 days ago, except when the serological test is performed after vaccination with a vaccine against COVID-19 (coronavirus infection)
In a period from 13th September 2021 to 15th October 2021 – all students, for whom a preventative examination for diagnosis of COVID-19 disease (coronavirus infection) is performed not more frequently than every 7 days and at least every 10 days after the last examination, will have the opportunity to participate in classes on campus (the examination is free, you have to register for the test via phone 1808 or https://1808.lt ). This is a permission to participate in classes on campus, but not equivalent to a National Certificate.

Foreign students who:

• have medical institution documents, specific national vaccination certificates or international vaccination certificates stating that the vaccination is one of the specified COVID-19 vaccines (COVID-19 Vaccine Janssen, Comirnaty, Spikevax, Vaxzevria) in accordance with the vaccination scheme that has been approved by the competent authorities of the country where the vaccination was carried out and was completed if the vaccine doses for COVID-19 disease (coronavirus infection) were issued for less than 14 days and were vaccinated:
a) a second dose of vaccine, where the vaccination schedule consists of two doses of vaccine;
b) one dose of vaccine, where the vaccination schedule consists of one dose of vaccine;
c) at least one dose of the vaccine when the vaccine was given to a person with COVID-19 disease (coronavirus infection) and the diagnosis was confirmed by the result of a SARS-CoV-2 PCR test.
• have a document from a personal health care institution confirming that the person has relapsed to COVID-19 (coronavirus infection) when the diagnosis was confirmed on the basis of a positive SARS-CoV-2 PCR test and no more than 180 days have elapsed since the positive test result / entry into the Republic of Lithuania;
• have a PCR or SARS-CoV-2 antigen test carried out in the previous 48 hours or less by official institutions (in order to receive a National Certificate)
• have a positive result in a quantitative or semi-quantitative serological immunological test less than 60 days ago, except when the serological test is performed after vaccination with a vaccine against COVID-19 (coronavirus infection).
In a period from 13th September 2021 to 15th October 2021 – all students, for whom a preventative examination for diagnosis of COVID-19 disease (coronavirus infection) is performed not more frequently than every 7 days and at least every 10 days after the last examination, will have the opportunity to participate in classes on campus (the examination is free, you have to register for the test via phone 1808 or https://1808.lt ). This is a permission to participate in classes on campus, but not equivalent to a National Certificate.

 

Also please be reminded about general preventive measures at the University

• The classes are aired out before lectures and during the breaks, also the common rooms/areas are aired out after each activity.
• Commonly used surfaces such as door handles, table tops, stairwell handrails, light switches etc are cleaned at least two times a day.
• Everybody must wear a medical safety mask or facial protective equipment when entering the building (if you forgot the face mask you can get one at reception). Masks are not required for people with disabilities or those who cannot wear them for medical reasons.
• Students are required to wear facemasks during lectures, and in other enclosed areas of the University premises. Persons with disabilities, who are unable to wear masks due to their health condition, should not wear facemasks. When students deliver presentations, reports, etc., they do not have to wear facemasks if a distance of 2 meters is maintained between the persons.
• It is strictly forbidden to come to the University if you feel or have the following symptoms: fever, cough, loss of taste and smell, heaviness in the chest, difficulty in breathing.
• Students are required to immediately notify ISM administration by e-mail about their mandatory isolation or if they test positive for COVID-19.

 

Information for visitors and employees

Access to the University premises is allowed only for holders of a National Certificate or equivalent documents. Students, guests and staff are strictly prohibited from visiting the University without a National Certificate or its equivalent.

If a person develops a fever (37,3 °C or higher) or if one displays symptoms of any respiratory diseases or of an infectious disease (fever, runny nose, coughing, sneezing, etc.), it is forbidden to enter the University premises.

Employees are required to wear protective equipment covering their nose and mouth (masks, respirators, face disks, etc.) in the University common enclosed areas, auditoriums, and library, except cases when lecturers teach in the auditorium if a distance of 2 meters is maintained between persons, and in offices if there are no other persons (strangers).

 

Frequently asked questions

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

Symptoms are similar to the flu – fever, cough, shortness of breath, and other breathing problems. In more severe cases, it causes pneumonia, sepsis and septic shock, kidney failure, or death.

 

How can COVID-19 be infected?

Coronaviruses are transmitted from person to person, usually through close contact with a patient with coronavirus infection. The virus is spread through the air by droplets of respiratory secretions that people release into the environment by sneezing, coughing, or exhaling. It is also possible to become infected by touching various environmental objects that are contaminated with COVID-19.

 

Where to go if you experience COVID-19 symptoms?

If a person is under the age of 61, he or she should call a family doctor who will register the patient with a fever clinic or call the coronavirus hotline 1808, where he or she can register for a coronavirus test at a mobile station.

All necessary helplines and links HERE

 

What if COVID-19 is detected?

If a student is diagnosed with COVID-19, he or she must immediately inform the university administration by e-mail and the National Center for Public Health under the Ministry of Health (hereinafter referred to as NVSC), the University and the employee must cooperate with the NVSC in identifying the exposed people and issuing them 14 days of isolation.

Upon becoming aware of a COVID-19 disease, a lecturer or staff member must immediately inform the Personnel Department and the National Center for Public Health under the Ministry of Health (NVSC), the University and the employee must cooperate with the NVSC in identifying the exposed people and issuing them 14 days of isolation.

 

How to protect against the virus?

Wearing medical masks is one of the means of preventing respiratory infections, including the new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), in areas affected by the virus. However, wearing the mask alone does not provide complete protection, so it must be used in conjunction with other preventive measures: hand hygiene, cough and sneezing etiquette, gloves, and so on.

Frequent hand washing helps to protect against the virus. This is one of the most important preventive measures to prevent the disease. Hands should be washed frequently and thoroughly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. In the absence of soap and water, it is also possible to use an alcohol-based hand antiseptic with at least 60 % alcohol. The virus can enter the body through the eyes, nose, and mouth, so it is not recommended to touch the face with unwashed hands.

  • Maintained cleanliness and ventilation of the premises also help.
  • When sneezing or coughing you should cover the mouth with the elbow.
  • It is advisable to avoid large crowds.

 

Is COVID-19 curable?

There is no specific treatment for COVID-19, only symptomatic treatment. Patients can be completely cured, depending on their condition and when the treatment is started.

 

Is it possible to travel abroad?

Returnees from abroad are considered to have a higher risk of becoming infected with COVID-19 and are therefore recommended to take 14 days incubation period from the last day of stay in the host country. Arrivals from COVID-19 affected countries require 14 days of isolation. A list of countries from which isolation is required can be found HERE.

Relevant information for those returning and arriving in Lithuania HERE.

 

Other useful links:

https://sam.lrv.lt/lt/koronavirusas/duk-covid-19/kokie-covid-19-simptomai-ir-gydymas

Corona STOP (lrv.lt)

https://sam.lrv.lt/lt/koronavirusas/operaciju-vadovo-sprendimai