More RUG staff are being asked to work from home, too
The University of Groningen is calling on students and employees to wear face masks in its buildings. The announcement is in line with the Dutch government’s decision to provide ‘urgent advice’ on wearing a mask in indoor public spaces.
The urgent advice to wear a face mask in publicly accessible areas applies immediately, with the RUG indicating on Twitter that it also now requires a mask in busy places and when moving in and through the buildings, OOGTV reports.
In addition, the university has decided that working from home will become the norm again for its employees. This means that the six thousand employees will be asked to work from home as much as possible until at least the Christmas period.
The RuG also announced that its buildings will remain open and that educational activities will continue as much as possible.
Separately, the IWCN (International Welcome Center North) has also decided to ask that anyone coming into the Center for an appointment to please wear a (cloth, non-medical) face mask. This is inline with advice from both the Dutch government and IND, and IWCN staff will now also be wearing masks as a matter of course.