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.

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