In line with the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) announcement by the Council of Higher Education, some measures to be taken by our University are as follows:
- The persons who are above the age of 60, have a chronic illness (people with immunity system problems, cancer patients, people with chronic respiratory diseases, obesity and diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, organ transplant patients, and other chronic diseases) are disabled and are pregnant in our academic or administrative staff will be deemed on administrative leave until April 6, 2020.
- Due to suspension in schools, academic and administrative staff who want to be with their children during this period can take annual leave.
- Pursuant to decisions taken by the Council of Higher Education, all international trips including those previously planned have been cancelled until further notice. For compulsory and urgent cases, the request as an attachment to decision by University Executive Board must be submitted to Council of Higher Education to be assessed pursuant to Presidential Circular No. 2020/2 dated 12 March 2020.
- Persons in our academic and administrative staff who travelled to high-risk countries identified by Ministry of Health are required to self-quarantine for 14 days upon returning to Turkey and to start working again after this period.