ESDi’s statement: Coronavirus COVID-19

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ESDi’s statement: Coronavirus COVID-19

March 16, 2020

ESDi-URL establishes teleworking in its face-to-face services at the University and restricts access to all facilities.

Dear all,

Following the declaration of the alarm status issued by the Spanish Government on Saturday, March 14, the FUNDIT Board of Directors has continued the measures published on Thursday, March 12 (suspend classroom activities and continue or academic activities via online). ESDI-URL has generalized teleworking in its educational, administrative and technical services until March 30.

The training activity will continue in non-classroom mode, a measure published on Thursday, March 12. Last Friday March 13th, the research department and the fields of specialization and design application adapted the continuity of the studies online, always taking into account to assure the correct academic development of the students. The staff, PDI and PAS, will carry out their services online, to preserve their health and prevent exposure to COVID-19, without prejudice to the necessary presence of critical services.

Access to ESDi-URL installations is restricted. Any person who is not authorized to access the building requires the prior authorization of the FUNDIT Board of Directors.

We appreciate the collaboration, predisposition and support from ESDi community, students, PDI and PAS, given the exceptional circumstances we are living.  Thanks to them, we are able to continue our educational services online. We appreciate their positive reaction to help to create a calm and positive environment.

March 12, 2020

ESDi-URL approves the suspension of all teaching and curricular activities in presence

The Decree of the President of Generalitat published on March 12, 2020 establishes new measures for the containment of the COVID-19 virus on the whole territory of Catalonia and provides specific actions for our Region. 

The agreement approves the suspension of all teaching and curricular activities in presence until April 3, 2020. ESDi’s facilities will remain closed from March 16, until April 3, both days included. Teaching and curricular activities will be provided in a distance learning mode. All events are still suspended.

ESDi intends to guarantee all services that ensure the functioning of all services are running regularly by online channels, and to further enhance the use of telematic tools for all compatible work activities, in order to limit movement of people.

March 11, 2020

Action protocol for the containment of the COVID-19 virus

We inform you that ESDi Higher School of Design is constantly monitoring the evolution of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) disease and following the guidelines of the academic and healthcare authorities. In this regard, the URL (Ramon Llull University) has created a Monitoring Committee of the COVID-19 where all the institutions of the URL are represented.

You can consult the official communications of the Ramon Llull University in the following link: https://www.url.edu/en/press/news/institutional/2020/information-about-coronavirus.

Action protocol and communication channels:

An action protocol has been defined by ESDi, it is available for consultation in the following link.

There is an email through which all members of the ESDi Community can send their questions: health@esdi.edu.es

Any information related to COVID-19 that may affect members of the ESDi Community will be posted on this website and the official communication channels of the school.

We recommend that members of the ESDi Community follow the guidelines of the Public Health authorities and stay tuned for updated information through these links:

Spain / Catalonia:

European and global area:

ESDi is maintaining its academic activity. In the event of any change, it will be communicated through the official communication channels of the school.

If any member of the ESDi Community has symptoms such as general malaise, cough, fever or shortness of breath, it is necessary to stay home and call 061, reporting the circumstance of having traveled to risk areas or being in contact with people diagnosed with COVID-19.

You can see more information in this video of the World Health Organization: