15.03.2020

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.

 

Restrictions

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 palidziba@mfa.gov.lv.  

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.

Official website of COVID-19 updates in Latvia

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: 
http://www.nmpd.gov.lv/en/ 

Latvian Center for Disease Prevention and Control: 
https://spkc.gov.lv/en/news

The State of Emergency Declaration

Latvia has declared the State of Emergency until April 14, 2020.

LV Par ārkārtējās situācijas izsludināšanu
https://www.mk.gov.lv/lv/aktualitates/par-arkartejas-situacijas-izsludinasanu

ENG Regarding the Declaration of Emergency Situation
https://www.mk.gov.lv/en/aktualitates/regarding-declation-emergency-situation

RUS Об объявлении чрезвычайной ситуации
https://www.mk.gov.lv/ru/aktualitates/ob-obyavlenii-chrezvychaynoy-situacii

Frequently Asked Questions

Q&A prepared by the Cabinet of Ministers on the coronavirus situation in Latvia (updated 26.03.2020.)

LV: https://www.mk.gov.lv/lv/content/covid-19

ENG: https://www.mk.gov.lv/en/content/covid-19

RUS: https://www.mk.gov.lv/ru/content/covid-19

 

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 hello@sseriga.edu 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.

The state of emergency is declared in the Republic of Latvia until April 14, 2020, in order to control the spread of coronavirus disease (abbreviated “COVID-19”).

Dana Kumpiņa
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