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Operation of the University of Ostrava Has Been Governed by the University Traffic Light

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As of October 21, 2020, based on the Extraordinary Measure of the Ministry of Health, it is, in addition to the University traffic light, obligatory to wear a face mask in all inside premises. To have a complete overview of the current obligations, we recommend to read the measures of the Ministry carefully.

As of October 14, 2020, based on a Government Resolution, the personal presence of students at courses and examinations, if more than 10 persons are present at one examination time, during study at the university and participants in lifelong education courses is prohibited; the prohibition of the personal presence of students pursuant to this point does not apply to participation at clinical and practical training and the practice of students in the study programs of general medicine, dentistry, pharmacy and other medical study programs, and students conducting pedagogical instruction and training at preschools, primary and secondary schools. The Government Resolution is effective until November 1, 2020.

From 8th September 2020, the operation of the UO has been governed by the University Traffic Light of which colour is currently white, derived from the epidemiological situation in the Ostrava-City District. The individual faculties and workplaces may declare higher alert level or other regulations beyond the recommendations for the current level of risk. Follow the faculty websites and the colour signs of the UO buildings.

From 10th September 2020, it is, beyond the University Traffic Light, obligatory to wear the face mask in all inside areas according to the Extraordinary and Protective Measure of the Ministry of Health. To have a good overview of the current obligations we recommend to thoroughly read the Ministry’s measures.

Furthermore, according to the Rector’s provision no. 111/2020, the UO students and employees are obliged to report the positive test for COVID-19 and quarantine. At the same time, people with any symptoms of viral infectious disease (shortness of breath, fever, dry cough, sudden loss of taste and smell) are prohibited from entering the UO buildings.

Are you a UO employee?
Are you a student of any of UO faculty?
Do you have a positive test for COVID-19?
Have you been required to go into quarantine?

Then you have the obligation to immediately report your personal data in this wording to the University of Ostrava to the e-mail address .


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Zero or negligible risk

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Generally:

  • Mass events are restricted according to the valid legislation.
  • Obligation to wear a face mask is governed by the valid Extraordinary Measures of the Regional Public Health Authority of the Moravian Silesian Region or the Ministry of Heath of the Czech Republic.

Students:

  • The contact teaching is limited to 100 people at the same time in one room, the teaching for more than 100 people will be only carried out online/remotely.
  • There is an obligation to report a positive test for COVID-19 and quarantine via the application at the OU Portal.
  • It is recommended to wear the face mask or other nose and mouth protection even when it is not obligatory by any Extraordinary Measure of the Regional Public Health Authority of the Moravian Silesian Region or the Ministry of Heath of the Czech Republic.
  • Have to disinfect hands at all entrances.
  • In case of showing any symptoms of COVID-19, the students do not enter the UO buildings.
  • International students from COVID-19 high-risk countries have to be tested for COVID-19.
  • If the student proves with medical confirmation that he/she belongs to the risk group, he does not have to attend contact classes after the agreement with the teacher.

Employees:

  • There is an obligation to report a positive test for COVID-19 and quarantine via the application at the OU Portal.
  • It is recommended to wear the face mask or other nose and mouth protection even when it is not obligatory by any Extraordinary Measure of the Regional Public Health Authority of the Moravian Silesian Region or the Ministry of Heath of the Czech Republic.
  • Have to disinfect hands at all entrances.
  • Employees coming from COVID-19 high-risk countries have to be tested for COVID-19.
  • The foreign business trips follow the regulations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic.
  • In case of showing any symptoms of COVID-19, the employee asks his/her supervisor for home office (or takes “sick days”); if a PCR test is indicated, the next procedure is determined according to its result and the valid algorithm of the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic.

Operation of the UO buildings:

  • Standard
  • No entry to all people with symptoms of viral infectious disease (shortness of breath, fever, dry cough, sudden loss of taste and smell).

