Information about the coronavirus This page contains the latest information about the impact of the coronavirus on the University of St.Gallen. It is continually updated. Status on 23 March 2020. Ban on gatherings Basically, there is a ban on gatherings consisting of groups of more than 5 persons. Regardless of the group size, the customary protective measures are applicable (hygiene, 2 metres’ distance). Teaching The health of all students, faculty, researchers and staff has top priority for the University of St.Gallen. The University of St.Gallen (HSG) has completely switched its teaching and classroom events to online formats. This is expected to be applicable until the end of term time on 24 May 2020. Thus the lectures at the Bachelor’s, Master’s and Ph.D. Levels will be exclusively held online for the rest of the current Spring Semester 2020. The new web-conferencing tool Zoom is now available to faculty members in all the rooms. In this way, lectures can be transmitted live and recorded. Recorded lectures will remain retrievable for 30 days. Conferences will continue to be available in the HSG’s StudyNet for lectures/seminars with up to 100 participants. Public programme The public programme of the University of St.Gallen has been cancelled for the rest of the semester. Library The Library Building, including the cafeteria, will be closed with immediate effect probably until 19 April 2020. Books will be sent free of charge for HSG-members inside Switzerland, and articles will be sent by e-mail. On-campus learning stations will no longer be available to students. Advice centres All the HSG’s advice centres can be contacted by telephone and e-mail. Mensa The Mensa restaurant will serve as a canteen, be reduced to 50 seats, and only be open to staff. HSG Shop The HSG Shop will be closed to the public probably until 19 April 2020. Online orders will still be processed.