Act responsibly as spring arrives
Spring has arrived, a time when student life gains new momentum with a lot of parties. There is a great risk that the spread of infection will increase if LiU students fail to follow the recommendations of official bodies – meet a limited circle of friends, visit as few places as possible, and keep at a safe distance from others.
Infectious disease units in several university cities in Sweden, including Uppsala, have seen a rapid increase in the spread of infection. The rise is connected to, among other factors, students studying closely together on campus and meeting in social events outside of study, such as parties in student residences. Since the spring has traditionally been a period in which students socialise and celebrate, the crisis management team at LiU is appealing to students to act responsibly.
“Skip the parties, meet as few people as possible, avoid new contacts and keep at least two metres away from other people, both on campus and when relaxing”, says Jonas Blom from the LiU Student Division.
“There is nothing we want more than to gradually open our campuses during the autumn. But for this to be possible we must reduce infection now, and give the ongoing vaccination campaign time to have an effect.”
Text: Björn Stafstedt
Translation: George Farrants
Last updated: 2021-03-19