Since the end of January 2020, Jönköping University is monitoring the situation continuously and following the information and recommendations from the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Public Health Agency of Sweden. Students and staff are urged to stay updated with information from the authorities.
Updated information can be found at ju.se/en/corona
The Public Health Agency of Sweden assesses that there is a very high risk of detecting people in Sweden that have been infected by the new corona virus abroad, and that there is also a very high risk of general spread of infection in Sweden. This is because of recent developments in Sweden and the world.
Agneta Marell, president at Jönköping University, has decided to put together a special JU-wide task force for handling questions related to the spreading of the Coronavirus. The group will handle questions which affect Jönköping University.
The group's mission is to:
The group includes representatives from the Foundation as well as all JU companies. In addition, local union representatives and representatives from the JönköpingStudent Union are part of the group. All representatives have a deputy.
The decision came into effect on 10 March 2020.
In accordance with the recommendations from the Public Health Agency and Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and in relation to the responsibilities Jönköping University has towards its employees and students, JU now advises all employees and students not to make any trips the below listed areas. All business trips to and visits from these areas should be cancelled.
The recommendation is valid until further notice.
Employees and students who have visited the affected country or region, privately or on a business trip, should work/study from home during two weeks after their arrival back to Sweden.
All students who have planned exchange studies in the affected areas during the spring have been contacted by JU and asked to follow the development and the recommendations from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. If you, as a student, have not been contacted and you have questions, please contact the International Office at JU.
If students or staff are currently abroad in an area where there is an outbreak of the Coronavirus, please follow the instructions issued by local authorities and the Embassy of Sweden. If students or staff who are abroad hold another citizenship, please visit your domestic embassy website
As the situation can change quickly, we recommend that everyone stays updated through the authorities’ information and assesses whether it is advisable to travel.
It is important not to contribute to the spread of misinformation, or to make assumptions based on insufficient information. Therefore, students and staff are encouraged to keep up to date via the responsible authorities’ websites. They update information on developments and recommendations on a regular basis.
See links below: