15 January - In accordance with the new measures adopted by the federal government, working from home becomes compulsory for all UNIGE staff wherever possible, and the protective measures for people at especially high risk are strengthened. Nevertheless, the full range of services and benefits offered by UNIGE continues to be provided. Access to the university facilities, including the Library, remains possible. Wearing a face mask is compulsory even when social distance can be maintained. This rule also applies to non-individual offices with reduced occupancy capacity.
21 December - The Rectorate responds to the ethical concerns expressed within the UNIGE community regarding the examination modalities by removing the possibility for exams to be recorded on Zoom for the January-February 2021 exam session. Following the Federal Council's announcements concerning entry restrictions from Great Britain and South Africa, the UNIGE adapts its conditions for professional and academic travel.
8 December – Complementing its support plan, the University of Geneva appeals for donations to the UNIGE community and the general public to support students in difficulty and make sure the crisis doesn’t affect their studies. > More information
In order to protect oneself and others, following the recommendations in terms of personal hygiene and social behavior is the most effective tool. Each and everyone can become an ambassador for preventive measures in his or her family and social circle, inside and outside the University. > Protective measures
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In her management of the coronavirus crisis, the University of Geneva applies the recommendations of Federal and Cantonal authorities, in particular those of the cantonal doctor, derived from those of the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH). These are the only health authorities to which it refers.
UNIGE is carefully monitoring this quickly-changing situation. The University may adapt its policies at any time in response to new recommendations. Any change will be immediately reflected on this page. Should a major change take place, members of the University community will be informed by e-mail.
As an academic institution, we have a particular responsibility in our management of this crisis and the reactions it generates. In a serene and exemplary fashion, we must broadly disseminate scientifically valid information, ensure that the voices of our researchers are heard, and soothe excessive fears through objective and factual information. Demonstrate serenity and exemplarity.