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Coronavirus / COVID-19

Status: 22 October 2020

Obligation to Wear Masks in Indoor Areas Expanded

It is obligatory to wear a mask in all public, freely accessible indoor areas of UZH. This includes for example in corridors, atriums, restrooms, elevators, museums, libraries and cafeterias. This also includes student workspaces in public areas and the use of free lecture halls or seminar rooms as learning spaces.

Please note: Masks not only have to be worn when walking from one place to another, but now also permanently for the duration of your stay. There is no obligation to wear masks during courses and events in lecture halls and seminar rooms if the minimum distance of 1.5 meters between people can be kept. However, we expressly recommend the use of masks during all classroom sessions. Only the marked spaces may be occupied.

You are not obliged to wear a mask in outdoor areas of UZH provided sufficient distances between people are maintained. The same applies to pure office buildings and department/institute areas, unless required by the relevant safety concepts. The information on site is final.

For Staff: Limited On Site Presence / Working from Home

Members of UZH should work on site with as limited a presence as possible. With its decision of 20 October 2020, the Executive Board of the University of Zurich amended the Directive on Adapted On-Site Operations.
Information for Staff

This Is How We Protect Each Other at UZH

Everyone at UZH (UZH members as well as external service providers and visitors) must adhere to the following rules

  • We wear a mask in all public indoor areas of UZH.
  • We adhere to the hygiene and conduct rules of the FOPH.
  • We keep 1.5 meters away from other people at all times.
  • We stay at home when we are ill or have returned from a high-risk area (according to the FOPH).
  • If we have symptoms we observe the current rules.
  • Students and guests only come to the university when their presence on-site is required.
  • UZH recommends using the SwissCovid app.

Safety Concept for the University of Zurich

The protection of students, staff and visitors to the university is of the utmost importance to UZH. Our safety concepts play a central role in ensuring everyone’s security. UZH members are requested to proactively take personal responsibility for ensuring that the safety concepts are implemented and that they and people around them stick to the rules.
Safety Concepts for the University of Zurich

Timeline of Events at UZH

An infographic showing the measures taken to protect UZH members since the start of the coronavirus crisis.
Infographic: Timeline of Events at UZH