Mon 17 May 2021 14:07

This autumn’s work situation raises questions – will there be a return to campus or continue homework? Deputy Vice-Chancellor Eva Dannetun tries to give a picture of what it might look like. However, how the pandemic progresses will be crucial.

Uncertainty about how the pandemic situation will develop makes it difficult to give any definitive information about what the autumn’s work situation will look like. Deputy Vice-Chancellor Eva Dannetun, who is also coordinator of the university’s corona group, says, however, that it will probably vary depending on your duties.

Alternate campus education
Before the admission notice expires this summer, a schedule for the autumn campus education, based on the wishes of the heads of departments, will be presented.
”The idea is that education should take place alternately on campus and remotely, so that students who applied for campus education can have certain lessons on site. With alternate teaching, we can avoid congestion as fewer people are on campus at the same time. Employees with more site independent tasks are asked to continue working from home for a while”, Eva Dannetun says.

Extended work from home
Last Wednesday, May 12nd, new announcements and recommendations came. The Government then extended the task of government agencies to ensure that as many employees as possible can work from home. This means work from home until 15 September 2021.
”The Public Health Agency’s report describes three different levels for the spread of infection and recommended measures based on these. Once we reach level 2, the recommendation for distance teaching for, among other things, higher education institutions can cease”, says Eva Dannetun.

Three different levels of contagion
• Level 3 is a national state with severely burdened medical care that is manifested by a number of regions being in disaster, reinforcement or staff situation. Care that is not acute must be postponed because a large number of individuals need medical care for covid-19. A majority of the regions have either a plateau, are at a high level or have an increasing number of cases.

• Level 2 means a national permit where healthcare in most regions is well positioned to cope with the care of covid-19 patients. It is a plateau phase in the spread of infection at a relatively low level or a declining number of cases in most regions. At this level, the recommendation on distance teaching for, among other things, universities can be removed.

• Level 1 is a condition in which few patients are admitted with covid-19. Few individuals are confirmed infected with covid-19, and only minor outbreaks occur.

“What the pandemic situation looks like after the summer is crucial for how we are ultimately allowed to act, but the hope is that we are in level 2 and can conduct a corona-adapted campus education. This is what we continue to plan for", says Eva Dannetun.

The page was updated 5/17/2021