As the outbreak of COVID-19 emerged in Italy at the end of February, here at VIU we acted quickly to introduce measures to mitigate the impact on our programs and on VIULife.
We have had to suspend all classes, and the professors teaching this semester are adapting to this unexpected situation and implementing various online solutions for their courses. Most students have returned home, but are able to attend virtual classes, either live in real time or in recorded audio/video formats.
The co-curricular program, an integral part of our courses and of #VIUlife, has unfortunately been affected too. The containment measures taken to stop the virus have forced the cancellation of the traditional visits to the city of Venice and the experience of social life. In an effort to reunite the Spring 2020 community however, the RED scholars are organizing virtual Tea2B meetings online, using the Webex platform to virtually gather students and professors in front of their computer screens, over a cup of tea, to discuss the current global situation and other hot topics.
Since COVID-19 has continued to spread across the globe, and as lockdowns have been introduced progressively in different countries, the campuses of our #VIUmembers have had to close too.
Wishing all our VIU community health and strength in these challenging circumstances.
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