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In-Person Instruction, Mask Regime, and Temperature Checks

The COVID-19 prevention measures HSE University is implementing in the new academic year

© Daniil Prokofyev

This fall, HSE University’s physical campuses will reopen, and many classes will be taught in person. In order to ensure the safety of our university community, all faculty, staff, and students will have to follow several policies.

Wearing masks in university buildings, dorms, and HSE Lyceum will be mandatory for students and teachers. Students and teachers who submit medical certificates about having anti-bodies to the virus will be able to attend classes without masks. Teachers are allowed not to wear masks when they deliver lectures.

The university management is currently working on the issue of providing masks for students and teachers, and is considering the possibility of installing vending machines with personal protective equipment.

Campus entrances will have body temperature check points, and the air in classrooms will be disinfected regularly.

International students arriving from countries with which Russia has resumed air travel must observe a 14-day quarantine and pass a COVID-19 test on the 10th-12th day upon their arrival to Russia. Students who arrive from the designated red zone will have to pass a mandatory COVID-19 test before they begin attending classes. For those who are unable to enter Russia, the University will arrange online instruction.

Students who have chronic diseases and are at a higher risk of infection may arrange individual curricula. Research and teaching staff of senior age or who suffer from chronic conditions may work from home.

These policies will be added to the HSE University Internal Labour Regulations and the Student Internal Regulations.

More information regarding the new policies will be available on the HSE University Life website and Telegram channel.

August 06