Under what circumstances am I no longer allowed on campus?
Students in education or continuing and executive education programmes, employees as well as visitors are prohibited from entering the premises of the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, if
- they have been tested positive for COVID-19.
- they experience typical COVID-19 symptoms
- they have had close contact with an infected person (less than 1.5 metres for more than 15 minutes without mask).
Persons who have been to one of the countries on the Federal quarantine list must quarantine for ten days.
What do I need to do if I experience symptoms?
You should get yourself tested. If the result comes back positive, the Cantonal authorities will be in touch with you and provide further information. As a rule, isolation at home has to continue until at least 48 hours after the symptoms have stopped and at least until ten days after the symptoms first started.
You have been tested and the test came back negative: end your isolation 24 hours after the symptoms have stopped.
To all students: Please get in touch with the head of your degree programme to inform them about the isolation ordered by your doctor or a medical authority. Have your health status checked with a quick test.
What should I do if I have been in contact with an infected person?
If you have been in close contact with a person who is infected with COVID-19, if you have been contacted be the cantonal contact tracing office or if you have received a warning from your SwissCovid app, immediately self-quarantine and avoid contact with other people.
To all students: Please get in touch with the head of your degree programme to inform them about the quarantine ordered by your doctor or a medical authority. Have your health status checked with a quick test.
Follow the instructions of the Cantonal Medical Officer and contact your general practitioner or the cantonal medical hotline (0800 33 66 55) as soon as you experience symptoms.
What do I need to do if I have tested positive for COVID-19?
If the test comes up positive, you remain in self-isolation. As a rule, self-isolation shall not end before 48 hours after the symptoms have subsided. At least ten days must have passed since the onset of the symptoms.
The Cantonal authorities in charge will contact you to ensure contact tracing and to provide additional information and directions.
Am I required to inform the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts if I experience symptoms or have fallen ill with COVID-19?
Students who have tested positive for COVID-19 are not legally required to notify the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts. However, we recommend they get in touch with their head of programme if you have COVID-19 or suspect that you might have it. The information will be treated with utmost confidence; privacy rights will be protected. We also recommend affected students inform any people they have been in close touch with over a longer period.
The Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts does not have its own contact tracing scheme. Tracing the infection chains is within the purview of the Cantonal authorities in charge.
Students in quarantine or self-isolation follow the standard procedures enforced by their heads of degree programme to withdraw from course-related events and examinations.
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