ETU "LETI" approved the safety regulations during the coronavirus pandemics
Viktor Sheludko, Rector of ETU "LETI," approved the standard for the safe operation of the university and general provisions for the organization of work of the university during the spread of novel coronavirus disease.
According to the "General provisions for the organization of work of the university during the spread of coronavirus disease," the visit of students to the campus of the university is temporarily suspended, except for living in dormitories of the university for the period from April 6 to April 30, 2020.
Conducting all types of classes, training, work experience, and pre-diploma internships, tests continues using distance learning technologies. The students' access to the university campus is excluded. Educational materials are sent via online educational services of the university, or other educational services.
Research is carried out observing measures on prevention of the spread of a novel coronavirus disease COVID-19 and mainly remotely.
"All students who live in dormitories but have left them for the period of distance learning are exempt from accommodation fees (including rent and utility bills). Students living in dormitories are prohibited from performing any kind of work outside the dormitory. Persons who find themselves in a difficult financial situation as a result of refusal to work under employment contracts are entitled to partial financial support".
Access to dormitories for those returning early is denied. Residents in the dormitory cannot leave the dormitory for a long time (more than 1.5-2 hours). Leaving the dormitory is possible only to visit groceries and pharmacies.
Regularly, the staff of Interuniversity Polyclinic No. 76 monitors the health condition of students living in dormitories. Student volunteers carry out daily temperature checks of such students.
"Standard for the safe operation of St. Petersburg Technical University "LETI," including health and hygienic safety to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in St. Petersburg" contains the requirements to the health regulations of the university, personal hygiene of employees and students, access to the campus and dormitories, nutrition of employees and students living in the dormitory, sanitation of premises, providing employees with protective equipment. The document was developed following recommendations on coronavirus prevention of Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing.
"According to the standard, the 210 employees needed for the operation of the university shall not be switched to remote operation. 1,743 people will work remotely. 189 people have a non-working day mode with pay."
At the entrance to the campus and the dormitory of the university, the body temperature of the employees is measured. If the temperature is 37.0 °C or higher or if there are other clear signs of a respiratory tract infection, the entry of the employee is prohibited.
Employees in contact with visitors are provided with personal protective equipment: goggles, disposable gloves, respirators, disposable coats. If possible, workplaces are equipped with devices protecting workers from a direct droplet infection.
Preventive disinfection on the campus is carried out systematically. It includes personal hygiene measures, disinfection of dining rooms and kitchen utensils in dormitories, ventilation and air disinfection, wet cleaning with disinfectants, disinfection of contact surfaces.