All UG buildings on lockdown

UG takes extra measures against corona

All UG buildings on lockdown

In order to curtail the spread of the coronavirus, all the UG buildings in the city centre and Zernike campus will be shutting down.
15 March om 21:58 uur.
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March 15 at 21:58 PM.
Last modified on March 16, 2020
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Rob Siebelink

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15 March om 21:58 uur.
Laatst gewijzigd op 16 March 2020
om 20:46 uur.
Rob Siebelink

By Rob Siebelink

March 15 at 21:58 PM.
Last modified on March 16, 2020
at 20:46 PM.
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Only the most essential departments will continue to operate. Faculty boards and department directors will issue further instructions.

This measure comes after an earlier announcement late last week that all classes and meetings were cancelled. ‘This is unfortunate, but it’s in line with the most recent measures affecting universities from the government’, the board of directors said on Sunday evening.

The lockdown goes into effect on Monday, March 16 and will last until April 10. The board said it wants to limit all activities as much as they can.

No PhD ceremonies

The lockdown means that all PhD and graduation ceremonies have been cancelled until April 10, even when the number of attendees is limited. The UB building itself closed down last week, and its services will now also be limited. Working at the uni is only allowed when absolutely necessary.

UG students and staff who are currently abroad and having trouble returning to the Netherlands due to, for instance, the decrease in available flights, can call on the UG for support.

The ministry of Foreign Affairs has set up an emergency hotline, which is available 24/7: +31 247 247 247.

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