20 Mar 2020

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İTÜ Novel Coronavirus Measures - 30 May 2020

İTÜ COVID-19 Normalization Plan

You may reach the Covid-19 Normalization Plan of Istanbul Technical University from here.

 

İTÜ Novel Coronavirus Measures - 06 May 2020

Dear Students and Colleagues,

You may reach all the announcements done via İTÜ website and e-mails,  implementations of our university, frequently asked questions, individual measures to be taken, webinars, clinical research and R&D activities conducted at our university with regard to COVID-19  via http://www.itu.edu.tr/koronavirus.

The İTÜ Coordination Desk, established for coronavirus measures, continues to provide 24/7 service via phones and e-mail.

koronavirus@itu.edu.tr
covid19@itu.edu.tr
(0534) 022 69 92
(0212) 285 34 89
(0212) 285 70 50

 

 

İTÜ CAMPUS ENTRANCES

Campus entrances will be taken under control for all pedestrians and vehicles, with the exception of our academic and administrative staff and personnel shuttles.

In this process, the entrance of our graduates and retired members to the campus has been suspended.

The automatic passage system at the doors will continue to operate. 

Our members should send an explanatory email to the İTÜ Coordination Desk (covid19@itu.edu.tr) for their visitors to enter the campus. In case of permittance for visitors to enter campuses, they must comply with hygiene factors such as the use of masks and gloves and respect social distance.

Except for our students staying in our dormitories, the entrance of other students will be restricted.

The new arrangement at our Ayazağa Campus gates came into force as stated in the table below:


EDUCATION ACTIVITIES

In line with the educational decisions announced by YÖK to prevent the spreading of Novel Coronavirus pandemic, the teaching activities (undergraduate, graduate, İTÜSEM) will be carried out by distance education in the Spring Semester of 2019-2020 academic year. Distance education in İTÜ started on April 6, 2020.

You can find details about distance education here.


USE OF CLASSROOMS AND LABORATORIES

Central classrooms at Ayazağa Campus (MED-A and MED-B) and classrooms in all campuses and faculties will be closed.

Undergraduate and graduate students working in laboratories are prohibited from entering the laboratories. Only academic and administrative staff undertaking compulsory studies will be able to access laboratories.


INTERNSHIPS

In accordance with the notification of YÖK, the active internships and insurances of our students are suspended, excluding long term internships of students at Maritime Faculty. Hence, it is not possible for students to start or continue internship, except that of Maritime Faculty students. You may reach the relevant explanation of YÖK from here.


BENEFICIARIES OF ERASMUS+ PROGRAMME

As for the decision by the Council of Higher Education, dated 13 March 2020:

Calls regarding Foreign Language Education, Mevlana and Project Based Mevlana Programs made by the Council of Higher Education shall be canceled.

It is necessary to take the required measures to prevent any unjust treatment due to course adjustments for those students who were abroad and returned to country under the exchange programs such as Mevlana or Erasmus.

The recent announcement by the Presidency of the Republic of Turkey, Directorate of Communications, regulates the arrival of the Erasmus students from abroad to Turkey.
You may reach the detailed statements via link 1 and link 2. 


ACADEMIC and SOCIAL EVENTS 

As for the the decision by the Council of Higher Education, dated 13 March 2020; Education and training activities, academic exchange programs, social and cultural activities, sports competitions, all international activities (including those already planned) with a wide range of academic or administrative staff or student participation have been canceled until a second announcement.

All kinds of congresses, symposiums and meetings, social / cultural events and sports activities and student club events have been suspended at İTÜ Campuses for 3 weeks. Plus, technical trips have been suspended for a period of three weeks.


LIBRARY

Mustafa Inan Central Library and all faculty libraries will be closed for the use of our students. As of March 17, 2020, the closing time of Mustafa Inan Central Library has been updated as 16:00.

As of 16 March 2020, the return dates of the publications have been extended until a second announcement.


INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES SERVICES

In accordance with the measures taken in line with the principle of limiting on-campus interactions, user services that operate on the basis of 24/7 service principle of the Information Technologies Department will only be provided during working hours. Workshop Technical Services are also suspended until the next announcement. You may reach the details via the following link: https://bidb.itu.edu.tr/


SPORTS FACILITIES

All İTÜ Sports Facilities are closed for use. (Stadium, Indoor Swimming Pools, Wellness Center, Indoor Sports Halls and Indoor/Outdoor Tennis Courts, astro pitches, etc.)


TRAVELLING ABROAD

As for the decision by Council of Higher Education, dated 13 March 2020:

The foreign travels of academic and administrative staff working in higher education institutions, including those previously planned, shall be canceled until a second announcement. In case of compulsory and urgent situations, the request will be sent with the annex of the decision of the University Executive Board, to the Presidency of Council of Higher Education for evaluation, in accordance with the Presidential Circular dated 12 March 2020 and numbered 2020/2.

Higher education institutions shall inform the students (Turkish and foreign nationals) that in case of traveling abroad, they may encounter with problems according to the pandemic status upon their return. Their flights may be cancelled and they may not continue their education for at least 14 days when they return, along with other problems.

Our students and members who have returned from abroad within the last 14 days should not come to the campuses in line with the warning by the Ministry of Health “not leave the house for 14 days”. In this case, students are required to submit their return documents from abroad to the deanship and the staff to the unit they are aligned to for absenteeism and examination rights during the 14-day “home-based (quarantine)” process. 


WORKING HOURS

Starting from Monday, May 04, 2020, the office hours are regulated for 09.00-16.30, lunch break is 12.30-13.00 and service departure times are 16.35.

LEAVES

As for the the decision by Council of Higher Education, dated 13 March 2020:

Those who are 60 years of age and above, except for the President, Deputy Chairman, members of the executive board, Chairman and members of the Higher Education Supervisory Board, Secretary General, Deputy Secretary General, Head of Department, Press and Public Relations Consultant and Legal Counsel, and those who are on legal breast-feeding leave, disabled employees, disadvantaged groups determined by the Ministry of Health (those with immune problems, cancer patients, chronic respiratory patients, obesity and diabetes, cardiovascular patients, organ transplant patients, chronic patients) will be on leave for twelve days starting from 16 March 2020.

The annual leave demands of female academic and administrative staff with children in preschool and primary education shall be met and compassionate leaves for those who do not have the right to annual leave shall be used, and the annual leave demands of other academic and administrative staff shall be considered in accordance with the legal regulations.

Public officials abroad are deemed to have administrative leave for the part of the period of isolation at home for 14 days following the date of return to the country. The mentioned personnel are required to provide information to the İTÜ Coordination Desk e-mail addresses (the country they returned from, their return dates, their address, contact information, current health status ... etc.).


İTÜ DINING HALLS

Lunch time has been updated from 12:00 to 13:30.

Dinner services are suspended in Tuzla and Gümüşsuyu dining halls as the number of students + staff eating at both dining halls dropped below 50. Dinner services at Maslak dining hall is available between 17:30 and 18:30.

Starting from 18.03.2020 in Gümüşsuyu, Taşkışla and Maçka dining halls, food service will only be provided in halls reserved for students.

In the annexed circular issued by the Ministry of Interior on March 21, 2020, “All food producing places will serve only in a takeaway, grab-and-go manner, without allowing consumers to sit down. For this reason, it has been decided to remove the seating areas in these places and not to accept consumers in these areas. In this framework, the seating areas are closed in İTÜ dining hall and main course is served as a “grab-and-go”.


PRIVATE BUSINESSES

The businesses on İTÜ Campuses and faculty buildings have been temporarily closed.

A101 and Şok groceries will serve between 10.00-20.00 and Migros grocery will serve between 09:00 and 19:00, which are all located at İTÜ Maslak Campus.The maximum number of customers that can be found in the groceries are calculated according to the size of the service area and are posted at the groceries’ entrances, which are as follows: A101: 36, Migros: 24 and Şok Market: 28. Customers waiting to enter the markets must wait at least 1 meter apart.

Vakıfbank continues its services between 09:00 and 17:00.

Big Slice Pizza, one of the food businesses, has been opened for service and serves as takeaway or grab-and-go service.

İTÜ DORMITORIES AND GUESTHOUSE

All reservations made to our guesthouses from abroad have been canceled. Domestic new reservation requests are not accepted.

Our university offers accommodation services to approximately 5000 students in 29 dormitories and 2 student guest houses. Our students who are staying at İTÜ Dormitories due to infectious diseases, epidemics and similar situations considered as force majeure in dormitory services will be charged for “only the time they use the dormitories” starting from 16 March 2020 as stated in the YÖK decision, and “offsetting in the period they will start to use in the next month” to ensure that no harm occurs. Within the scope of the measures taken, the fees paid by our students who will not stay in the dormitories for reasons such as graduation from the date of departure from the dormitories will be divided into 30 days, and their tuition fees will be refunded for the period they did not stay.


İTÜ MEDİKO SOCIAL CENTERS

Our Ayazağa Mediko Social Center will continue to serve with a stronger staff established by uniting healthcare professionals in Ayazağa and Maçka Mediko Social Centers. Maçka Mediko Social Center was “temporarily closed” for service.

In dental treatments, services are provided only in situations that require urgent intervention.


NURSERIES

In accordance with the statement of the Republic of Turkey, Ministry of Family, Labor and Social Services, our university nurseries will be closed from 16 March 2020 until the next statement of the Ministry.


ON-CAMPUS SHUTTLES

Only ring shuttles for on-campus housing will continue. Other shuttle services are temporarily suspended. Housing service hours are as follows.

PARKING SUBSCRIPTIONS 

Student subscriptions for parking are suspended as of 16 March 2020. The remaining duration of their subscription will continue once the education on campus restarts. 


DOCUMENT SUPPLY

None of the documents that can be obtained through e-state will be delivered by the units of our University.


MEASURES

Hygiene and disinfection;

www.itu.edu.tr/koronavirus is established.

In order to reduce personal hygiene and infection risk, information posters of the Ministry of Health were hung in our dormitories, dining halls and faculties.

News with scientific content on Novel Coronavirus are carried out on İTÜ official web pages.

Protection methods for all the public are regularly shared via İTÜ official social media accounts.

