Due to previously issued emergency measures of the Ministry and government regulations, it has already been decided that teaching at VSB-TUO will be provided in the form of distance learning by the end of the academic year 2019/2020. Therefore, the Rector stipulated that the personal presence of VSB-TUO students is permitted only to students in the final year of study, under these conditions:
Entry into the VSB-TUO premises for students in other years can be realized only in the case of individual visits to libraries and study rooms for the purpose of collecting or handing in study literature, and only in urgent cases and under the conditions specified in paragraph 3. In urgent cases, the Dean of the Faculty will decide on the entry of such students into the VSB-TUO premises and will inform the Rector of VSB-TUO, including the justification of the decision.
Rector’s Order in Relation to the Decision of the Regional Public Health Authority of the Moravian-Silesian Region
I. Introductory provisions
This order is issued in connection with the decision of the Regional Public Health Authority of the Moravian-Silesian Region (hereinafter referred to as the “RPHA”), ref. KHSMS 24160/2020/OV/HP of 18 May 2020, delivered to VSB – Technical University of Ostrava (hereinafter referred to as “VSB-TUO”) on 18 May 2020. The decision was issued to prevent the spread of the epidemic and to prevent the spread of the infectious disease COVID-19 (hereinafter referred to as “COVID-19”) and orders VSB-TUO to implement the emergency measures in the event of an epidemic, and the risk of an epidemic set out in this Decision with immediate effect at all their operations and workplaces.
VSB-TUO does not agree with the above-mentioned decision of the RPHA and shall file an appeal against this decision of the RPHA. However, an appeal does not have a suspensive effect, so the following measures must be put in place. The university management makes every effort to annul the above-mentioned RPHA decision.
The implementation of the measures specified in this order must be continuously monitored by persons at the head of individual components of VSB-TUO.
II. Measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 according to the decision of the RPHA
The Rector orders:
After each shift, to ensure disinfection of the space and surfaces in all sanitary facilities (bathrooms, changing rooms, toilets), as well as the space and surfaces in catering facilities, corridors, stairs, elevators, or other common areas using a virucidal disinfectant.
To carry out continuous disinfection of gripping points such as door handles, handles and switches.
To ensure the use of the personal protective equipment (hereinafter referred to as the “PPE”), such as gloves and respiratory protection, for all persons performing activities for VSB-TUO (hereinafter referred to as the “persons”) at all operations and workplaces.
To ensure an alcohol-based hand disinfectant for all persons.
To ensure disposable paper hand towels.
To ensure an inlet filter for all persons entering the VSB-TUO buildings by ascertaining the current state of health with a focus on the symptoms of COVID-19 and measuring body temperature.
If a temperature higher than 37.5°C is measured in the case of the person entering the building, a control measurement will be performed after five minutes. If the person’s temperature is measured higher than 37.5°C for the second time, or if the person entering the building is suspected of having COVID-19 due to other symptoms, such a person will not be admitted to the building. If this person is an employee, he/she must immediately inform his/her superior employee about this fact.
To acquaint all persons moving round all VSB-TUO operations and workplaces with the ordered anti-epidemic measures and to ensure their observance.
To report immediately any person with a suspected COVID-19 disease to the head of the Safety Department, Ing. Jiří Šimíček, or the director of the AFS Tomáš Otipek, if he/she is a person accommodated in an accommodation facility operated by the AFS or a person working at the AFS.
When transporting persons by means of transport owned by VSB-TUO, to ensure the disinfection of the means of transport with a disinfectant with a virucidal effect, before each entry of persons into the means of transport.
III. Final Provisions
Workers in leading positions are obliged to ensure demonstrable acquaintance of their subordinates with this order of the Rector.
Failure to comply with this order of the Rector may in some points be considered an offence.
This order shall take effect on the day of its publication.
From 13 March 2020, rector imposes a ban on entry for all foreigners coming from risk areas to the premises of all VSB-TUO campuses, with the exception of foreigners staying temporarily over 90 days or permanent residence in the Czech Republic.