COVID-19

ISM University of Management and Economics cares about the health and well-being of its community and therefore takes all necessary preventive measures to ensure the safety of employees and students and to reduce the risk of COVID-19 infection.

Acting responsibly and taking into account the current pandemic situation, the management of ISM University decided that the remaining Bachelor students’ classes of this semester are to continue as online teaching. This means that there will be no teaching with physical attendance for students on campus for the rest of the semester. It was also decided that Fall semester’s exams session and defense of final Bachelor Theses will be held online.

General restrictions include wearing masks at all times in public places, restricted entrance to the premises of shopping centers, entertainment places, sport clubs, etc., maintaining two meter distance, and others. You can find the full list of measures in place during quarantine here.

General prevention measures at the University

At the central entrance, elevator, auditoriums, corridors, halls, and other common areas, it is possible to disinfect hands and we ensure constant replenishment of these measurements.

The University also provides continuous ventilation of the premises before lectures and during breaks. The common areas are also ventilated after other activities. Frequently touched surfaces will be cleaned at least 2 times a day.

If it is not possible to maintain a distance of 2 meters, students, guests, lecturers, and staff must wear face-to-face and mouth protection (masks, respirators, face disks, etc.) in the University’s common enclosed spaces, auditoriums, and library. Persons with disabilities who are unable to wear masks due to their medical condition may disregard this requirement.

A distance of at least 1 meter must be maintained between participants during lectures and events.

It is forbidden to enter The University for those who are subject to compulsory isolation due to fever (37.3 ° C and above) with acute signs of upper respiratory disease, other infectious diseases (eg. fever, runny nose, cough, sneezing, etc.). Students, lecturers, or staff can measure the temperature at the reception (Building I, main hall) if required.

In the event of a fever (37.3 ° C and above) or acute signs of the upper respiratory tract or other infectious diseases (eg fever, runny nose, cough, sneezing, etc.), the person should leave the University immediately and seek advice from a personal health care institution, or the Coronavirus Hotline by telephone no. 1808

To ensure effective distribution of information at the entrance to the University and in public spaces, information posters and information messages on TV screens about the main mandatory protection measures will be shown: the need to observe personal hygiene (hand hygiene, coughing, sneezing label, etc.); wearing masks; a ban on participation in activities by people who have a fever or signs of respiratory disease.

Information for students

Due to safety requirements, students attending lectures must maintain a distance, so classrooms can only be seated in certain locations that are not marked with a dividing strip. Do not move chairs and tables in auditoriums. Lecture participants must keep a distance of at least 1 meter from each other.

Students must wear a face mask during the lecture and indoors at the University. Masks may not be worn by people with disabilities who are unable to wear them due to their medical condition. If you forget your face mask, you can buy it in the main hall’s vending machines.

Keeping a two-meter distance in the main hall’s food area allows you to eat without wearing a face mask. You are not allowed to eat in other areas of the University.

If meals are arranged during breaks in the corridor (e.g. Executive Master’s studies), participants must keep a distance of 2 meters between each other when eating.

The University is not open to students who are required to be isolated due to fever (37.3 ° C and above) with acute signs of upper respiratory disease, other infectious diseases (e.g. fever, runny nose, cough, sneezing, etc.). In the event of a fever (37.3 ° C and above) or acute signs of the upper respiratory tract or other infectious diseases (e.g. fever, runny nose, cough, sneezing, etc.), the person should leave the University immediately and seek advice from a personal health care institution, or the Coronavirus Hotline by telephone no. 1808. In case of feeling unwell, ill, etc., it is mandatory to inform the university administration by e-mail

The student must immediately inform the university administration by e-mail of mandatory isolation or COVID-19 diagnosis.

Important information for arriving students can be found HERE.

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

https://koronastop.lrv.lt/lt/#naujienos

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