The staff in all units of İTÜ was informed about the New Coronavirus. Disinfection of all private enterprises in our campuses has been made compulsory, New Coronavirus notifications have been given to their employees, and their control has been increased by notifying the application of masks, gloves and other hygiene rules.

A protocol suitable for New Coronavirus disinfection is carried out in the cleaning of all areas (classrooms, food preparation and service areas of dining halls and private establishments, libraries, laboratories, nurseries, dormitories, guesthouses, toilettes) at İTÜ Campuses. The cleaning agents used in all dining halls outside the food production areas were replaced with cleaning agents with disinfectant properties.In addition, contact points such as tables, chairs, door handles, sink faucets, toilet covers, handrails, electrical switches in common areas are regularly disinfected.

The cleaning and disinfection processes of kitchens, dishwashers and staff toilets at our university dining halls have been tightened according to the protocol compatible with the Novel Coronavirus disinfection. Novel Coronavirus disinfection studies have been carried out in all ring services and hand antiseptics have been placed in all faculties / buildings / ring services including; Maslak 75th Main Dining Hall and Annex Building, Maçka Dining Hall, Taşkışla Dining Hall, Gümüşsuyu Dining Hall, Tuzla Dining Hall, Indoor Sports Hall, Valley Gymnasium, Indoor Swimming Pool, Stadium, Gümüşsuyu Sports Hall and Outbuilding, Kindergarten (Ayazağa and Maçka), Cultural Services Branch Office, Medicology (Ayazağa and Maçka), Arıoğlu Girls Dormitory, Ayazağa Girls Dormitory, Ali İhsan Aldoğan Girls Dormitory, Altan Edige Girls Dormitory, Gök Students Dormitory, Gümüşsuyu Boys Dormitory, Gümüşsuyu Girls Dormitory, İMKB (Valley) Male Dormitories, Yılmaz Akdoruk Student Guesthouse, Student Affairs Department, Rectorate Building, Old Rectorate Building.


Sustainability of Personal Disinfection;

Hand sanitizers have been placed at appropriate points throughout the university to ensure hand hygiene of our students, all employees and visitors. The usage regime is monitored and reinforcements are planned where necessary.

The detergents used in the cleaning of all areas exposed to collective use and in contact points such as door handles, handrails, electrical switches, etc. have been replaced with those containing high levels of disinfectants. Inventory controls are tightened.


İTÜ COORDINATION DESK CONTACT INFORMATION

İTÜ Coordination Desk (Vice Rectors, Secretary General and Assistants, Institutional Communications Coordinator, Legal Consultancy, Haseki State Hospital and İTÜ Medical Center Social Center Doctors, Head of Health, Sports and Culture Department, Head of Student Affairs, Head of IT Department, Head of Administrative and Financial Affairs, Head of Human Resources, Head of Library, Head of Construction and Technical Affairs, Head of Strategy and Development, Security Coordinator, Manager of Food Businesses, Dormitories Coordinator) has been established and continues to provide 24-hour support via the following phones or emails.

koronavirus@itu.edu.tr
covid19@itu.edu.tr
(0534) 022 69 92
(0212) 285 34 89
(0212) 285 70 50

You may also find answers to frequently asked questions about the practices in the context of Coronavirus (COVID-19) measures here

İTÜ Novel Coronavirus Measures - 2 April 2020

Dear Students and Members,

The guidelines at our University regarding the measures taken during the fight against the coronavirus outbreak were updated. New regulations have been made at Ayazağa Campus gates, dining halls and Medico-Social Centers and parking subscriptions.

You may also reach frequently asked questions, information and announcements about preventing the spread of coronavirus from  here.

The İTÜ Coordination Desk, established for coronavirus measures, continues to provide 24/7 service via phones and e-mail.

koronavirus@itu.edu.tr, covid19@itu.edu.tr

(0534) 022 69 92
(0212) 285 34 89
(0212) 285 70 50

İTÜ Rectorate


İTÜ CAMPUS ENTRANCES

Campus entrances will be taken under control for all pedestrians and vehicles, with the exception of our academic and administrative staff and personnel shuttles.

In this process, the entrance of our graduates and retired members to the campus has been suspended.

The automatic passage system at the doors will continue to operate. Our members are expected to show the necessary sensitivity to their visitors.

Except for our students staying in our dormitories, the entrance of other students will be restricted.

The new arrangement at our Ayazağa Campus gates came into force as stated in the table below:


EDUCATION ACTIVITIES

In line with the educational decisions to prevent the Novel Coronavirus pandemic announced by YÖK, the teaching activities (undergraduate, graduate, İTÜSEM) will be carried out by distance education during the Spring Semester of 2019-2020 academic year.

Distance education will begin on 6 April 2020 at İTÜ. You may find details about distance education  here.


USE OF CLASSROOMS AND LABORATORIES

Central classrooms at Ayazağa Campus (MED-A and MED-B) and classrooms in all campuses and faculties will be closed.

Undergraduate and graduate students working in laboratories are prohibited from entering the laboratories. Only academic and administrative staff undertaking compulsory studies will be able to access laboratories.


INTERNSHIPS

In accordance with the notification of YÖK, the active internships and insurances of our students are suspended, excluding long term internships of students at Maritime Faculty. Hence, it is not possible for students to start or continue internship, except that of Maritime Faculty students. You may reach the relevant explanation of YÖK from here.


BENEFICIARIES OF ERASMUS+ PROGRAMME

As for the decision by the Council of Higher Education, dated 13 March 2020:

Calls regarding Foreign Language Education, Mevlana and Project Based Mevlana Programs made by the Council of Higher Education shall be canceled.

It is necessary to take the required measures to prevent any unjust treatment due to course adjustments for those students who were abroad and returned to country under the exchange programs such as Mevlana or Erasmus.

The recent announcement by the Presidency of the Republic of Turkey, Directorate of Communications, regulates the arrival of the Erasmus students from abroad to Turkey.
You may reach the detailed statements via  link 1 and  link 2.


ACADEMIC and SOCIAL EVENTS

As for the the decision by the Council of Higher Education, dated 13 March 2020; Education and training activities, academic exchange programs, social and cultural activities, sports competitions, all international activities (including those already planned) with a wide range of academic or administrative staff or student participation have been canceled until a second announcement.

All kinds of congresses, symposiums and meetings, social / cultural events and sports activities and student club events have been suspended at İTÜ Campuses for 3 weeks. Plus, technical trips have been suspended for a period of three weeks.


LIBRARY

Mustafa Inan Central Library and all faculty libraries will be closed for the use of our students. As of March 17, 2020, the closing time of Mustafa Inan Central Library has been updated as 16:00.

As of 16 March 2020, the return dates of the publications have been extended until a second announcement.


INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES SERVICES

In accordance with the measures taken in line with the principle of limiting on-campus interactions, user services that operate on the basis of 24/7 service principle of the Information Technologies Department will only be provided during working hours. Workshop Technical Services are also suspended until the next announcement. You may reach the details via the following link: https://bidb.itu.edu.tr/


SPORTS FACILITIES

All İTÜ Sports Facilities are closed for use. (Stadium, Indoor Swimming Pools, Wellness Center, Indoor Sports Halls and Indoor/Outdoor Tennis Courts, astro pitches, etc.)


TRAVELLING ABROAD

As for the decision by Council of Higher Education, dated 13 March 2020:

The foreign travels of academic and administrative staff working in higher education institutions, including those previously planned, shall be canceled until a second announcement. In case of compulsory and urgent situations, the request will be sent with the annex of the decision of the University Executive Board, to the Presidency of Council of Higher Education for evaluation, in accordance with the Presidential Circular dated 12 March 2020 and numbered 2020/2.

Higher education institutions shall inform the students (Turkish and foreign nationals) that in case of traveling abroad, they may encounter with problems according to the pandemic status upon their return. Their flights may be cancelled and they may not continue their education for at least 14 days when they return, along with other problems.

Our students and members who have returned from abroad within the last 14 days should not come to the campuses in line with the warning by the Ministry of Health “not leave the house for 14 days”. In this case, students are required to submit their return documents from abroad to the deanship and the staff to the unit they are aligned to for absenteeism and examination rights during the 14-day “home-based (quarantine)” process.


WORKING HOURS

As of Tuesday, 24 March 2020, working hours are set for 10.00-16.00, lunch break is set for 12.30-13.00 and personnel shuttle departure time is set for 16.05.


LEAVES

As for the the decision by Council of Higher Education, dated 13 March 2020:

Those who are 60 years of age and above, except for the President, Deputy Chairman, members of the executive board, Chairman and members of the Higher Education Supervisory Board, Secretary General, Deputy Secretary General, Head of Department, Press and Public Relations Consultant and Legal Counsel, and those who are on legal breast-feeding leave, disabled employees, disadvantaged groups determined by the Ministry of Health (those with immune problems, cancer patients, chronic respiratory patients, obesity and diabetes, cardiovascular patients, organ transplant patients, chronic patients) will be on leave for twelve days starting from 16 March 2020.

The annual leave demands of female academic and administrative staff with children in preschool and primary education shall be met and compassionate leaves for those who do not have the right to annual leave shall be used, and the annual leave demands of other academic and administrative staff shall be considered in accordance with the legal regulations.

Public officials abroad are deemed to have administrative leave for the part of the period of isolation at home for 14 days following the date of return to the country. The mentioned personnel are required to provide information to the İTÜ Coordination Desk e-mail addresses (the country they returned from, their return dates, their address, contact information, current health status ... etc.).


İTÜ DINING HALLS

Lunch time has been updated from 12:00 to 13:30.

Dinner services are suspended in Tuzla and Gümüşsuyu dining halls as the number of students + staff eating at both dining halls dropped below 50. Dinner services at Maslak dining hall is available between 17:30 and 18:30.

Starting from 18.03.2020 in Gümüşsuyu, Taşkışla and Maçka dining halls, food service will only be provided in halls reserved for students.

In the annexed circular issued by the Ministry of Interior on March 21, 2020, “All food producing places will serve only in a takeaway, grab-and-go manner, without allowing consumers to sit down. For this reason, it has been decided to remove the seating areas in these places and not to accept consumers in these areas. In this framework, the seating areas are closed in İTÜ dining hall and main course is served as a “grab-and-go”.


