16 April - Despite the easing measures announced by the Federal Government on 14 April, the University of Geneva is maintaining online teaching until the end of the spring semester 2021. This decision is based on the desire to ensure stability in the teaching methods as well as the logistical challenge imposed by the sanitary constraints (maximum of 50 people and rooms occupied to one third of their capacity). Access to the Library's workplaces remains reserved for members of the UNIGE/HUG community. A partial return to on-site sportive and cultural activities as well as public events is once again possible, in strict compliance with the UNIGE protection plan.
22 March - Following the Federal government's refusal to authorise further easing measures and although she had initially hoped otherwise, the UNIGE is maintaining distance learning until the end of the spring semester 2021 and will organise the May-June 2021 exam session mainly online. Working from home remains mandatory for all staff members until further notice.
26 February – The University of Geneva reaffirms its aim to return to partial in-person teaching starting on 12 April and its wish to organise the main part of the next May-June exam session on site. For now, working from home remains compulsory and specific measures to protect people at risk remain in place as does the strict application of protective measures. As of 1 March, the UNIGE Library, exhibition spaces and UNIGE shop will reopen their doors to the public.
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.