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Notice Nº4

The state of emergency imposed due to the COVID19 pandemic ended on 2 May, giving way to a period of public calamity. Following the change in scenario, recommendations were made by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education to gradually return to in-person activities at higher education institutions.

ISMAI has sought to carry out all academic activities using distance learning, via the Microsoft Teams platform, from the first moment the confinement process began.  It is now important, following the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education, to adopt a set of rules and regulations that make it possible to gradually return to some in-person activities, while following all the recommendations from health authorities.

Note that a return to any in-person activity does not mean a return to the normality common before the break in teaching activities, but rather ensure that the academic year can end in the best way possible for all students, within the established time frame.

The distance teaching activities will remain, following the same format thas has been in place, for a considerable proportion of course units. However, whenever possible, they may be gradually and effectively combined with in-person activities, specifically practical, laboratory and continuous and final assessment activities, starting 25 May. This will only happen where the necessary hygiene and safety conditions can be met and if there are areas that have the physical distancing conditions needed to stop possible contagion by COVID19.

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What is a coronavirus?

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses which may cause illness in animals or humans.  In humans, several coronaviruses are known to cause respiratory infections ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). The most recently discovered coronavirus causes coronavirus disease COVID-19.


What is COVID-19?

COVID-19 is the infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered coronavirus. This new virus and disease were unknown before the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December 2019.


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