PRIVATE BUSINESSES

The businesses on İTÜ Campuses and faculty buildings have been temporarily closed.

A101 and Şok groceries will serve between 10.00-20.00 and Migros grocery will serve between 09:00 and 19:00, which are all located at İTÜ Maslak Campus.The maximum number of customers that can be found in the groceries are calculated according to the size of the service area and are posted at the groceries’ entrances, which are as follows: A101: 36, Migros: 24 and Şok Market: 28. Customers waiting to enter the markets must wait at least 1 meter apart.

Vakıfbank continues its services between 09:00 and 17:00.


İTÜ DORMITORIES AND GUESTHOUSE

All reservations made to our guesthouses from abroad have been canceled. Domestic new reservation requests are not accepted.

Our university offers accommodation services to approximately 5000 students in 29 dormitories and 2 student guest houses. Our students who are staying at İTÜ Dormitories due to infectious diseases, epidemics and similar situations considered as force majeure in dormitory services will be charged for “only the time they use the dormitories” starting from 16 March 2020 as stated in the YÖK decision, and “offsetting in the period they will start to use in the next month” to ensure that no harm occurs. Within the scope of the measures taken, the fees paid by our students who will not stay in the dormitories for reasons such as graduation from the date of departure from the dormitories will be divided into 30 days, and their tuition fees will be refunded for the period they did not stay.


İTÜ MEDİKO SOCIAL CENTERS

Our Ayazağa Mediko Social Center will continue to serve with a stronger staff established by uniting healthcare professionals in Ayazağa and Maçka Mediko Social Centers. Maçka Mediko Social Center was “temporarily closed” for service.

In dental treatments, services are provided only in situations that require urgent intervention.


NURSERIES

In accordance with the statement of the Republic of Turkey, Ministry of Family, Labor and Social Services, our university nurseries will be closed from 16 March 2020 until the next statement of the Ministry.


ON-CAMPUS SHUTTLES

Only ring shuttles for on-campus housing will continue. Other shuttle services are temporarily suspended.


PARKING SUBSCRIPTIONS

Student subscriptions for parking are suspended as of 16 March 2020. The remaining duration of their subscription will continue once the education on campus restarts.


DOCUMENT SUPPLY

None of the documents that can be obtained through e-state will be delivered by the units of our University.


MEASURES

Hygiene and disinfection;

www.itu.edu.tr/koronavirus is established.

In order to reduce personal hygiene and infection risk, information posters of the Ministry of Health were hung in our dormitories, dining halls and faculties.

News with scientific content on Novel Coronavirus are carried out on İTÜ official web pages.

Protection methods for all the public are regularly shared via İTÜ official social media accounts.

The staff in all units of İTÜ was informed about the New Coronavirus. Disinfection of all private enterprises in our campuses has been made compulsory, New Coronavirus notifications have been given to their employees, and their control has been increased by notifying the application of masks, gloves and other hygiene rules.

A protocol suitable for New Coronavirus disinfection is carried out in the cleaning of all areas (classrooms, food preparation and service areas of dining halls and private establishments, libraries, laboratories, nurseries, dormitories, guesthouses, toilettes) at İTÜ Campuses. The cleaning agents used in all dining halls outside the food production areas were replaced with cleaning agents with disinfectant properties.In addition, contact points such as tables, chairs, door handles, sink faucets, toilet covers, handrails, electrical switches in common areas are regularly disinfected.

The cleaning and disinfection processes of kitchens, dishwashers and staff toilets at our university dining halls have been tightened according to the protocol compatible with the Novel Coronavirus disinfection. Novel Coronavirus disinfection studies have been carried out in all ring services and hand antiseptics have been placed in all faculties / buildings / ring services including; Maslak 75th Main Dining Hall and Annex Building, Maçka Dining Hall, Taşkışla Dining Hall, Gümüşsuyu Dining Hall, Tuzla Dining Hall, Indoor Sports Hall, Valley Gymnasium, Indoor Swimming Pool, Stadium, Gümüşsuyu Sports Hall and Outbuilding, Kindergarten (Ayazağa and Maçka), Cultural Services Branch Office, Medicology (Ayazağa and Maçka), Arıoğlu Girls Dormitory, Ayazağa Girls Dormitory, Ali İhsan Aldoğan Girls Dormitory, Altan Edige Girls Dormitory, Gök Students Dormitory, Gümüşsuyu Boys Dormitory, Gümüşsuyu Girls Dormitory, İMKB (Valley) Male Dormitories, Yılmaz Akdoruk Student Guesthouse, Student Affairs Department, Rectorate Building, Old Rectorate Building.


Sustainability of Personal Disinfection;

Hand sanitizers have been placed at appropriate points throughout the university to ensure hand hygiene of our students, all employees and visitors. The usage regime is monitored and reinforcements are planned where necessary.

The detergents used in the cleaning of all areas exposed to collective use and in contact points such as door handles, handrails, electrical switches, etc. have been replaced with those containing high levels of disinfectants. Inventory controls are tightened.


İTÜ COORDINATION DESK CONTACT INFORMATION

İTÜ Coordination Desk (Vice Rectors, Secretary General and Assistants, Institutional Communications Coordinator, Legal Consultancy, Haseki State Hospital and İTÜ Medical Center Social Center Doctors, Head of Health, Sports and Culture Department, Head of Student Affairs, Head of IT Department, Head of Administrative and Financial Affairs, Head of Human Resources, Head of Library, Head of Construction and Technical Affairs, Head of Strategy and Development, Security Coordinator, Manager of Food Businesses, Dormitories Coordinator) has been established and continues to provide 24-hour support via the following phones or emails.

koronavirus@itu.edu.tr
covid19@itu.edu.tr
(0534) 022 69 92
(0212) 285 34 89
(0212) 285 70 50

You may also find answers to frequently asked questions about the practices in the context of Coronavirus (COVID-19) measures here.

 



MEASURES FOR NOVEL CORONAVIRUS  - 25 March 2020

 

The general announcement on “Measures Regarding Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)”, which was updated by the Rectorate on 25 March 2020, is given below

Dear Students and Members,

Information on the latest regulations at our University regarding the measures taken during the fight against the coronavirus outbreak are given below. You may reach frequently asked questions, information, and announcements on preventing the spread of coronavirus from here.

The İTÜ Coordination Desk, established for coronavirus measures, continues to provide 24/7 service via phones and e-mail.

koronavirus@itu.edu.tr
covid19@itu.edu.tr
(0534) 022 69 92
(0212) 285 34 89
(0212) 285 70 50

İTÜ Rectorate


İTÜ CAMPUS ENTRANCES

All campus entrances will be taken under control for all pedestrians and vehicles, with the exception of our academic and administrative staff and shuttle services. 

The entrance of our graduates and alumni to the campus has been suspended during this process.

The automatic passing system at the entrances will continue to operate. We kindly request our community to show necessary sensitivity for their visitors.

The entrance of all students will be restricted, except for our students who stay in our dormitories.

In this process, the Maslak Gate (also known as College Gate, leading to the parkway) used for pedestrian entrances at the İTÜ Ayazağa Campus will be closed, plus the Academy Gate (the first gate in the direction of Levent-Sarıyer for vehicles and pedestrians).


EDUCATION ACTIVITIES

In line with the educational decisions to prevent the Novel Coronavirus pandemic announced by YÖK, the teaching activities (undergraduate, graduate, İTÜSEM) will be carried out by distance education during the Spring Semester of 2019-2020 academic year. 

Distance education will begin on 6 April 2020 at İTÜ.You may find details about distance education  here.


USE OF CLASSROOMS AND LABORATORIES

Central classrooms at Ayazağa Campus (MED-A and MED-B) and classrooms in all campuses and faculties will be closed.

Undergraduate and graduate students working in laboratories are prohibited from entering the laboratories. Only academic and administrative staff undertaking compulsory studies will be able to access laboratories.


INTERNSHIPS

In accordance with the notification of YÖK, the active internships and insurances of our students are suspended, excluding long term internships of students at Maritime Faculty. Hence, it is not possible for students to start or continue internship, except that of Maritime Faculty students. You may reach the relevant explanation of YÖK from here.


BENEFICIARIES OF ERASMUS+ PROGRAMME

As for the decision by the Council of Higher Education, dated 13 March 2020:

Calls regarding Foreign Language Education, Mevlana and Project Based Mevlana Programs made by the Council of Higher Education shall be canceled.

It is necessary to take the required measures to prevent any unjust treatment due to course adjustments for those students who were abroad and returned to country under the exchange programs such as Mevlana or Erasmus.

The recent announcement by the Presidency of the Republic of Turkey, Directorate of Communications, regulates the arrival of the Erasmus students from abroad to Turkey.
You may reach the detailed statements via link 1 and  link 2


ACADEMIC and SOCIAL EVENTS 

As for the the decision by the Council of Higher Education, dated 13 March 2020; Education and training activities, academic exchange programs, social and cultural activities, sports competitions, all international activities (including those already planned) with a wide range of academic or administrative staff or student participation have been canceled until a second announcement.

All kinds of congresses, symposiums and meetings, social / cultural events and sports activities and student club events have been suspended at İTÜ Campuses for 3 weeks. Plus, technical trips have been suspended for a period of three weeks.


LIBRARY

Mustafa Inan Central Library and all faculty libraries will be closed for the use of our students. The closing hour of Mustafa Inan Central Library is set for 16:30 starting from March 17, 2020.

The return dates of publications due 16 March-6 April 2020 are extended until 6 April 2020.


INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES SERVICES

In accordance with the measures taken in line with the principle of limiting on-campus interactions, user services that operate on the basis of 24/7 service principle of the Information Technologies Department will only be provided during working hours. Workshop Technical Services are also suspended until the next announcement. You may reach the details via the following link: https://bidb.itu.edu.tr/


SPORTS FACILITIES

All İTÜ Sports Facilities are closed for use. (Stadium, Indoor Swimming Pools, Wellness Center, Indoor Sports Halls and Indoor/Outdoor Tennis Courts, astro pitches, etc.)


