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2020-06-01

Current information about the coronavirus

News

The University is closing the premises for the public but keep them open for students however with limited opening hours. The main purpose is to safeguard those around us and reduce the risk of spreading the Coronavirus to infect those who are part of a risk category.

Uppdated 1 June:

  • Education on campus and distance


Study at home as much as possible

For now Campus is kept open only for students who are unable to complete
their studies at home. In order for us to keep campus open it is important for everyone to follow the general recommendations by the Public Health Agency:

  • Studie at home as much as possible.
  • When you are present at campus please keep a distance to your
    classmates, at least 1,5 meter. This applies in areas such as group
    rooms, computer rooms and study places.
  • Please remember to wash your hands thoroughly and frequently.
  • Please stay at home even when experiencing the slightest symptom
    of illness and at least seven days after the first symptoms started and 48 hours after the symptoms have ceased.


Public areas

As a student you can access the University’s facilities by using your key card.
Opening hours: weekdays 8.00-17.00, weekends/Holidays: 10.00-15.00.


The University Library

Opening hours: Monday-Friday 10.00-14.00.
(pleadse note, temporarily closed on May 14)
Phone calls and chat/emails are answered: Monday-Thursday 8.00-16.00, Friday 8.00-15.00.
biblioteket@mdh.se
Phone:
Eskilstuna 016-15 37 00
Västerås 021-10 13 44

Opening hours during the summer

Student Centre

Opening hours: Monday-Friday 10.00-14.00.
We strive to limit the physical meetings why we refer you to, if possible, contact us by email or phone.
Email and phone calls are answered: Monday-Thursday 8.00-16.00, Friday 8.00-15.00.
studenttorget@mdh.se
Phone: 021-10 13 10

Opening hours during the summer


Education on campus and distance

The government has stated that the requirement for distance learning at Sweden’s universities and higher education institutions will be eased. MDH is now planning for the teaching to partly be conducted on campus and partly on distance during the autumn.

The government’s decision to ease the requirements for distance education applies from 15 June, meaning that also summer courses are included. Please note that the decision regarding the re-examination period in August remains.

The decision does not imply that all teaching at MDH can be shifted back to its normal form. The directives from the Public Health Agency to avoid larger social gatherings and keep a distance still stand.

– Exactly what courses are course elements that will be conducted with on-campus versus distance teaching is not yet clear. Right now we are striving to create pre-conditions for running our operations the best way possible, for both students and staff. At the same time we need to continue to take a social responsibility and live up to the recommendations provided by the Public Health Agency, says Malin Gunnarsson, Assistant University Director at MDH.

The Management Team for Crisis and Alert Situation at MDH are currently processing the new directive from the government and will provide more detailed information. As a student you can keep yourself updated through Canvas and the schedule and there get more specific information for you and your course.



Travels

All travels abroad until 15 August this year should be cancelled. The decision applies to employees and students, as well as visiting teachers, researchers and others. MDH follows the advise against all unnecessary travels imposed by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and this applies for both business and study trips. We also follow the recommendation from the Public Health Agency to minimise travelling within Sweden. Superiors decide whether there are trips of critical importance to the University and that thus are to be exempt from the regulations.

Please prepare for the possibility of an extension of this regulation and plan accordingly.



Larger meetings

Participation in or arrangement of conferences, seminars etc. national as well as international, must be done digitally until 15 August. This in order to minimise travelling. MDH follows the recommendations from the Public Health Agency regarding maximum number of people in crowds. Please prepare for the regulations to apply during the autumn and plan accordingly.


Extended decision regarding events

Cancellation of all events within the University premises until 15 August. Please prepare for events within the University premises during the autumn potentially becoming cancelled and plan accordingly.

One implication of the decision is that the Completion Ceremony arranged on 16 and 17 June will be cancelled in its regular form. We are currently looking at alternative solutions and if you are in your final semester during spring semester 2020 you will be contacted through email by 30 April at the latest.


Important information to reduce spreading infection

  • Stay at home if you are ill.
  • Wash your hands thoroughly and often.
  • Cough or sneeze into the bend of your elbow.


If you suspect that you are ill

If you have symptoms or in other ways suspect that you have been exposed to infection please contact the healthcare through 1177 Vårdguiden. Everyone who feels ill must stay at home just as usual, whatever the type of illness, until they feel better again. Staff members notify their immediate superior and students email studenttorget@mdh.se or call 021-10 13 10.



Keep yourself updated

There is a lot of disinformation around the spread of the Coronavirus and websites that might contain harmful code. Please only use trustworthy sources when you search for information.

Below you will find links to organisations that continually update information and recommendations relating to the Corona virus.


MDH is following the information and recommendations of the Public Health Agency of Sweden and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs relating to the Coronavirus. The Management Group for Crisis and Alert Situations are following developments and meet regularly to see what measures need to be taken.


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Q&A about the coronavirus

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  • Date 2020-02-06
  • Article type Current

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