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20/03/2020

PUCPR DAILY REPORT ON COVID-19 – N.5 | 20/03/2020

Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná (PUCPR), after meeting the Health Monitoring Committee on Friday (20), informs about new deliberations regarding the Coronavirus pandemic:

The campuses located in Toledo, Maringá and Londrina are closed by Municipal decree – assistance will be provided only by email and telephone. In Curitiba, the Academic Department (SIGA) and administrative deparments remain closed. Students will be assisted through SIGA online chat (https://sigaonline.pucpr.br/) or through PUCPR App (https://portaldoestudante.pucpr.br/).

Laboratories and the Library also remain closed – it is noteworthy that PUCPR virtual library has a large collection available to students.

The Psychopedagogical Support Service for PUCPR students (SEAP), continues with online assistance through the Blackboard platform, while masses in the Chapel do not have a public presence, but are broadcast on the Parish Instagram (@paroquiapucpr).

Since last Thursday (19), undergraduate and graduate classes have been taking place in a digital environment, with engaged and participative professors and students. We take the opportunity to emphasize that students from health programs are voluntarily allocated and working in Public Health Care units.

It is very important that social isolation happens not only at the University, but in any places with crowds of people, such as shopping malls, bars, restaurants and others. People in a vulnerable situation – over 60 years old, pregnant women and belonging to risk groups – must follow the recommendations of health agencies and avoid social contact from now on. The definitions of the risk group can be found at https://pucpr.br/coronavirus.

If there are new guidelines, students, professors and employees will be immediately informed through a new Report.

INTERNATIONAL OFFICE OPERATIONS MOST RECENT UPDATE

(UPDATED on March 18)

In order to slow transmission of the COVID-19 virus, we would like to inform you that the International Mobility Office will be working on remote instruction from March 18th (Wednesday) until further notice.

You may contact our team by email:

Incoming Analyst

Thais Moreira

[email protected]

Outgoing Analyst

Matheus Santana

[email protected]

Graduate Analyst 

Patricia Andrade

[email protected]

International Relations Analyst

Ana Luisa Marques

[email protected]

Coordinator for International Mobility 

Lídia Kovalski

[email protected]

Coordinator for International Projects

Viviane M. Martins

[email protected]

17/03/2020

PUCPR DAILY REPORT ON COVID-19 – N.4 | 17/03/2020

Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná (PUCPR), after meeting the Health Monitoring Committee on Tuesday morning (17), informs about new deliberations regarding the Coronavirus pandemic:

Due to the new guidelines of the State Health Secretariat, published at the end of March 16, 2020, decisions on the migration of classroom activities to the digital environment – which previously applied only to Curitiba campus – now also apply to the other campuses: Londrina, Maringá and Toledo.

All students who do not feel safe going to the University between March 17 and 18 will have excused absences. During this period, professors are posting the materials in the virtual learning platform already used by the University, therefore, students can follow remotely, if they prefer.

It is very important that, if the student chooses this alternative, social isolation happens not only at the University, but in any places with crowds of people, such as shopping malls, bars, restaurants and others. People in a vulnerable situation – over 60 years old, pregnant women and belonging to risk groups – must follow the recommendations of health agencies and avoid social contact now.

As of March 19, in addition to face-to-face meetings, the following activities in Curitiba, Londrina, Maringá and Toledo are suspended:

  • Library (open only for borrowing books, not as a place of study. The entire digital collection, already used by students, remains available when accessing the virtual library);
  • Dental clinic;
  • Physical Therapy’s clinic;
  • Veterinary clinic;
  • Legal Practice Center (NPJ);
  • Psychology Practices Center (NPP);
  • Other PUCPR Academic Departments and Units.

Attention:

Students who do not have access to a computer or internet at home will be able to use PUCPR’s computer labs in person, respecting good practices of not crowding people, respiratory etiquette and environmental ventilation / hygiene.

The Academic Department (SIGA) and administrative departments remain open for face-to-face assistance, with enhanced hygiene, cleaning and ventilation of the environment.

If there are new guidelines, students, professors and employees will be immediately informed through a new Report.

16/03/2020

PUCPR DAILY REPORT ON COVID-19 – N.3 | 16/03/2020

Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná (PUCPR) informs about new deliberations regarding the Coronavirus pandemic, after meeting with the Health Monitoring Committee on Monday morning (16) as follows:

For the Main Campus in Curitiba

All face-to-face classes will normally continue until Wednesday (March 18th). Starting from Thursday (March 19th), the classes will be transferred to remote instruction.

Londrina, Maringá, and Toledo Campus:

Since there are no cases of contamination in these cities, face-to-face classes are maintained and the remote instruction will take place according to the local evolution of the contagious. Each situation will continue to be monitored individually.

