Dear ŞEHİR members,
Coronavirus (COVID-19), which first appeared as a pneumonia case in Wuhan, China on December 31, 2019, and officially named on January 7, 2020, is a serious flu epidemic that threatens public health. As the University Administration, it is our primary duty to ensure the maximum protection of the students and employees of our university from this epidemic.
After the emergence of the first cases in Turkey on March 11, 2020, it was vitally necessary for İstanbul Şehir University Senate to make following decisions and take necessary actions in line with the announcements of Higher Education Council and the Ministry of Health.
These decisions will be valid until further notice.
Past International Trips
All full-time and part-time faculty, staff and students who returned from an international trip as of 1 March 2020, are supposed to meet following requirements from the date they return Turkey:
We request all full-time and part-time faculty, staff and students to cancel all their international travels for purposes such as international meetings, Erasmus mobility, touristic trips, etc. Please note that this decision aims to avoid problems that might occur on your way back to Turkey as well as within the countries visited. In case of a compulsory trip to a foreign country, please inform Rectorate via email@example.com.
We recommend that you restrict all domestic travels unless it is mandatory. In case of domestic travel planning, air travel should be avoided.
Submit your annual leave requests to the supervisor you are affiliated with and to the Office of Human Resources and Quality Coordination by stating the place of residence during your stay.
All the events planned to be organized at our university (all conferences, symposiums, workshops, seminars, all events that will include local or foreign speakers and audiences outside our university community, career events, student club events, etc.) have been canceled until further notice.
Measures regarding the visitors coming to our campus have been increased.
Visitors and guests will not be accepted to the library and dormitories.
In addition to our current cleaning procedures to prevent the coronavirus from spreading on our campus, following measures are taken.
What You Need to Do…
For the prevention of COVID-19 and similar respiratory diseases, our current recommendations based on the Republic of Turkey Health Ministry's proposed measures are as follows:
For comments and suggestions, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
We wish you a long and healthy life,
İstanbul Şehir University