Information about the Coronavirus (covid-19) for staff and students

[Updated 2020-07-03] Information to Dalarna University staff and students is updated continually as reports come in on the spread of the virus.

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University Management is monitoring developments  by consulting information provided by the Public Health Agency of Sweden and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs. The health, well-being and safety of staff and students are the University's highest priority.

On Friday, May 29, the Swedish Government announced that the previous recommendation concerning higher education institutions in Sweden is to be withdrawn as of June 15.

This means that we plan for a start with campus-based studies during the fall semseter, but which of course strictly follows the general recommendations of the Public Health Agency of Sweden. Dalarna University continues to follow the recommendations of the Public Health Agency for public gatherings on keeping distance and limiting the number of people gathered to a maximum of 50 people.

In the fall semester, the studies may be conducted entirely online-based, entirely campus-based or in a combination of the two. Students admitted to a campus-based education should therefore be prepared to be present when the fall semester starts. How the study form will look like for each program and course is found in our learning platform Learn.

Until further notice, the following applies:

  • On March 27, 2020, the Swedish Government made the decision that public gatherings of more than 50 people must be cancelled.
  • Dalarna University buildings will remain open so that students have somewhere to work individually in well-ventilated places with Internet connection and access to computers. To access certain areas of campus, you will need to use your keycard. Staff and students must avoid meeting in groups in the university buildings.
  • You will continue to receive CSN. More information on CSN's website
  • Forms of examination may change.
  • Resources will be channelled to where they are most needed in accordance with the new recommendations

Travel

Read more about restrictions for traveling:

Personal Hygiene

  • Cough and sneeze into the crook of your arm
  • Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water; hand sanitisers are also effective
  • Avoid touching your face if your hands are not clean

Public toilets at the University are cleaned twice a day instead of once a day.

Frequently Asked Questions

Further Information

For further information and advice about the outbreak, we refer you to the following: 

If you have any questions, please contact your immediate manager (staff) or your programme coordinator (students).

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