With the beginning of the academic year, SUSU will fully implement preventive and anti-epidemiological measures in accordance with the recommendations of Rospotrebnadzor (Russian Agency for Health and Consumer Rights) and the Ministry of Education and Science. Masks will be mandatory in the university.
"Gauze and fabric masks serve as a barrier and are capable of trapping saliva particles that may contain infectious agents," said Olga Veselova, Director of the SUSU Medical Centre. “Reusable gauze masks provide good carbon dioxide transmission during exhalation, are comfortable to wear—they are less prone to wrinkling and deformation during conversation, which is very important during the educational process."
Note that you should not wear reusable masks multiple times without special cleaning (washing and ironing). When wearing a mask, make sure that it covers your mouth, nose (up to the bridge), and chin. The mask should fit as tightly to the face as possible.
"Do not touch the mask with your hands while wearing it. Change the mask as soon as it becomes damp, but at least every 2-3 hours. Remove the mask only by the straps—without touching the fabric or gauze. After changing your mask, wash your hands with soap and use sanitizer if possible," Olga Veselova added.
Besides the requirement for masks, there are measures of viral disease prevention for SUSU teachers and students.
Temperature is measured in the foyer of all university entrances. No one with a fever or symptoms of viral diseases will be admitted to the university.
In addition, such measures as social distancing, regular ventilation and treatment of the premises, thermometry, keeping logs of health status and contacts of employees, and preventive talks will be taken.
Masks are one of the preventive measures used to reduce the risk of spreading infectious diseases.
According to the Guidelines for the Prevention of New Coronavirus Infection (COVID-19) in Institutions of Higher Education MR 3.1/2.1.0205-20 and the Chelyabinsk Region Government Decree No.288-RP as of 06.05.2020, in order to prevent infection and the spread of infectious diseases, all students and staff of an educational organisation must wear personal protective equipment.