Information about COVID-19
Information updated 17:00, 1st April, 2020.
Prevention Measures and Actions against Coronavirus at Vytautas Magnus University
Dear community of Vytautas Magnus University,
As we are constantly monitoring the most recent information and taking into consideration the recommendations by the Ministry of Health, the National Public Health Center under the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education, Science and Sport, as well as the recommendations by the World Health Organisation and the practices by other institutions of higher education around the world, all of them working to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), we would like to inform you about the new policy effective from March 12 at Vytautas Magnus University (VMU).
The members of VMU community are obliged to comply with the regulations provided below and follow the updates on the information.
We would also like to inform you that there is a task force operating at the university which addresses questions related to this extraordinary situation.
Meetings, gatherings and events
Organisation of the study process
Working conditions for staff
Personal means to prevent COVID-19
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Can a person who has not lived in the dormitory before use the dormitory room for self-isolation/quarantine for 14 days after he/she has returned from abroad?
I am coming back from abroad to reside in the dormitory of VMU. What should I do in order to isolate myself in one of the dormitory rooms?
What does it mean to self-isolate?
I have reserved a guest room but due to the virus outbreak I would like to cancel the reservation. How should I do this and is it possible to get my money paid for the reservation earlier back?
I have decided to move out from the dormitory and would like to terminate my accommodation agreement. How should this be done?
Who should I contact if I have other questions related to the accommodation in the dormitory?
I will not be staying in the dormitory during the nationwide quarantine. Could I get an exemption from paying accommodation fees for this period?
Is it possible to come to the university for consultations with teachers and/or the supervisor of the final thesis after all face-to-face lectures have been cancelled?
Can I come to the Music Academy or the hall in Vytauto pr. and play the instrument individually and rehearse?
Will there be any possibility to come to the university to play the instrument, rehearse and/or complete other study assignments after 10 April?
I am a final year student and, in order to prepare my final thesis, I need special equipment, literature, premises, which are currently unavailable. I am afraid that I will not be able to submit my final thesis on time.
When will lectures and other activities take place in lecture rooms and laboratories?
My examination session has been extended, but since there are no face-to-face lectures at the moment, I cannot take examinations. Shall I be eliminated from the students’ lists?
Who should I contact if I have urgent questions concerning studies?
Can I go abroad for urgent personal reasons?
What should I do if I have recently visited a virus hotspot and got sick?
Can I continue my studies online after I have returned to my country?
Do I need to terminate/suspend my studies/internship abroad if I have already returned or if I am planning to return home (to Lithuania or to any other country you live in)?
I have decided to go home. How can I do this?
Is it possible to borrow publications/books from the VMU library?
How could I renew the loan term for books that I have borrowed from the library?
I have planned my business trip abroad and I have already bought the flight tickets and booked accommodation. What should I do?
I have planned a business trip of special importance, which could not be cancelled. What should I do?
Can I plan business trips for the autumn semester?
A visit of a teacher from a foreign country has been planned for the spring semester. What should we do?
I am working remotely. Do I need to sign any documents?
What applications and/or provisions can I submit remotely?
How can I know who in the Human Resources Department provides mentoring for the department I work in?
I do not have an opportunity to print, sign and/or scan the document. How could I confirm the coordination of the documents with my immediate superiors?
What is the procedure for obtaining a signature on a document while the University carries out its activities online?
If you have any questions regarding the changes in the study organisation process at VMU in relation to COVID-19, please submit them to the email email@example.com.