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13 Апреля 2020

Recommendations of the Vice-Rector for Social and Educational Work

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic-related restrictive measures introduced in the territory of Moscow and the Moscow region, I would like to clarify the following points.

1. Who is subject to compulsory self-isolation?

• People over 65 years of age

• People with the following chronic diseases:

     - Insulin-dependent diabetes; 
     - Chronic lung diseases (asthma); 
     - Bronchiectasis; 
     - Pulmonary heart and pulmonary circulation; 
     - Presence of transplanted organs and tissues; 
     - Chronic kidney disease; 
     - Malignant neoplasms; 
     - Heart attack and stroke.
     - People who had a coronavirus infection or are still infected, as well as relatives or people who were in direct contact with the patient


2. Who should observe a 14-day quarantine?

• People who arrived in the Russian Federation from abroad. Previously, only tourists from specific countries had been advised to observe quarantine. Now everyone arriving from abroad is required to observe a 14-day quarantine. Moreover, all people who are in direct contact with those arrived have to observe a 14-day quarantine as well.

• People who arrived in Moscow or the Moscow region where pandemic-related restrictive measures are in force are not subject to a 14-day quarantine

• The Government of the Russian Federation approved an agreement between the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Moscow City Hall concerning people failing to comply with restrictive measures. The Moscow  Administrative Offences Code has been amended accordingly (Law of the City of Moscow from 1 April 2020 №6 "On Amendments to Articles 2 and 8 of the Law of the City of Moscow from 10 December 2003 №77 "On Public Police Posts in the City of Moscow" and the Law of the City of Moscow of 21 November 2007 №45  "The Moscow Administrative Offences Code"). From this moment on, the police and employees of the Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing (Rospotrebnadzor) may fine the categories specified in paragraph 1 and paragraph 2.


3. Travelling by car, vehicle passes, certificates of the work done

Traveling by car is not prohibited or restricted, but the police can stop a vehicle with two or more people (except taxis and public transport) to find out why the recommended distance (1.5 m) has not been observed.

Passes can be introduced only in case of "Emergency declaration".

Job certificates, which specify the job of an employee, will further prove the need of moving when communicating with the police. It is not obligatory.


4. How will students return to the hall of residence?

At present, students returning from the regions of the Russian Federation provide travel documents confirming a specific itinerary, statement of good health, or undergo a medical examination at the FinU polyclinic or in a nearby polyclinic. They will have their temperature measured, and only after that they will be checked-in to the hall of residence. 

Students arriving from abroad are required to undergo a 14-day quarantine before checking-in. I would like to stress the fact that there are no separate zones for such category of students at the FinU halls of residence. That is why students choose the place, where they will observe quarantine themselves. 

When a lot of students decide to return to their hall of residence, the same scheme will apply. The FinU polyclinic will extend its hours of operation.