In all locations:

From this Monday (March 16th), students who do not feel safe coming to the University will have absences waived. Professors will start remote instruction and students will have access to the e-learning platforms that are already used and can keep up with classes at a distance if they prefer;

It is very important that cancellations are consistent with recommendations from the State’S Health authorities to limit large gatherings and practice social distancing. People in a vulnerable situation – over 60 years old, pregnant and belonging to risk groups: the elderly and those with chronic underlying conditions – must follow the recommendations of health agencies and avoid social contact now.

Moreover, the University informs that on Monday (March 16th) afternoon, there will be another meeting at the State Health Secretariat, in which the State Government will deliberate new guidelines. A representative from PUCPR will be present at the meeting, and, if there are new procedures to follow, students and employees will be immediately informed through a new Report.

15/03/2020

PUCPR DAILY REPORT ON COVID-19 – N.2 | 15/03/2020

Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná (PUCPR) informs you that this past Sunday (15), representatives from local Municipal and State Health Departments gathered at Universidade Federal do Paraná (UFPR) with the presence of several other universities’ Rectory, including public and private institutions, to discuss on the evolution of COVID-19 pandemic scene and possible interruptions for the academic activities.

The Municipal and State Health Departments, as well as the Brazilian Society of Infectious Diseases (SBI), have pointed out that more restrictive measures, such as the suspension of in-classes are recommended when the transmission reaches its peak at the local community level, meaning that it is not possible to determine the source of the contagion. Another instruction concerns the immediately authorized absence of all Professors and students that are over 60 years old and/or have comorbidities (such as diabetes, hypertension, lung diseases), considered as part of the risk group of the new epidemic.

Considering that Curitiba is still in the imported transmission phase (phase I), with few confirmed cases, all coming from abroad, and following the guidelines of health authorities, PUCPR will maintain most of the in-classes this Monday (16), when the University’s Health Monitoring Committee will meet again in the morning for further deliberations.

For those activities that are taught by professors over 60 years old will be offered online as of this Monday (March 16), each Professor will get in contact with the students through the PUCPR e-learning platforms to set how the activities will be carried out.

PUCPR points out that all professors are dedicated to adapting teaching plans and that, when the time comes, there will be no suspension of academic activities, but the inclusion of the digital platforms already adopted and implemented by the University.

The University also reiterates that all hygiene and ventilation actions within the infrastructure of the Campus are being reinforced for the continuousness of classroom activities. Every day a new report will be published with the latest information

13/03/2020

PUCPR DAILY REPORT ON COVID-19 – N.1 | 13/03/2020

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the coronavirus (COVID-19) has become a pandemic. All hygiene and ventilation actions in the University’s environments are being reinforced and classes are currently maintained.

PUCPR is following the guidelines of the Health Secretariat and other official bodies and is organizing a specific contingency plan to minimize the impacts in case it becomes necessary to suspend activities. From daily evaluations, new reports with updated information will be published.

From March 16th, the following activities are suspended for an indefinite period:

– Extracurricular events where 50 or more people are expected to gather, such as lectures, discussions or others;

– All activities of the Elderly Person Learning Center (NAPI), as it is considered a risk group;

– Masses and other activities at the University’s Parish Jesus Mestre;

– Some field activities of the School of Medicine, according to detailed guidance that will be sent by each coordinator;

– All sports and cultural activities, according to detailed guidance that will be sent by the department.

NEWS

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS TESTIMONIALS

Lorea Larrañaga Domínguez

Université Lumière Lyon 2 | France

“It is hard for me to put into words what coming to Brazil meant to me. We all know that going abroad can be a challenging experience, but choosing Brazil and PUCPR is by far the best decision I have ever made. Here I met the most wonderful people and experienced by their side unforgettable moments. The international office and local students welcome you in a way that you won’t even feel the need to miss home. The only though part is that, eventually, the exchange comes to an end. Thank you PUCPR for letting me live this amazing experience.”

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Olivia Balducci

Università della Repubblica di San Marino | Italia

“I left Italy without knowing what was waiting for me in Brazil, but here I discovered a world completely different from what I imagined, I met fantastic people who now have become a second family for me. I felt indescribable emotions, hard to forget. I thank PUCPR for giving me the opportunity to giving me this experience, each one of you made us grow and taught us something. Thanks”

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Josué Josafat Del Campo Márquez

Universidad de Guadalajara | Mexico

“Coming to Brazil has been one of the biggest challenges of my life, the difference in language, being far from my everyday life. PUC was a place where I felt at home, I was filled with new experiences, I got in touch with people from all over the world and they also opened the possibility of understanding the Brazilian environment to be able to develop inside and outside of school, without any doubt an incredible experience and only. You will have a great time.”

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Hiromi Saisho Luya

Universidad San Martin de Porres | Peru

“The most divine thing while studying at PUCPR was to live every second like never before. My experience was amazing, I learned a lot!”

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