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.

The quarantine has been extended until midnight of March 31st. 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, maintaining a two meter distance and others. You can find the full list of measures in place during quarantine here.

Information for students

The entire learning process at ISM University is carried out remotely. Students will be notified by e-mail if the situation changes.

For security reasons, students will only be able to come to ISM University to return books and pick them up. 

The student must immediately inform the university administration by e-mail about mandatory isolation or if diagnosed with COVID-19.

ISM University keeps track of the information and shares it within the community, so please check your email regularly.

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.

Library information:

Library is starting to issue publications to members of the ISM community in a Contactless way. Entry into the library will not be allowed from 9th of December.

Please search for publications and order them at: ism.lt. You will receive an email with the designated location to retrieve your holds when they are ready.

If you have any questions regarding our collections for your research and learning, please contact the library by emailing us alternatively use Ask a librarian form.

The deadline for returning publications is extended automatically and the overdue is not currently calculated until the end of quarantine.

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