Operation of Halls of Residence:

  • No restrictions

Operation of Library:

  • No restrictions
Occurrence of infection without community transmission

1

Generally:

  • Mass events are restricted according to the valid legislation.
  • Obligation to wear a face mask is governed by the valid Extraordinary Measures of the Regional Public Health Authority of the Moravian Silesian Region or the Ministry of Heath of the Czech Republic.
  • It is obligatory to wear the face mask in all other premises when the 2-metre distance cannot be ensured.

Students:

  • There is an obligation to report a positive test for COVID-19 and quarantine via the application at the OU Portal.
  • The contact teaching is limited to 100 people at the same time in one room, the teaching for more than 100 people is only carried out online/remotely. It is recommended to keep the 2-metre distance.
  • It is recommended to wear the face mask or other nose and mouth protection even when it is not obligatory by any Extraordinary Measure of the Regional Public Health Authority of the Moravian Silesian Region or the Ministry of Heath of the Czech Republic.
  • Have to disinfect hands at all entrances.
  • In case of showing any symptoms of COVID-19, the students do not enter the UO buildings.
  • International students from COVID-19 high-risk countries have to be tested for COVID-19.
  • If the student proves with medical confirmation that he/she belongs to the risk group, he does not have to attend contact classes after the agreement with the teacher.

Employees:

  • There is an obligation to report a positive test for COVID-19 and quarantine via the application at the OU Portal.
  • It is recommended to wear the face mask or other nose and mouth protection even when it is not obligatory by any Extraordinary Measure of the Regional Public Health Authority of the Moravian Silesian Region or the Ministry of Heath of the Czech Republic.
  • Have to disinfect hands at all entrances.
  • Employees coming from COVID-19 high-risk countries have to be tested for COVID-19.
  • In case of showing any symptoms of COVID-19, the employee asks his/her supervisor for home office (or takes “sick days”); if a PCR test is indicated, the next procedure is determined according to its result and the valid algorithm of the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic.
  • It is recommended to the supervisors to allow their employees from the risk group to work from home, i.e. home office, with the exception of the necessary duties requiring their personal presence at the workplace.

Operation of the UO buildings:

  • Standard
  • No entry to all people with symptoms of viral infectious disease (shortness of breath, fever, dry cough, sudden loss of taste and smell).

Operation of Halls of Residence:

  • No restrictions

Operation of Library:

  • The presence of a maximum of 100 people is recommended or according to the valid legislation.

The operation of the UO buildings, Halls of Residence and Library is also governed by the regulations of the Ministry of Heath of the Czech Republic and the Regional Public Health Authority of the Moravian Silesian Region.

Incipient community transmission

2

Generally:

  • The public can enter the UO buildings only upon prior agreement to take care of any necessary official matters (with the exception of university bookstore which remains open to public, the number of entering customers is regulated).
  • In the common areas of the UO buildings it is obligatory to wear the face mask.
  • It is obligatory to wear the face mask in all other premises when the 2-metre distance cannot be ensured.

Students:

  • There is an obligation to report a positive test for COVID-19 and quarantine via the application at the OU Portal.
  • Have to disinfect their hands at all entrances.
  • The classes only take place online/remotely.
  • Field teaching and practical training take place in accordance with the valid legislation.
  • Consultations take place upon individual agreement.
  • Laboratory, experimental or artistic work is allowed only in the presence of up to 15 people or according to the valid legislation.
  • Examinations and Final State Examinations take place in the presence of a maximum of 10 people or according to the valid legislation.
  • In case of showing any symptoms of COVID-19, the students do not enter the UO buildings.
  • Not recommended to carry out academic ceremonies.

