COVID-19: SSE Riga closed for students during the period March 13 - April 14
The health and safety of students and staff is our top priority. As we all monitor the headlines regarding the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) it has become clear that responsible action is necessary.
On March 12, Latvian government announced widespread measures to contain coronavirus and issued a decision to stop educational activities in highschools and universities during the period March 13 - April 14, 2020.
No educational activities involving physical presence, e.g. lectures, seminars, presentations and exams will take place at SSE Riga during this period and the School will be closed for students.
The educational activities will be rearranged and to the extent possible classes will go digital and involve more of self-studies and individual assignments.
On-site lectures are suspended, but the study process will proceed according to the updated schedule. The study process will be organized using various digital tools - Google Meet, Zoom, E-learning platform and Skype. SSE Riga staff is working remotely (regular office hours) ensuring that all operations are continued.
Latvia temporarily suspends international air, road, sea and railway passenger traffic effective March 17. All travellers returning to Latvia from abroad with special repatriation services have to self-isolate for a period of 14 days. Persons in need of consular assistance can call the Consular Department on the emergency number: +371 26 33 77 11 or email email@example.com.
Regardless of the number of participants all public events are cancelled and prohibited. The museums, theatres and cinemas are closed. Many shops are closed to reduce the risk of the spread of the coronavirus. The principle of "maximum social distancing" should be applied.
Hygiene and Prevention
- Wash your hands frequently and use antibacterial gel if needed
- Cover your mouth with a tissue or a sleeve when you cough/sneeze
- Avoid touching your face
- Avoid shaking hands
- Avoid close contact with sick people
- Keep a safe, 2 metre distance from other in public areas
Medical Services in Latvia
If you have severe symptoms (feel sick with fever, cough, or difficulty breathing), call 113 and identify your symptoms and travel history/contact history to the dispatcher.
If your symptoms are mild, call 8303 to arrange laboratory testing.
Hotline for Covid-19 related inquiries (24 hours, 7 days a week) - 8345.
Latvian Emergency medical services:
Latvian Center for Disease Prevention and Control:
The State of Emergency Declaration
Latvia has declared the State of Emergency until April 14, 2020.
LV Par ārkārtējās situācijas izsludināšanu
ENG Regarding the Declaration of Emergency Situation
RUS Об объявлении чрезвычайной ситуации
SSE Riga will continue to monitor guidelines issued by the Government of Latvia, the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Education and Science and will provide expanded guidance should it be deemed necessary.
Please be informed that we have set up a special e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org if you need advice about the current situation and official regulations as the prevalence of COVID-19 infection is changing rapidly.
Further information and updates will follow.