TRAVELLING ABROAD

As for the decision by Council of Higher Education, dated 13 March 2020:

The foreign travels of academic and administrative staff working in higher education institutions, including those previously planned, shall be canceled until a second announcement. In case of compulsory and urgent situations, the request will be sent with the annex of the decision of the University Executive Board, to the Presidency of Council of Higher Education for evaluation, in accordance with the Presidential Circular dated 12 March 2020 and numbered 2020/2.

Higher education institutions shall inform the students (Turkish and foreign nationals) that in case of traveling abroad, they may encounter with problems according to the pandemic status upon their return. Their flights may be cancelled and they may not continue their education for at least 14 days when they return, along with other problems.

Our students and members who have returned from abroad within the last 14 days should not come to the campuses in line with the warning by the Ministry of Health “not leave the house for 14 days”. In this case, students are required to submit their return documents from abroad to the deanship and the staff to the unit they are aligned to for absenteeism and examination rights during the 14-day “home-based (quarantine)” process. 


WORKING HOURS

As of Tuesday, 24 March 2020, working hours are set for 10.00-16.00, lunch break is set for 12.30-13.00 and personnel shuttle departure time is set for 16.05.


LEAVES

As for the the decision by Council of Higher Education, dated 13 March 2020:

Those who are 60 years of age and above, except for the President, Deputy Chairman, members of the executive board, Chairman and members of the Higher Education Supervisory Board, Secretary General, Deputy Secretary General, Head of Department, Press and Public Relations Consultant and Legal Counsel, and those who are on legal breast-feeding leave, disabled employees, disadvantaged groups determined by the Ministry of Health (those with immune problems, cancer patients, chronic respiratory patients, obesity and diabetes, cardiovascular patients, organ transplant patients, chronic patients) will be on leave for twelve days starting from 16 March 2020.

The annual leave demands of female academic and administrative staff with children in preschool and primary education shall be met and compassionate leaves for those who do not have the right to annual leave shall be used, and the annual leave demands of other academic and administrative staff shall be considered in accordance with the legal regulations.

Public officials abroad are deemed to have administrative leave for the part of the period of isolation at home for 14 days following the date of return to the country. The mentioned personnel are required to provide information to the İTÜ Coordination Desk e-mail addresses (the country they returned from, their return dates, their address, contact information, current health status ... etc.).


İTÜ DINING HALLS

Lunch time is set for 12:00-13:30.

Dinner service at Tuzla and Gümüşsuyu dining halls was suspended as the number of students + staff eating at both dining halls dropped below 50. Dinner service at Maslak Dining Hall is available between 17:30 and 18:30.

As of 18.03.2020, food service will be provided only in student halls of the dining hall in Gümüşsuyu, Taşkışla and Maçka dining halls.


PRIVATE BUSINESSES

The businesses on İTÜ Campuses and faculty buildings have been temporarily closed.

A101 and Şok groceries will serve between 10.00-20.00 and Migros grocery will serve between 09:00 and 19:00, which are all located at İTÜ Maslak Campus.The maximum number of customers that can be found in the groceries are calculated according to the size of the service area and are posted at the groceries’ entrances, which are as follows: A101: 36, Migros: 24 and Şok Market: 28. Customers waiting to enter the markets must wait at least 1 meter apart.

Vakıfbank continues its services between 09:00 and 17:00.


İTÜ DORMITORIES AND GUESTHOUSE

Our students can continue to use İTÜ Dormitories.

However, the entrance of our students who have stayed at İTÜ Dormitories and returned from abroad has been suspended for 14 days. Our relevant students are required to report their travel information and reports on their current health status to the Dormitories.

All reservations made to our guesthouses from abroad have been canceled. Domestic new reservation requests are not received.

Our university offers accommodation services to approximately 5000 students in 29 dormitories and 2 student guest houses. Due to contagious disease, epidemic and similar situations considered as force majeure, students who stay at İTÜ Dormitories will be charged for “only the time they use the dormitories” and they will not be harmed by “offsetting the period they will start using them in the next month”. Within the scope of the measures taken, the fees paid by our students who will not stay in the dormitories for reasons such as graduation from the date of departure from the dormitories, will be divided into 30 days, and their tuition fees will be refunded for the period they did not stay.


İTÜ MEDİKO SOCIAL CENTERS

Services continue in Mediko Social Centers. For dental treatments, services are provided only in situations that require urgent intervention.


NURSERIES

In accordance with the statement of the Republic of Turkey, Ministry of Family, Labor and Social Services, our university nurseries will be closed from 16 March 2020 until the next statement of the Ministry.


ON-CAMPUS SHUTTLES

Only ring shuttles for on-campus housing will continue. Other shuttle services are temporarily suspended.


DOCUMENT SUPPLY

None of the documents that can be obtained through e-state will be delivered by the units of our University.


MEASURES

Hygiene and disinfection;

www.itu.edu.tr/koronavirus is established.

In order to reduce personal hygiene and infection risk, information posters of the Ministry of Health were hung in our dormitories, dining halls and faculties.

News with scientific content on Novel Coronavirus are carried out on İTÜ official web pages.

Protection methods for all the public are regularly shared via İTÜ official social media accounts.

The staff in all units of İTÜ was informed about the New Coronavirus. Disinfection of all private enterprises in our campuses has been made compulsory, New Coronavirus notifications have been given to their employees, and their control has been increased by notifying the application of masks, gloves and other hygiene rules.

İTÜ dining halls started lunch box distribution. Dining halls are closed for public use.

A protocol suitable for New Coronavirus disinfection is carried out in the cleaning of all areas (classrooms, food preparation and service areas of dining halls and private establishments, libraries, laboratories, nurseries, dormitories, guesthouses, toilettes) at İTÜ Campuses. The cleaning agents used in all dining halls outside the food production areas were replaced with cleaning agents with disinfectant properties.In addition, contact points such as tables, chairs, door handles, sink faucets, toilet covers, handrails, electrical switches in common areas are regularly disinfected.

The cleaning and disinfection processes of kitchens, dishwashers and staff toilets at our university dining halls have been tightened according to the protocol compatible with the Novel Coronavirus disinfection. Novel Coronavirus disinfection studies have been carried out in all ring services and hand antiseptics have been placed in all faculties / buildings / ring services including; Maslak 75th Main Dining Hall and Annex Building, Maçka Dining Hall, Taşkışla Dining Hall, Gümüşsuyu Dining Hall, Tuzla Dining Hall, Indoor Sports Hall, Valley Gymnasium, Indoor Swimming Pool, Stadium, Gümüşsuyu Sports Hall and Outbuilding, Kindergarten (Ayazağa and Maçka), Cultural Services Branch Office, Medicology (Ayazağa and Maçka), Arıoğlu Girls Dormitory, Ayazağa Girls Dormitory, Ali İhsan Aldoğan Girls Dormitory, Altan Edige Girls Dormitory, Gök Students Dormitory, Gümüşsuyu Boys Dormitory, Gümüşsuyu Girls Dormitory, İMKB (Valley) Male Dormitories, Yılmaz Akdoruk Student Guesthouse, Student Affairs Department, Rectorate Building, Old Rectorate Building.


Sustainability of Personal Disinfection;

Hand sanitizers have been placed at appropriate points throughout the university to ensure hand hygiene of our students, all employees and visitors. The usage regime is monitored and reinforcements are planned where necessary.

The detergents used in the cleaning of all areas exposed to collective use and in contact points such as door handles, handrails, electrical switches, etc. have been replaced with those containing high levels of disinfectants. Inventory controls are tightened.


İTÜ COORDINATION DESK CONTACT INFORMATION

İTÜ Coordination Desk (Vice Rectors, Secretary General and Assistants, Institutional Communications Coordinator, Legal Consultancy, Haseki State Hospital and İTÜ Medical Center Social Center Doctors, Head of Health, Sports and Culture Department, Head of Student Affairs, Head of IT Department, Head of Administrative and Financial Affairs, Head of Human Resources, Head of Library, Head of Construction and Technical Affairs, Head of Strategy and Development, Security Coordinator, Manager of Food Businesses, Dormitories Coordinator) has been established and continues to provide 24-hour support via the following phones or emails.

koronavirus@itu.edu.tr
covid19@itu.edu.tr
(0534) 022 69 92
(0212) 285 34 89
(0212) 285 70 50

You may also find answers to frequently asked questions about the practices in the context of Coronavirus (COVID-19) measures here

You may find past announcements here.



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UPDATE REGARDING THE POLICIES OF IMPLEMENTATIONS AND MEASURES ON NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) – 20 March 2020

Dear Students and Members,

Information on all announcements via e-mails, implementations, answers to frequently asked questions and individual measures to be taken can be accessed from the İTÜ official homepage at http://www.itu.edu.tr/koronavirus.

The current regulations and measures taken between 18 March - 6 April 2020 are summarized below.

The İTÜ Coordination Desk, established for coronavirus measures, continues to provide 24/7 service via phones and e-mail.

koronavirus@itu.edu.tr

covid19@itu.edu.tr

(0534) 022 69 92

(0212) 285 34 89

(0212) 285 70 50

İTÜ Rectorate

Regulations and Measures valid between 18 March – 6 April 2020


İTÜ CAMPUS ENTRANCES

All campus entrances will be taken under control for all pedestrians and vehicles, with the exception of our academic and administrative staff and shuttle services.

The entrance of our graduates and alumni to the campus has been suspended during this process.

The automatic passing system at the entrances will continue to operate. We kindly request our community to show necessary sensitivity for their visitors.

The entrance of all students will be restricted, except for our students who stay in our dormitories.

In this process, the Maslak Gate (also known as College Gate, leading to the parkway) used for pedestrian entrances at the İTÜ Ayazağa Campus will be closed, plus the Academy Gate (the first gate in the direction of Levent-Sarıyer for vehicles and pedestrians).


EDUCATION ACTIVITIES

In accordance with the precautions regarding the outbreak of Novel Coronavirus, education acitivies (undergraduate, graduate, İTÜSEM) have been suspended at our University between 16 March and 6 April 2020, for a period of 3 weeks.

Within the scope of the research activities of our academic staff, meetings of faculty members with postgraduate students or other stakeholders and postgraduate thesis defense juries will be held online. Information regarding the infrastructure will be announced on the İTÜ main web page.


