Information for students, faculty and staff regarding COVID-19. (Updated: 29 May 2020)

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For staff

(Last updated: 13 May 2020, 09:23) Umeå University urges all employees, in consultation with their supervisors, to work from home, either fully or partially with tasks that can be performed from home. Employees who experience symptoms – even mild ones – must stay at home and avoid social contacts.

All employees over the age of 70 are urged to follow the recommendations of the Public Health Agency of Sweden and limit their contacts with others, and hence avoid visiting the university’s campuses and workplaces.

Working remotely

Since 23 March 2020, Umeå University has urged all members of staff to fully or partially work from home, in agreement with their supervisor and with tasks that can be carried out remotely. It is currently difficult to assess for how long these recommendations will be valid.

No new calls for travel grants before August

From 7 April, all foundations tied to Umeå University, including the Kempe Foundations, are recommended not to make any new calls for travel grants before August or possibly September. A new recommendation may be required further on depending on how the travel situation has progressed due to the spread of COVID-19.