University management: "Follow the Public Health Agency of Sweden’s guidelines and University of Gothenburg’s current restrictions"
Due to the Public Health Agency of Sweden’s announcement on 29 October regarding the implementation of stricter guidelines in Region Västra Götaland, among other places, the university's management would like to remind everyone of the current restrictions at the University of Gothenburg.
At an extra management meeting on Friday 30 October, the Vice-chancellor, Deans, University director, Chief librarian and the Chairman of the University of Gothenburg's student unions, urged everyone to consider the seriousness of the extensive spread of infection in society. Both employees and students are now asked to follow already existing guidelines and recommendations to prevent the spread of infection.
The number of people diagnosed with covid-19 in Region Västra Götaland, Östergötland and Stockholm has increased sharply. After consultation with the regions, the Public Health Agency of Sweden is therefore tightening the guidelines for everyone who stays there, until 19 November.
The guidelines entail, among other things, to avoid indoor environments such as shopping centers and gyms, to avoid physical contact with other people than those you live with, and to refrain from participating in meetings and concerts.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, the University of Gothenburg has taken several measures to slow down the spread of covid-19. This means that during the autumn, the university has continued to conduct large part of its activities digitally and remotely. As a general rule:
- Everyone who has the opportunity should continue to work or study from home.
- Be restrictive with travel and avoid public transport as much as possible
- Avoid overcrowding in offices and study environments
- Keep your distance and wash your hands
- Stay at home if you have the slightest symptoms
The university's collective management now urges all employees and students to follow the university's rules and thereby contribute to reducing the spread of infection in the region, while work which needs to be carried out one site can be done so in an infection-proof manner. Furthermore, everyone is encouraged to follow the developments closely and to follow local guidelines.
We would like to thank all employees and students for the great sense of responsibility you have shown so far to help to reduce the spread of infection. Now we together need to continue to persevere.
Eva Wiberg, Vice-Chancellor
Mattias Goksör, Pro-Vice-Chancellor
Anna Lindholm, University Director
Fredrika Lagergren Wahlin, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, responsible for issues regarding outreach and cooperation
Göran Landberg, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, responsible for issues regarding research
Mette Sandoff, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, responsible for issues regarding education
Malin Broberg, Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences
Per Cramér, Dean, School of Business, Economics and Law
Marie Demker, Dean, Faculty of Humanities
Göran Hilmersson, Dean, Faculty of Science
Agneta Holmäng, Dean, Sahlgrenska Academy
Åke Ingerman, Dean, Faculty of Education
Sanne Kofod Olsen, Dean, Faculty of Fine, Applied & Performing Arts Dick Stenmark, Dean, IT faculty
Morgan Palmqvist, Library Director, Gothenburg University Library
Karl Kilbo Edlund, president, University of Gothenburg Student Unions