Our number one priority is the health of everyone who lives, works or studies on EPFL’s campuses in Ecublens, Geneva, Neuchâtel, Fribourg and Sion.
And each and every one of us has a part to play in this. The measures that EPFL has taken reflect our shared responsibility to protect those who are at especially high risk – people whose lives intersect with ours both on campus and around town. We must do all we can to slow the spread of this disease.
Students, services and support
(02 April 2020)
The Students page of this website (regularly updated) informs you of the ongoing status of studies, but also of all the supports and services available (via telephone, email or online) to help you go through these unusual times.
Moreover, your AGEPoly association stands by your side to support you and make sure you keep social ties by setting up activities: discussions, mutual assistance, virtual drinks, games, etc.
Feel free also to get in touch with your coaches, class delegates, teachers and/or sections.
Lastly, the Student services desk is still open and can be reached by email or telephone from 9:00 to 18:00 on working days.
(06 April 2020 update)
Preventive measures for classes and review sessions for class exercices and where to get individual support.
Doctoral Courses, Oral Exam, Public Defence, Candidacy Exam, and where to get individual support.
You’ll find some ideas on how to keep your mind and body active while working or taking classes from home.
We advise you to take the following hygiene precautions, which are the same as those recommended to avoid getting the flu:
- Keep your distance.
- Avoid shaking hands.
- Wash your hands regularly.
- Cough or sneeze into the crook of your elbow, and use tissues.
- Avoid contact with anyone who has a fever.
Are you having trouble breathing? Do you have a cough or fever?
- Stay home.
- Avoid crowds.
- Call your doctor or a health center and follow their instructions.
- Tell them that you traveled recently to one of the affected areas and that you’re showing symptoms.
- Also let them know if you live in student housing or are renting a room in a private house.
If you don’t have a primary care doctor nearby, you can call Vaud Canton’s hotline at 0800 316 800 (every day from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm).
- Please call 021 693 1000.
- The operator will ask you a few questions and then forward a report to the DSPS for evaluation.
- General and non-urgent questions can be handled using this form.
We encourage you to download the EPFL Campus app. That’s one of the places where urgent messages will appear.
A few simple gestures to print and apply.
Hygiene precautions, which are the same as those recommended to avoid getting the flu.
For more information on the measures being taken in Switzerland, we suggest you regularly consult the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) website.
Alternatively, you can call the FOPH coronavirus infoline at +41 58 463 00 00 (every day from 8am to 6pm).
The canton of Vaud also has a telephone hotline for the population and for travellers. More information on the canton’s website (in french).