The Swiss Government has taken the exceptional measure of closing all secondary schools and institutions of Higher Education, including universities in Switzerland. In compliance with this directive, SBS Swiss Business School has suspended classes for full time Bachelor students. SBS Swiss Business School has been preparing for this possibility and have all the measures in place to ensure that students can complete their coursework and related academic activities without any interference to their study program. SBS management is constantly monitoring developments of the current Corona Virus Pandemic and have adopted a series of measures in line with the indications of the cantonal authorities to protect the academic community and population from the Corona virus Pandemic.
All employees and faculty at SBS Swiss Business School will not travelling outside Switzerland until June 1 2020.
Furthermore, SBS based on the recommendations announced on 13 March 2020 by the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) amended the aims of the measures being taken. The aim is now to slow down the spread of infection, to protect those with increased risk of complications (such as people over 65 and those with high blood pressure, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, chronic respiratory diseases, cancer or those with disorders or undergoing treatments that weaken the immune system), and to ensure there is enough hospital capacity for severe cases.
The general protective measures are still valid:
Keep your distance. Protect the elderly by keeping a safe distance. Keep your distance from others in a queue and keep your distance at meetings.
Avoid shaking hands and other physical contact when greeting people.
Wash your hands thoroughly. Wash your hands properly several times a day with water and soap.
Cough and sneeze into a tissue or the crook of your arm. Cover your mouth and nose with a paper handkerchief when you sneeze or cough. If you don’t have a tissue, please sneeze or cough into your elbow, not your hands. This is more hygienic. If you do sneeze or cough into your hands, you should wash them straight afterwards using water and soap, if possible.
Stay at home if you have a high temperature and a cough. If you are feeling sick, it is recommended that you stay at home. This will prevent the disease from spreading to others.
Always call ahead before going to the doctor’s or the emergency department. Call your GP or the canton’s medical hotline (phone 0800 33 66 55) to discuss the next steps.
The health office has also opened a coronavirus hotline that is answered 24 hours a day: +41 58 463 00 00. Its website offers detailed information and videos on how people can protect themselves and others from illness.
For more information visit www.who.int