USE OF CLASSROOMS AND LABORATORIES

Central classrooms at Ayazağa Campus (MED-A and MED-B) and classrooms in all campuses and faculties will be closed.

Undergraduate and graduate students working in laboratories are prohibited from entering the laboratories. Only academic and administrative staff undertaking compulsory studies will be able to access laboratories.


INTERNSHIPS

In accordance with the notification of YÖK, the active internships and insurances of our students are suspended, excluding long term internships of students at Maritime Faculty. Hence, it is not possible for students to start or continue internship, except that of Maritime Faculty students. You can reach the relevant explanation of YÖK via the link below:
https://www.yok.gov.tr/sayfalar/haberler/2020/coronavirus_bilgilendirme_1.aspx


BENEFICIARIES OF ERASMUS+ PROGRAMME

As for the the decision by the Council of Higher Education, dated 13 March 2020:

Calls regarding Foreign Language Education, Mevlana and Project Based Mevlana Programs made by the Council of Higher Education shall be canceled.

It is necessary to take the required measures to prevent any unjust treatment due to course adjustments for those students who were abroad and returned to country under the exchange programs such as Mevlana or Erasmus.

The recent announcement by the Presidency of the Republic of Turkey, Directorate of Communications, regulates the arrival of the Erasmus students from abroad to Turkey.

You can reach the detailed statements via the links below.

https://www.iletisim.gov.tr/turkce/duyurular/detay/cumhurbaskani-erdoganin-talimatlariyla-cumhurbaskani-yardimcisi-oktayin-baskanliginda-gerceklestirilen-toplantiya-iliskin-aciklama

http://erasmus.itu.edu.tr/duyurular/covid-19


ACADEMIC and SOCIAL EVENTS

As for the the decision by the Council of Higher Education, dated 13 March 2020; Education and training activities, academic exchange programs, social and cultural activities, sports competitions, all international activities (including those already planned) with a wide range of academic or administrative staff or student participation have been canceled until a second announcement.

All kinds of congresses, symposiums and meetings, social / cultural events and sports activities and student club events have been suspended at İTÜ Campuses for 3 weeks. Plus, technical trips have been suspended for a period of three weeks.


LIBRARY

Mustafa Inan Central Library and all faculty libraries will be closed for the use of our students. The closing hour of Mustafa Inan Central Library is set for 16:30 starting from March 17, 2020.

The return dates of publications due 16 March-6 April 2020 are extended until 6 April 2020.


INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES SERVICES

In accordance with the measures taken in line with the principle of limiting on-campus interactions, user services that operate on the basis of 24/7 service principle of the Information Technologies Department will only be provided during working hours. Workshop Technical Services are also suspended until the next announcement. You may reach the details via the following link: https://bidb.itu.edu.tr/


SPORTS FACILITIES

All İTÜ Sports Facilities are closed for use. (Stadium, Indoor Swimming Pools, Wellness Center, Indoor Sports Halls and Indoor/Outdoor Tennis Courts, astro pitches, etc.)



TRAVELLING ABROAD

As for the the decision by Council of Higher Education, dated 13 March 2020:

The foreign travels of academic and administrative staff working in higher education institutions, including those previously planned, shall be canceled until a second announcement. In case of compulsory and urgent situations, the request will be sent with the annex of the decision of the University Executive Board, to the Presidency of Council of Higher Education for evaluation, in accordance with the Presidential Circular dated 12 March 2020 and numbered 2020/2.

Higher education institutions shall inform the students (Turkish and foreign nationals) that in case of traveling abroad, they may encounter with problems according to the pandemic status upon their return. Their flights may be cancelled and they may not continue their education for at least 14 days when they return, along with other problems.

Our students and members who have returned from abroad within the last 14 days should not come to the campuses in line with the warning by the Ministry of Health “not leave the house for 14 days”. In this case, students are required to submit their return documents from abroad to the deanship and the staff to the unit they are aligned to for absenteeism and examination rights during the 14-day “home-based (quarantine)” process.


WORKING HOURS

The working hours for March 17, 2020 are 08:30-17:00 and lunch break is between 12:30-13:00. As of March 18, 2020, the working hours is 09:00-17:00, lunch break is between 12:30-13:00 and shuttle departure time is 17:05.


LEAVES

As for the the decision by Council of Higher Education, dated 13 March 2020:

Those who are 60 years of age and above, except for the President, Deputy Chairman, members of the executive board, Chairman and members of the Higher Education Supervisory Board, Secretary General, Deputy Secretary General, Head of Department, Press and Public Relations Consultant and Legal Counsel, and those who are on legal breast-feeding leave, disabled employees, disadvantaged groups determined by the Ministry of Health (those with immune problems, cancer patients, chronic respiratory patients, obesity and diabetes, cardiovascular patients, organ transplant patients, chronic patients) will be on leave for twelve days starting from 16 March 2020.

The annual leave demands of female academic and administrative staff with children in preschool and primary education shall be met and compassionate leaves for those who do not have the right to annual leave shall be used, and the annual leave demands of other academic and administrative staff shall be considered in accordance with the legal regulations.

Public officials abroad are deemed to have administrative leave for the part of the period of isolation at home for 14 days following the date of return to the country. The mentioned personnel are required to provide information to the İTÜ Coordination Desk e-mail addresses (the country they returned from, their return dates, their address, contact information, current health status ... etc.).


İTÜ DINING HALLS

Lunch time is set for 12:00-13:30.

Dinner service at Tuzla and Gümüşsuyu dining halls was suspended as the number of students + staff eating at both dining halls dropped below 50. Dinner service at Maslak Dining Hall is available between 17:30 and 18:30.

As of 18.03.2020, food service will be provided only in student halls of the dining hall in Gümüşsuyu, Taşkışla and Maçka dining halls.


PRIVATE BUSINESSES

With the related circular of the Ministry of Interior, the enterprises located in İTÜ Campuses and faculty buildings have been temporarily closed for students staying at İTÜ dormitories and İTÜ Teknokent employees, except Küçük Ev, Petek Restaurant, Alumni Restaurant, Espresso Lab). Changes about businesses will be announced separately.


İTÜ DORMITORIES AND GUESTHOUSE

Our students can continue to use İTÜ Dormitories.

However, the entrance of our students who have stayed at İTÜ Dormitories and returned from abroad has been suspended for 14 days. Our relevant students are required to report their travel information and reports on their current health status to the Dormitories.

All reservations made to our guesthouses from abroad have been canceled. Domestic new reservation requests are not received.

Our university offers accommodation services to approximately 5000 students in 29 dormitories and 2 student guest houses. Due to contagious disease, epidemic and similar situations considered as force majeure, students who stay at İTÜ Dormitories will be charged for “only the time they use the dormitories” and they will not be harmed by “offsetting the period they will start using them in the next month”. Within the scope of the measures taken, the fees paid by our students who will not stay in the dormitories for reasons such as graduation from the date of departure from the dormitories, will be divided into 30 days, and their tuition fees will be refunded for the period they did not stay.


İTÜ MEDİKO SOCIAL CENTERS

Services continue in Mediko Social Centers. For dental treatments, services are provided only in situations that require urgent intervention.


NURSERIES

In accordance with the statement of the Republic of Turkey, Ministry of Family, Labor and Social Services, our university nurseries will be closed from 16 March 2020 until the next statement of the Ministry.


ON-CAMPUS SHUTTLES

Only ring shuttles for on-campus housing will continue. Other shuttle services are temporarily suspended.


DOCUMENT SUPPLY

None of the documents that can be obtained through e-state will be delivered by the units of our University.


MEASURES

Hygiene and disinfection;

www.itu.edu.tr/koronavirus  is established.

In order to reduce personal hygiene and infection risk, information posters of the Ministry of Health were hung in our dormitories, dining halls and faculties.

News with scientific content on Novel Coronavirus are carried out on İTÜ official web pages.

Protection methods for all the public are regularly shared via İTÜ official social media accounts.

The staff in all units of İTÜ was informed about the New Coronavirus. Disinfection of all private enterprises in our campuses has been made compulsory, New Coronavirus notifications have been given to their employees, and their control has been increased by notifying the application of masks, gloves and other hygiene rules

The cleaning agents used in all dining halls outside the food production areas were replaced with cleaning agents with disinfectant properties.

A protocol suitable for New Coronavirus disinfection is carried out in the cleaning of all areas (classrooms, dining halls and private establishments' food preparation and service areas, libraries, laboratories, nurseries, dormitories, guesthouses, toilettes) at İTÜ Campuses. In addition, contact points such as tables, chairs, door handles, sink faucets, toilet covers, handrails, electrical switches in common areas are regularly disinfected.

The cleaning and disinfection processes of kitchens, dishwashers and staff toilets at our university dining halls have been tightened according to the protocol compatible with the Novel Coronavirus disinfection. Novel Coronavirus disinfection studies have been carried out in all ring services and hand antiseptics have been placed in all faculties / buildings / ring services including; Maslak 75. Yıl Main Dining Hall and Annex Building, Maçka Dining Hall, Taşkışla Dining Hall, Gümüşsuyu Dining Hall, Tuzla Dining Hall, Indoor Sports Hall, Valley Gymnasium, Indoor Swimming Pool, Stadium, Gümüşsuyu Sports Hall and Outbuilding, Kindergarten (Ayazağa and Maçka), Cultural Services Branch Office, Medicology (Ayazağa and Maçka), Arıoğlu Girls Dormitory, Ayazağa Girls Dormitory, Ali İhsan Aldoğan Girls Dormitory, Altan Edige Girls Dormitory, Gök Students Dormitory, Gümüşsuyu Boys Dormitory, Gümüşsuyu Girls Dormitory, İMKB (Valley) Male Dormitories, Yılmaz Akdoruk Student Guesthouse, Student Affairs Department, Rectorate Building, Old Rectorate Building and


Sustainability of Personal Disinfection;

Hand sanitizers have been placed at appropriate points throughout the university to ensure hand hygiene of our students, all employees and visitors. The usage regime is monitored and reinforcements are planned where necessary.

The detergents used in the cleaning of all areas exposed to collective use and in contact points such as door handles, handrails, electrical switches, etc. have been replaced with those containing high levels of disinfectants. Inventory controls are tightened.


