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University Of Navarra Prepares A Return To Classroom In Person

The commitment of the University of Navarra for the beginning of the course, which will take place on September 1, continues to be face-to-face, “always following the indications of the health authorities and with flexibility to adapt to the evolution of the pandemic.” In order to guarantee a safe start to the course and prevent the spread of Covid-19 , the academic center has established various measures.

In the first place, the students of the Pamplona campus will be able to get vaccinated at the University headquarters during the first days of the course. The Government of Navarra has authorized the administration and he will be the one who manages the inoculation of the students with the collaboration of the University. All those who have not already been immunized or have a vaccination schedule pending, the UN has informed in a note.

Complementary to this process and to know the incidence of the pandemic among students, they will be asked to prove their vaccination status. In the same way, and to favor a beginning of the course with full guarantees, from August 26, free PCR will be carried out to students, except for those who have the complete vaccination schedule, have had the disease in the last 180 days or have a negative PCR performed in the last 72 hours.

Capacity, masks, cleaning and ventilation
On the other hand, the sanitary measures regarding capacity, use of masks, cleaning of spaces, etc. have been reviewed . Regarding the capacity in classrooms and seminars, they remain as the 20-21 course (1.5 meters between the seats in the classrooms).

The masks are still mandatory indoors and outdoors when not 1.5 meters is guaranteed . The cleanliness of spaces, ventilation, as well as all the signage with the indications that must be followed according to the regulations will also be maintained. On the other hand, the virtual medical office (Covid Area) will continue to assist and monitor infections and close contacts of students and professionals.

Balance of the course 20/21
During the past year, the University allocated 4 million euros to measures against Covid-19 . 34,042 PCR and 10,769 antigen tests were carried out on students and professionals , and 1,360 students who carried out clinical practices were vaccinated .

Likewise, more than 750 people were attended in person in the Covid Area, which also answered 13,500 emails. 1,350 open jobs were enabled on campus and 165,500 teaching hours were taught in classrooms, the academic center added.

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