Employees:

  • There is an obligation to report a positive test for COVID-19 and quarantine via the application at the OU Portal.
  • Have to disinfect the hands at all entrances.
  • Recommended to supervisors to allow their employees to work from home, i.e. home office.
  • In research laboratories, the number of people is limited according to the valid legislation.
  • The foreign business trips are governed by the current epidemiological situation in the country of destination and the business trips to the countries with higher risk of COVID-19 infection can take place only when it is absolutely necessary; the necessity of such trip is decided by the relevant supervisor.
  • Employees coming from COVID-19 high-risk countries have to be tested for COVID-19.
  • In case of showing any symptoms of COVID-19, the employee asks his/her supervisor for home office (or takes “sick days”); if a PCR test is indicated, the next procedure is determined according to its result and the valid algorithm of the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic.
  • It is forbidden to organize events and meetings in enclosed spaces for more than 100 people, in outside areas for more than 200 people or according to the valid legislation.

Operation of the UO buildings:

  • The public is forbidden to enter the UO buildings except for the university book store.

Operation of Halls of Residence:

  • It is obligatory to wear the face mask in the common areas of the Halls of Residence.

Operation of Library:

  • The libraries are closed for public, it is possible to borrow books after individual agreement.
  • Faculty study rooms are open to students for the purpose of self-study. The maximum number of students present at the same time will be determined by the university library depending on the size of the study room and the valid legislation.

The operation of the UO buildings, Halls of Residence and Library is also governed by the regulations of the Ministry of Heath of the Czech Republic and the Regional Public Health Authority of the Moravian Silesian Region.

Growing or persisting community transmission

3

Generally:

  • The public can enter the UO buildings only upon prior agreement to take care of any necessary official matters (with the exception of university bookstore which remains open to public, the number of entering customers is regulated).
  • It is obligatory to wear the face mask in all UO premises.

Students:

  • There is an obligation to report a positive test for COVID-19 and quarantine via the application at the OU Portal.
  • The classes only take place online/remotely.
  • Field teaching and practical training take place in accordance with the valid legislation.
  • The personal presence of students at the classes in the UO buildings is prohibited (allowed is for example self-study when playing a musical instrument, individual self-study or individual preparation in a studio or laboratory, picking up the confirmation of study or taking care of administrative matters).
  • Examinations and Final State Examinations take place mainly online/remotely, in case of personal presence or hybrid mode, less than 10 people can personally take part at once.
  • In research laboratories, the number of people is limited according to the valid legislation.
  • Admission of the international students is suspended except for exceptional cases.
  • International students (in case they come in exceptional cases) have to be tested for the COVID-19 after the arrival.
  • In case of showing any symptoms of COVID-19, the students do not enter the UO buildings.
  • Academic ceremonies do no take place.

Employees:

  • There is an obligation to report a positive test for COVID-19 and quarantine via the application at the OU Portal.
  • Recommended to supervisors to allow their employees to work from home, i.e. home office.
  • Employees are forbidden to go on domestic and foreign business trips except when it is absolutely necessary; the necessity of such trip is decided by the relevant supervisor.
  • Employees returning from countries with higher risk of COVID-19 infection have to be tested for COVID-19.
  • The events and meetings for more than 20 people or according to the valid legislation can only take place online.
  • Admission of the international employees is suspended except for exceptional cases.
  • In case of showing any symptoms of COVID-19, the employee asks his/her supervisor for home office (or takes “sick days”); if a PCR test is indicated, the next procedure is determined according to its result and the valid algorithm of the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic.

Operation of the UO buildings:

  • All UO buildings are closed for the public (except for the university book store).
  • It is obligatory to wear the face mask in all UO buildings.

Operation of Halls of Residence:

  • The Halls of Residence operation is restricted in accordance with the valid legislation.

Operation of Library:

  • The university library and faculty study rooms are closed for public, it is possible to borrow books after individual agreement.
  • Faculty study rooms are open to students for the purpose of self-study. The maximum number of students present at the same time will be determined by the university library depending on the size of the study room and the valid legislation.

The operation of the UO buildings, Halls of Residence and Library is also governed by the regulations of the Ministry of Heath of the Czech Republic and the Regional Public Health Authority of the Moravian Silesian Region.


Updated: 22. 10. 2020

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