İTÜ COORDINATION DESK CONTACT INFORMATION

İTÜ Coordination Desk (Vice Rectors, Secretary General and Assistants, Institutional Communications Coordinator, Legal Consultancy, Haseki State Hospital and İTÜ Medical Center Social Center Doctors, Head of Health, Sports and Culture Department, Head of Student Affairs, Head of IT Department, Head of Administrative and Financial Affairs, Head of Human Resources, Head of Library, Head of Construction and Technical Affairs, Head of Strategy and Development, Security Coordinator, Manager of Food Businesses, Dormitories Coordinator) has been established and continues to provide 24-hour support via the following phones or emails.

koronavirus@itu.edu.tr

covid19@itu.edu.tr
(0534) 022 69 92
(0212) 285 34 89
(0212) 285 70 50

You can also find answers to frequently asked questions about the practices in the context of Coronavirus (COVID-19) measures here. (itu.edu.tr/coronavirus)

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IMPORTANT NOTICE ON RECENT IMPLEMENTATIONS AND MEASURES WITHIN THE SCOPE OF NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) PRECAUTION POLICIES - 18 MARCH 2020

Dear Students and Staff,

With the announcement of the first case in our country by the Ministry of Health, the decisions and measures taken under the coordination of the Presidency and the Council of Higher Education and the measures taken for the special conditions of our University are shared with you, regularly and simultaneously, via e-mail and İTÜ Mobile announcements, official social media accounts of İTÜ and on our website.

In this process, all announcements made via İTÜ official home page and e-mails, practices in our institution, answers to frequently asked questions and information about individual measures to be taken can be found collectively at http://www.itu.edu.tr/koronavirus. In addition, İTÜ Coordination Desk, established for coronavirus measures, continues to provide 24/7 service via phones and e-mail.

Emphasizing that institutional and individual measures are crucial for protecting public health, we collectively remind you of the practices within the scope of İTÜ Precaution Policies on New Coronavirus (COVID-19).

The current regulations and measures taken from 18 March to 6 April 2020 are summarized below and valid until a second announcement.

İTÜ Rectorate

Regulations and Measures valid between 18 March – 6 April 2020


İTÜ CAMPUS ENTRANCES

All campus entrances will be taken under control for all pedestrians and vehicles, with the exception of our academic and administrative staff and shuttle services.

The entrance of our graduates and alumni to the campus has been suspended during this process.

The automatic passing system at the entrances will continue to operate. We kindly request our community to show necessary sensitivity for their visitors.

The entrance of all students will be restricted, except for our students who stay in our dormitories.

In this process, the Maslak Gate (also known as College Gate, leading to the parkway) used for pedestrian entrances at the İTÜ Ayazağa Campus will be closed, plus the Academy Gate (the first gate in the direction of Levent-Sarıyer for vehicles and pedestrians).


EDUCATION ACTIVITIES

In accordance with the precautions regarding the outbreak of Novel Coronavirus, education acitivies (undergraduate, graduate, İTÜSEM) have been suspended at our University between 16 March and 6 April 2020, for a period of 3 weeks.

Within the scope of the research activities of our academic staff, meetings of faculty members with postgraduate students or other stakeholders and postgraduate thesis defense juries will be held online. Information regarding the infrastructure will be announced on the İTÜmain web page.


USE OF CLASSROOMS AND LABORATORIES

Central classrooms at Ayazağa Campus (MED-A and MED-B) and classrooms in all campuses and faculties will be closed.

Undergraduate and graduate students working in laboratories are prohibited from entering the laboratories. Only academic and administrative staff undertaking compulsory studies will be able to access laboratories.


INTERNSHIPS

In accordance with the notification of YÖK, the active internships and insurances of our students are suspended, excluding long term internships of students at Maritime Faculty. Hence, it is not possible for students to start or continue internship, except that of Maritime Faculty students. You can reach the relevant explanation of YÖK via the link below:

https://www.yok.gov.tr/sayfalar/haberler/2020/coronavirus_bilgilendirme_1.aspx 


BENEFICIARIES OF ERASMUS+ PROGRAMME

As for the the decision by the Council of Higher Education, dated 13 March 2020:

Calls regarding Foreign Language Education, Mevlana and Project Based Mevlana Programs made by the Council of Higher Education shall be canceled.

It is necessary to take the required measures to prevent any unjust treatment due to course adjustments for those students who were abroad and returned to country under the exchange programs such as Mevlana or Erasmus.

The recent announcement by the Presidency of the Republic of Turkey, Directorate of Communications, regulates the arrival of the Erasmus students from abroad to Turkey.

You can reach the detailed statements via the links below.

https://www.iletisim.gov.tr/turkce/duyurular/detay/cumhurbaskani-erdoganin-talimatlariyla-cumhurbaskani-yardimcisi-oktayin-baskanliginda-gerceklestirilen-toplantiya-iliskin-aciklama 

http://erasmus.itu.edu.tr/duyurular/covid-19 


ACADEMIC and SOCIAL EVENTS

As for the the decision by the Council of Higher Education, dated 13 March 2020; Education and training activities, academic exchange programs, social and cultural activities, sports competitions, all international activities (including those already planned) with a wide range of academic or administrative staff or student participation have been canceled until a second announcement.

All kinds of congresses, symposiums and meetings, social / cultural events and sports activities and student club events have been suspended at İTÜ Campuses for 3 weeks. Plus, technical trips have been suspended for a period of three weeks.


LIBRARY

Mustafa Inan Central Library and all faculty libraries will be closed for the use of our students. The closing hour of Mustafa Inan Central Library is set for 16:30 starting from March 17, 2020.

The return dates of publications due 16 March-6 April 2020 are extended until 6 April 2020.


INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES SERVICES

In accordance with the measures taken in line with the principle of limiting on-campus interactions, user services that operate on the basis of 24/7 service principle of the Information Technologies Department will only be provided during working hours. Workshop Technical Services are also suspended until the next announcement. You may reach the details via the following link: https://bidb.itu.edu.tr/ 


SPORTS FACILITIES

Indoor Swimming Pools, Wellness Center, Indoor Sports Halls and Indoor Tennis Courts of İTÜ Sports Facilities will be closed. The stadium, outdoor tennis courts and astro pitches are only open for individual use and closed for sports competitions and public use.


TRAVELLING ABROAD

As for the the decision by Council of Higher Education, dated 13 March 2020:

The foreign travels of academic and administrative staff working in higher education institutions, including those previously planned, shall be canceled until a second announcement. In case of compulsory and urgent situations, the request will be sent with the annex of the decision of the University Executive Board, to the Presidency of Council of Higher Education for evaluation, in accordance with the Presidential Circular dated 12 March 2020 and numbered 2020/2.

Higher education institutions shall inform the students (Turkish and foreign nationals) that in case of traveling abroad, they may encounter with problems according to the pandemic status upon their return. Their flights may be cancelled and they may not continue their education for at least 14 days when they return, along with other problems.

Our students and members who have returned from abroad within the last 14 days should not come to the campuses in line with the warning by the Ministry of Health “not leave the house for 14 days”. In this case, students are required to submit their return documents from abroad to the deanship and the staff to the unit they are aligned to for absenteeism and examination rights during the 14-day “home-based (quarantine)” process.


WORKING HOURS

The working hours for March 17, 2020 are 08:30-17:00 and lunch break is between 12:30-13:00. As of March 18, 2020, the working hours is 09:00-17:00, lunch break is between 12:30-13:00 and shuttle departure time is 17:05.


LEAVES

As for the the decision by Council of Higher Education, dated 13 March 2020:

Those who are 60 years of age and above, except for the President, Deputy Chairman, members of the executive board, Chairman and members of the Higher Education Supervisory Board, Secretary General, Deputy Secretary General, Head of Department, Press and Public Relations Consultant and Legal Counsel, and those who are on legal breast-feeding leave, disabled employees, disadvantaged groups determined by the Ministry of Health (those with immune problems, cancer patients, chronic respiratory patients, obesity and diabetes, cardiovascular patients, organ transplant patients, chronic patients) will be on leave for twelve days starting from 16 March 2020.

The annual leave demands of female academic and administrative staff with children in preschool and primary education shall be met and compassionate leaves for those who do not have the right to annual leave shall be used, and the annual leave demands of other academic and administrative staff shall be considered in accordance with the legal regulations.

Public officials abroad are deemed to have administrative leave for the part of the period of isolation at home for 14 days following the date of return to the country. The mentioned personnel are required to provide information to the İTÜ Coordination Desk e-mail addresses (the country they returned from, their return dates, their address, contact information, current health status ... etc.).


İTÜ DINING HALLS

Lunch time is set for 12:00-13:30.

Dinner service at Tuzla and Gümüşsuyu dining halls was suspended as the number of students + staff eating at both dining halls dropped below 50. Dinner service at Maslak Dining Hall is available between 17:30 and 18:30.

As of 18.03.2020, food service will be provided only in student halls of the dining hall in Gümüşsuyu, Taşkışla and Maçka dining halls.


PRIVATE BUSINESSES

With the related circular of the Ministry of Interior, the enterprises located in İTÜ Campuses and faculty buildings have been temporarily closed for students staying at İTÜ dormitories and İTÜ Teknokent employees, except Küçük Ev, Petek Restaurant, Alumni Restaurant, Espresso Lab). Changes about businesses will be announced separately.


İTÜ DORMITORIES AND GUESTHOUSE

Our students can continue to use İTÜ Dormitories.

However, the entrance of our students who have stayed at İTÜ Dormitories and returned from abroad has been suspended for 14 days. Our relevant students are required to report their travel information and reports on their current health status to the Dormitories.

All reservations made to our guesthouses from abroad have been canceled. Domestic new reservation requests are not received.


İTÜ MEDİKO SOCIAL CENTERS

Services continue in Mediko Social Centers. For dental treatments, services are provided only in situations that require urgent intervention.


NURSERIES

In accordance with the statement of the Republic of Turkey, Ministry of Family, Labor and Social Services, our university nurseries will be closed from 16 March 2020 until the next statement of the Ministry.


ON-CAMPUS SHUTTLES

Only ring shuttles for on-campus housing will continue. Other shuttle services are temporarily suspended.


