Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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.

[23 September 2020 update]

Back on Campus

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You will find on this page the elements specifically related to the reopening.

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A number of basic measures in order to prevent coronavirus from spreading.

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Known as SwissCovid, it’s a proximity tracing app designed to break chains of transmission and prevent a second wave of SARS-CoV-2 infections.

Preventive measures

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Preventive measures for classes and review sessions for class exercices and where to get individual support.

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Doctoral Courses, Oral Exam, Public Defence, Candidacy Exam, and where to get individual support.

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Extra/overtime hours, absence manager, hiring, cross-border workers and staff holding an L, B or C permit.

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General recommendations, restrictions, holidays and travel, and reimbursement of travel expenses.

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Latest information about conferences & events.

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What you need to work remotely, acquiring IT equipment, and a few simple things that you can do during this time to best adapt your remote workplace

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Coming to campus, how to get bills processed and paid, mail service and orders.

Support and links

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EPFL Coronavirus Support

Didn’t find the information you were looking for on the site? Submit a new request.

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The Center for Primary Care and Public Health allows you to quickly assess your risk online.

Online resources to keep mind and body active

Support programs, and ideas on how to keep your mind and body active while working or taking classes from home.

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 6am to 11pm).

The canton of Vaud also has a telephone hotline for the population and for travellers. More information on the canton’s website (in french).