INFORMATION ON THE HEALTH SITUATION IN ITALY
FEBRUARY 29, 2020, 10:50 am (CET)
Since the recent outbreak of the Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Northern Italy, the Umbra Institute has been working closely with the local authorities, our partner institutions in the US, and the American Association of Colleges and Schools in Italy (AACUPI). We continue monitoring the situation closely and any new developments will be promptly announced. We are aware of the heightened concern by both students and parents. Please note that the health and well-being of our students is our top priority and we will continue to consult the local authorities to incorporate the best practices in response to this crisis.
NOTICE TO STUDENTS AND PARENTS
We have been informed by our US university partners and providers that they have decided to suspend programs in Italy, including those at the Umbra Institute in Perugia.
At the time if this notice, there are no cases of covid-19 in Perugia. Nevertheless, in light of the elevated U.S. advisory levels for Italy (level 3), and out of concern for your safety and well-being, the Umbra Institute will suspend the semester’s activities effective immediately. The Institute will assist all students in immediately preparing for departure, making travel plans and getting home safely. Students are asked to contact Umbra staff immediately if they expect any difficulties in making their arrangements.
Although the advisory level was raised, this is not an emergency. But we have been instructed to ensure that all students have left the program by Friday, March 6, 2020.
COURSES TO CONTINUE REMOTELY
Umbra is giving all students the opportunity to continue classes remotely (online) to complete all course work to obtain a final grade and academic credit. To allow for ample time during this transition process, we have decided to suspend all class activities for two weeks. Midterm exams will be taken remotely and when courses re-commence online on March 16th. This will allow us ample time to prepare for this transition.
This document is constantly updated – Last update: March 1, 2020, 12:00 am (CET)