DOCUMENT SUPPLY

None of the documents that can be obtained through e-state will be delivered by the units of our University.


MEASURES

Hygiene and disinfection;

www.itu.edu.tr/koronavirus  is established.

In order to reduce personal hygiene and infection risk, information posters of the Ministry of Health were hung in our dormitories, dining halls and faculties.

News with scientific content on Novel Coronavirus are carried out on İTÜ official web pages.

Protection methods for all the public are regularly shared via İTÜ official social media accounts.

The staff in all units of İTÜ was informed about the New Coronavirus. Disinfection of all private enterprises in our campuses has been made compulsory, New Coronavirus notifications have been given to their employees, and their control has been increased by notifying the application of masks, gloves and other hygiene rules

The cleaning agents used in all dining halls outside the food production areas were replaced with cleaning agents with disinfectant properties.

A protocol suitable for New Coronavirus disinfection is carried out in the cleaning of all areas (classrooms, dining halls and private establishments' food preparation and service areas, libraries, laboratories, nurseries, dormitories, guesthouses, toilettes) at İTÜ Campuses. In addition, contact points such as tables, chairs, door handles, sink faucets, toilet covers, handrails, electrical switches in common areas are regularly disinfected.

The cleaning and disinfection processes of kitchens, dishwashers and staff toilets at our university dining halls have been tightened according to the protocol compatible with the Novel Coronavirus disinfection. Novel Coronavirus disinfection studies have been carried out in all ring services and hand antiseptics have been placed in all faculties / buildings / ring services including; Maslak 75. Yıl Main Dining Hall and Annex Building, Maçka Dining Hall, Taşkışla Dining Hall, Gümüşsuyu Dining Hall, Tuzla Dining Hall, Indoor Sports Hall, Valley Gymnasium, Indoor Swimming Pool, Stadium, Gümüşsuyu Sports Hall and Outbuilding, Kindergarten (Ayazağa and Maçka), Cultural Services Branch Office, Medicology (Ayazağa and Maçka), Arıoğlu Girls Dormitory, Ayazağa Girls Dormitory, Ali İhsan Aldoğan Girls Dormitory, Altan Edige Girls Dormitory, Gök Students Dormitory, Gümüşsuyu Boys Dormitory, Gümüşsuyu Girls Dormitory, İMKB (Valley) Male Dormitories, Yılmaz Akdoruk Student Guesthouse, Student Affairs Department, Rectorate Building, Old Rectorate Building.


Sustainability of Personal Disinfection;

Hand sanitizers have been placed at appropriate points throughout the university to ensure hand hygiene of our students, all employees and visitors. The usage regime is monitored and reinforcements are planned where necessary.

The detergents used in the cleaning of all areas exposed to collective use and in contact points such as door handles, handrails, electrical switches, etc. have been replaced with those containing high levels of disinfectants. Inventory controls are tightened.


İTÜ COORDINATION DESK CONTACT INFORMATION

İTÜCoordination Desk (Vice Rectors, Secretary General and Assistants, Institutional Communications Coordinator, Legal Consultancy, Haseki State Hospital and İTÜ Medical Center Social Center Doctors, Head of Health, Sports and Culture Department, Head of Student Affairs, Head of IT Department, Head of Administrative and Financial Affairs, Head of Human Resources, Head of Library, Head of Construction and Technical Affairs, Head of Strategy and Development, Security Coordinator, Manager of Food Businesses, Dormitories Coordinator) has been established and continues to provide 24-hour support via the following phones or emails.

koronavirus@itu.edu.tr

covid19@itu.edu.tr
(0534) 022 69 92
(0212) 285 34 89
(0212) 285 70 50

You can also find answers to frequently asked questions about the practices in the context of Coronavirus (COVID-19) measures here. (itu.edu.tr/coronavirus)

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IMPORTANT NOTICE ON RECENT IMPLEMENTATION AND RULES REGARDING CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) MEASURES - 17 MARCH 2020

Dear Students and Staff,

We are increasing our coronavirus (COVID-19) measures at our campuses, which are valid between 18 March - 6 April 2020;


PRIVATE BUSINESSES

All private enterprises within faculty buildings are temporarily closed at İTÜ Campuses, except Küçük Ev, Petek Restaurant, Alumni Restaurant, Espresso Lab)


İTÜ DINING HALLS

Lunch time is set for 12:00-13:30.

Dinner time is set for 17:30-18:30.

Dinner services are suspended at Tuzla and Gümüşsuyu campuses .

As of 18.03.2020, dining service will be available only at student dining halls at Gümüşsuyu, Taşkışla and Maçka dining halls.


İTÜ CAMPUS ENTRANCES

All campus entrances will be taken under control for all pedestrians and vehicles, with the exception of our academic and administrative staff and shuttle services.

The entrance of our graduates and alumni to the campus has been suspended during this process.

The automatic passing system at the entrances will continue to operate. We kindly request our community to show necessary sensitivity for their visitors.

The entrance of all students will be restricted, except for our students who stay in our dormitories.

In this process, the Maslak Gate (also known as College Gate, leading to the parkway) used for pedestrian entrances at the İTÜ Ayazağa Campus will be closed, and the Academy Gate (the first gate in the direction of Levent-Sarıyer for vehicles and pedestrians).

Thank you for your support and we wish you healthy days ahead.

İTÜ Rectorate

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16 March, 2020

Dear Students and Staff,

Within the scope of İTÜ Policies of Measure on the New Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional measures to be implemented as of 17 March 2020 are listed below:

Central classrooms at Ayazağa Campus (MED-A and MED-B), classrooms in all campuses and faculties will be closed.

Undergraduate and graduate students working in laboratories are prohibited from entering the Laboratories. Only academic and administrative staff undertaking compulsory studies will be able to enter laboratories.

Mustafa Inan Central Library and all faculty libraries will be closed to our students. The closing hour of Mustafa Inan Central Library will be 16:30 starting from March 17, 2020.

Within the scope of the research activities, meetings of faculty members with postgraduate students or other stakeholders and postgraduate thesis defense juries will be held online. Information regarding the infrastructure will be announced on the İTÜ main web page.

The arrival of Erasmus students to Turkey from abroad is regulated within the scope of the last announcement by the Presidency of the Republic of Turkey, Directorate of Communications. You can reach the announcements via the links below:

https://www.iletisim.gov.tr/turkce/duyurular/detay/cumhurbaskani-erdoganin-talimatlariyla-cumhurbaskani-yardimcisi-oktayin-baskanliginda-gerceklestirilen-toplantiya-iliskin-aciklama 

http://erasmus.itu.edu.tr/duyurular/covid-19 

In accordance with the notification of YÖK, the active internships and insurances of our students are suspended. Long term internships of students at Maritime Faculty are excluded. You can reach the relevant explanation of YÖK via the link below:

https://www.yok.gov.tr/sayfalar/haberler/2020/coronavirus_bilgilendirme_1.aspx 

Indoor Swimming Pools, Wellness Center, Indoor Sports Halls and Indoor Tennis Courts of İTÜ Sports Facilities will be closed. The stadium, outdoor tennis courts and astro pitches are only open for individual us and closed for sports competitions and public use.

Medico Social Center continues to serve. However, only emergency services will be provided for dental treatments.

None of the documents that may be obtained via e-State will be provided by our university by hand.

On-campus ring shuttles have been stopped, excluding on-campus housing shuttles.

The working hours for March 17, 2020 are 08:30-17:00 and lunch break is between 12:30-13:00. As of March 18, 2020, the working hours is 09:00-17:00, lunch break is between 12:30-13:00 and shuttle departure time is 17:05.

The new regulations will be valid until a new announcement to come.

Exchange of updates on information regarding steps taken to protect public health will continue. We strongly encourage you to check your e-mails, İTÜ official webpage and “İTÜMobil” application frequently.

Thank you for your support in measures taken to decrease the risk of New Coronavirus.

İTÜ Rectorate

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March 13, 2020

IMPORTANT NOTICE BY THE COUNCIL OF HIGHER EDUCATION ON CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19): 1

As per the decision taken at the meeting under the Presidency of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, which discussed the measures to be taken against Coronavirus Disease (Covid-19), the higher education has been suspended in our country for 3 weeks starting from 16 March 2020.

This decision is taken for precautionary purposes, and in order for the decision to reach its goal, this process should be carried out "calmly and carefully" in our academy. In this context, individual discourses and practices should not be allowed. It is important to comply with the regulations regarding the measures that our state takes and will take.

In the process of coronavirus disease, all higher education institutions will act within the framework of the decisions that our state has taken and will make regarding the issue under the “coordination of YÖK”.

For this purpose, higher education institutions requested that a vice-rector should be appointed to carry out the processes of coronavirus. The possible names were conveyed to our Directorate immediately and a continuous and direct contact with them was established.

The YÖK Executive Board met today under the chairmanship of President Saraç and discussed the Covid-19 pandemic process in our higher education institutions and the decisions taken as a result of the meeting were conveyed to the universities. According to this, it is respectfully announced to the public that;

1. Those who are 60 years of age and above, except for the President, Deputy Chairman, members of the executive board, Chairman and members of the Higher Education Supervisory Board, Secretary General, Deputy Secretary General, Head of Department, Press and Public Relations Consultant and Legal Counsel, and those who are on legal breast-feeding leave, disabled employees, disadvantaged groups determined by the Ministry of Health (those with immune problems, cancer patients, chronic respiratory patients, obesity and diabetes, cardiovascular patients, organ transplant patients, chronic patients) will be on leave for twelve days starting from 16 March 2020.

2. Academic and administrative staff working in higher education institutions, except the Rector, Vice Rector, Dean, Institute, School, Conservatory, Vocational School and independent Foundation Vocational School Directors, those who are 60 years of age and above, and those who are pregnant, on legal breast-feeding leave, disabled employees, the disadvantaged groups (those with immune problems, cancer patients, chronic respiratory patients, obesity and diabetes, cardiovascular patients, organ transplant patients, chronic patients) determined by the Ministry of Health will be on leave for twelve days starting from 16 March 2020. The annual leave demands of female academic and administrative staff with children in preschool and primary education shall be met and compassionate leaves for those who do not have the right to annual leave shall be used, and the annual leave demands of other academic and administrative staff shall be considered in accordance with the legal regulations.

