Important information about the coronavirus

As the new coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread rapidly in Europe, Vytautas Magnus University encourages the community to stay calm and focused and follow the recommendations of the National Public Health Center under the Ministry of Health (NPHC) and other institutions. Important information is frequently updated.

VMU understands that the last month was difficult and stressful for those who came to the university from regions affected by the coronavirus. Our academic community would like to express our support and hopes that your time at VMU will be marked by academic collegiality between teachers and students.

VMU continues to cooperate with the NPHC and takes all measures needed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus: all buildings are equipped with alcohol-based hand sanitizerand the cleaning of all the premises has been intensified. We also highly recommend for you to maintain good personal hygiene. 

Measures that reduce the risk of contracting the coronavirus:

  • Washing hands with water and soap (at least 7 times a day) or cleaning hands using an alcohol-based hand rub;
  • Covering your nose and mouth with a tissue or bent elbow when coughing or sneezing;
  • Avoiding close contact with persons who are coughing, sneezing, or have a fever;
  • Ventilating rooms more frequently.

At the moment, VMU recommends refraining from travel to high-risk countries (China, South Korea, and Northern Italy: Lombardy, Veneto, Piedmont and Emilia-Romagna). Those who have already arrived in the aforementioned countries are recommended to follow the official information about the coronavirus and take all preventative measures that are specified by the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Lithuania and international experts.

In accordance with the recommendations of the NPHC, all persons who have recently visited the countries that are suffering from outbreaks of COVID-19 must provide information to the NPHC of Lithuania and fill in an online form. Please remember that if you experience COVID-19 symptoms (fever, cough, difficulty breathing) during the incubation period of 14 days after the trip, it is recommended to immediately call the emergency phone number 112.

Information for students who recently returned from countries with COVID-19 outbreaks

VMU recommends you to stay home and observe your health for the period of 14 days following the last day of the visit in the aforementioned countries. Send an e-mail informing the lecturers and the administration of the faculty in which you are studying and provide a document that confirms your trip.

Information for students who are arriving to reside in VMU dormitories from countries suffering COVID-19 outbreaks

VMU will provide the conditions for these students to reside in separate dormitory rooms and monitor their health and well-being for the incubation period of 14 days. If you are arriving or returning to reside in the dormitories from the countries suffering from the coronavirus outbreak, please inform the dormitory manager about destination from where you are arriving and, if needed, provide a document confirming the trip.

Information for the employees of Vytautas Magnus University (VMU)

Taking into consideration the recommendations by the Ministry of Health and the National Public Health Centre, we inform you that employees who have recently visited countries affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) and could have been exposed to the risk of contracting it are entitled to stay at home and observe their health for 14 days following the last day of the visit in the affected countries, in order to protect themselves and others. Such an employee must contact his or her immediate superior regarding the completion of the Annex to the Employment Contract for Remote Work (see the attached Terms for a Remote Employment Agreement).

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to address them to Ms. Rita Beržinskienė, Chief Specialist at the Employee and Student Safety Unit of the Department of Human Resources (+370 37  327  814).