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Important information about university measures to avoid spread of coronavirus COVID-19


Dear students and colleagues,

exceptional measure of the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic cancels the lectures from 11th March.

Based on this exceptional measure, the high management of the university publishes the following instructions valid from 11th March 2020 until further notice:

For students:

  • Presence of students in all UO buildings is forbidden (in lectures, in labs, exams, or other extracurricular activities, etc.)
  • The students shall follow the instructions of individual lecturers regarding the self-study and other forms of education.
  • All the practical trainings are cancelled.
  • Communication with all the UO employees must be performed on distance (e-mail, telephone, skype, etc.)

For academic employees:

  • Academic employees shall provide the students with materials for self-study.
  • If applicable, they will work from home.
  • They shall cancel the business trips abroad.
  • They should reduce other business trips only to those that are necessary with regards to work commitments.

For non-academic employees:

  • With regards to work classification and based on agreement with the superior, they should consider to take home office.
  • They shall cancel the business trips abroad.
  • They should reduce other business trips with the exception of those that are urgent.

Other measures:

  • UO Library and its reading rooms will be in limited operation: they shall be closed for students and public (they will available for the needs of academics and researchers)
  • All the academic ceremonies are cancelled.
  • All the meetings of Academic Senate and Academic Council are cancelled.
  • All university events with the expected attendance of more than 30 people are cancelled.
  • All the arrivals of people coming from high-risk countries are cancelled (responsible persons shall inform these people about this measure immediately)
  • It is recommended to take into consideration the restriction of arrivals of people from other countries as well.


  • The entrance of people that are not accommodated in the dormitories is forbidden.
  • People accommodated in dormitories will be informed on exceptional regime at dormitories by separate message.

It is necessary to keep all precautionary measures to avoid spreading of COVID-19 infection!

In case of any questions, please contact .

Jan Lata, UO Rector

Updated: 16. 03. 2020

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