3. The foreign travels of academic and administrative staff working in higher education institutions, including those previously planned, shall be canceled until a second announcement. In case of compulsory and urgent situations, the request will be sent with the annex of the decision of the University Executive Board, to the Presidency of Council of Higher Education for evaluation, in accordance with the Presidential Circular dated 12 March 2020 and numbered 2020/2.

4. Education and training activities, academic exchange programs, social and cultural activities, sports competitions, etc. of higher education institutions and all foreign activities (including those already planned) with a wide range of academic, oradministrative staff or student participation shall be cancelled until a second announcement.

5. As with all associate and undergraduate degree students continuing on their formal education programs, the education of associate and undergraduate students in internship and applied education in health, teaching, science and engineering program shall be suspended.

6. All postgraduate students will be evaluated in this context, except for those having their specialties in medicine, dentistry and pharmacy.

7. Education shall continue for programs that have been opened in accordance with the principles and procedures related to distance education, except for applied and face-to-face education.

8. The continuation of education offered via distance learning in Foreign Language Preparatory Classes will be evaluated by higher education institutions. The examinations should be planned after the decision to suspend the education is abolished.

9. Higher education institutions shall inform the students (Turkish and foreign nationals) that in case of traveling abroad, they may encounter with problems according to the pandemic status upon their return. Their flights may be cancelled and they may not continue their education for at least 14 days when they return, along with other problems.

10. It is necessary to take the required measures to prevent any unjust treatment due to course adjustments for those students who were abroad and returned to country under the exchange programs such as Mevlana or Erasmus.

11. Calls regarding Foreign Language Education, Mevlana and Project Based Mevlana Programs made by the Council of Higher Education shall be cancelled.

12. Interns at the Faculty of Medicine can take part in the provision of health services, if demanded voluntarily and deemed appropriate by the university.

13. A commission under the presidency of the vice-rectors determined on the subject shall be established in order to carry out the processes effectively and dynamically in higher education institutions. The communication and tracking system with students shall be reviewed and updated. Academic and administrative staff and students shall be regularly informed by their institutions about developments.

14. In parallel with the developments in higher education systems in the world, considering our experiences within the scope of the “Digital Transformation Project in Higher Education” that we have initiated in recent years, along with our distance education research and application centers in 120 universities, and the competencies of our universities, which provide distance education to more than 2 million students, possessing the infrastructure required for this, demands and proposals of universities regarding offering courses in digital environment shall be received.

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March 13, 2020

2nd ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING POLICIES OF İTÜ MEASURES ON NEW CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

Dear Students and Employees,

As Istanbul Technical University, our priority is the health of all our students and employees. However, in order to effectively and dynamically carry out processes that will be successful with your support, you will be regularly informed within the information coming from the Government, YÖK and other state authorities.

In line with the precautionary decision against the new coronavirus outbreak, we have suspended all educational activities (undergraduate, graduate, İTÜEMEM and secondary education etc.) and meetings, congresses, seminars, sports, etc. between 16 March and 6 April 2020. activities were interrupted for 3 weeks. The holiday decision covers all levels of students. Detailed information will be continued through our official channels.

We inform all of our students (national/internationa) in case of traveling abroad, they may encounter problems upon their arrival, such as cancellation in their flights and discontinue their education for at least 14 days.

Our students may continue to use İTÜ Dormitories.

Our students and members will continue to have lunch and dinner at all İTÜ Dining halls.

The working hours of İTÜ Libraries is from 08:30 to 17:30 on weekdays, between 16 March and 6 April 2020. The return dates of the publications have been extended to 6 April 2020.

In accordance with the statement of the T. C. Ministry of Family, Labor and Social Services, our university nurseries will be closed from 16 March 2020 until the next statement of the Ministry.

You can reach the İTÜ Coordination Desk for the İTÜ precautionary policies regarding the new Coronavirus (COVID-19) via the following phones or e-mails.

koronavirus@itu.edu.tr veya covid19@itu.edu.tr (Mesajlarınız kısa sürede yanıtlanacaktır)

­ (0212) 285 30 82

­ (0212) 285 34 89

­ (0212) 285 66 44

­ (0212) 285 70 50

(0534) 022 69 92 (Out of working hours and weekends)

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March 12, 2020

İTÜ POLICIES OF MEASURE ON THE NEW CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

(Will remain in practice until April 6, 2020)


Dear Students and Employees,

Recently, national and local measures against the New Coronavirus (COVID-19), which creates anxiety all over the world, are increasing. As Istanbul Technical University, our priority is the health of our students and all our employees. We follow all developments regarding the New Coronavirus outbreak and increase the measures we take to prevent the outbreak.

In order to prevent the spread of New Coronavirus, your valuable determination is required for practices to be successful, which require a high level of cohesion, coordination and sensitivity as a society.

Due to the ongoing spread of the outbreak in the world and New Coronavirus cases reported by the Ministry of Health in Turkey, "social distance and hygiene" policy is put into effect across all our campuses.

Our aim is to reduce the number of situations that require meeting in large groups to protect public health and to minimize the time spent collectively at close range.

Measures for the prevention of the New Coronavirus outbreak will be valid until April 6, 2020. In this context, our policy, current measures and new measures are summarized below.

Policies to Prevent the Spread of the New Coronavirus

Lessons

Our practice on lessons will be determined in line with the decisions to be communicated by YÖK.

Campus Meetings and Events

It is of utmost importance for our students and employees to comply with the rules announced by the Ministry of Health in public places such as libraries, dining halls and classrooms. Therefore, all on-campus social activities and interactions that increase the likelihood of contact will be limited, except those required. Social events need to be postponed as much as possible. These activities include those supported by the University, those supported by an external stakeholder, and student activities and all activities in indoor sports facilities.

Travel

International trips for personal reasons or congress, symposium purposes are strictly not recommended. In particular, it is imperative to show the necessary sensitivity in this regard.

Our students and members who have returned from abroad within the last 14 days should not come to the campuses in line with the warning by the Ministry of Health “not leave the house for 14 days”. In this case, students are required to submit their return documents from abroad to the deanship and the staff to the unit they are aligned to for absenteeism and examination rights during the 14-day “home-based (quarantine)” process.

Students staying at İTÜ Dormitories and returning from abroad have been suspended for 14 days. Our relevant students are required to report their travel information and reports on their current health status to the Dormitories.

Dear İTÜ Family,

İTÜ precaution policies determined regarding COVID-19 will only be successful with your support. Accordingly, the following measures have been taken against the New Coronavirus at İTÜ Campuses. Coordination Desk has been established for the implementation of these measures. You can reach İTÜCoordination Desk via the following phones or e-mail.

koronavirus@itu.edu.tr or covid19@itu.edu.tr (Your message will be answered shortly)

(0212) 285 30 82

(0212) 285 66 44

(0212) 285 70 50

(0534) 022 69 92 (Out of working hours and weekends)


MEASURES

Hygiene and disinfection;

In order to reduce personal hygiene and infection risk, information posters of the Ministry of Health were hung in our dormitories, dining halls and faculties.

Scientific content news about New Coronavirus is carried out on İTÜ official web pages.

Protection methods for all the public were shared from the official social media accounts of İTÜ.

New Coronavirus notifications are continuously made to the staff in all units of İTÜ. New Coronavirus notifications were also given to private business employees at our campuses.

Products to prevent hand contact with service products were provided at İTÜ Dining halls.

A protocol suitable for New Coronavirus disinfection is carried out in the cleaning of all areas (classrooms, dining halls and private establishments' food preparation and service areas, libraries, laboratories, nurseries, dormitories, guesthouses, toilettes) at İTÜ Campuses. In addition, contact points such as tables, chairs, door handles, sink faucets, toilet covers, handrails, electrical switches in common areas are regularly disinfected.

The cleaning and disinfection processes of kitchens, dishwashers and staff toilets in our university dining halls have been tightened according to the protocol suitable for the New Coronavirus disinfection.

The cleaning agents used in all dining halls outside the food production areas were replaced with cleaning agents with disinfectant properties.

İTÜ Ayazağa Campus, ring services and personnel services have been disinfected. Ring services are hand sanitized.

Disinfection procedures were reported to be compulsory for private enterprises serving at İTÜ Campuses. They are also notified regarding hygiene procedures for reducing the risk of infection and raising awareness amongst their employees. In this context, the audit of private enterprises is meticulously carried out by the İTÜ Administrative and Financial Affairs Department.

Personal Disinfection;

Hand sanitizers have been placed at appropriate points throughout the university to ensure hand hygiene of our students, all employees and visitors. The usage regime is monitored and reinforcements are planned where necessary.

Regular Supply and Control of Disinfectants and Cleaning Agents;

Hand disinfection machines and solutions have been purchased to be placed at the required points. The detergents used in the cleaning of all areas exposed to collective use and in contact points such as door handles, handrails, electrical switches, etc. have been replaced with those containing high levels of disinfectants. Inventory controls are tightened.

Ventilation;

Classes, dining halls, food preparation and service areas of private enterprises, libraries, laboratories, nurseries, dormitories, guesthouses, toilets and all areas open to public use are frequently ventilated.

Engagements;

Official travel requests of our students and employees are tracked through our relevant departments and their assignments are canceled when necessary.

The reservations made by the guests coming from abroad at our guesthouses have been cancelled.

Control of Crowded Meetings;

Indoor Swimming Pools, Wellness Center, Indoor Sports Halls and Indoor Tennis Courts from İTÜ Sports Facilities are temporarily closed.

The activities of our clubs, which are affiliated with the Directorate of Cultural Services, have been cancelled. However, activities with limited scope, such as organization meetings and in-club management meetings, will be held with the approval of the İTÜ Coordination Desk until April 6, 2020. Participation from outside of İTÜ is not allowed.

Technical trips have been cancelled.

Thank you for your support in maintaining the measures taken to reduce the risk of the New Coronavirus.

İTÜ Rectorate

 


 


 

İTÜ Ayazağa Campus

Rektörlük Binası Maslak-Sarıyer / İstanbul

İTÜ Ayazağa Campus Phone

0212 285 30 30 (40 Hat)

İTÜ Ayazağa Campus Fax

0212 285 29 10

İTÜ