University of Buenos Aires (Argentina) – The UBA against the Covid-19
In the framework of the Social, Preventive, and Compulsory Isolation, the University of Buenos Aires keeps under the prevention measures against the spread of COVID-19 and the actions to mitigate the effects of the health crisis. Today more than ever, circulation must be reduced in the most affected areas, therefore, our buildings and facilities will remain closed, except for those destined for assistance tasks associated with the pandemic.
In this new context, the schools, the CBC, and the administration are working remotely. As a result of a great institutional effort to adapt to virtuality, the University of Buenos Aires can continue offering quality education to almost 330 thousand students studying over 2,000 online courses. The course format and regulations vary in each academic unit, so we recommend following the official accounts of each school in social networks, whose list is at the end of this note, so as not to miss any news.
We continue to carry out tasks that mitigate the health crisis placing at the disposal of the public our scientific, technological and hospital capacity, with the unending collaboration of our researchers, health professionals and more than 7,000 volunteers who are working to contain the needs of the health system of the City and the Province of Buenos Aires. Our research teams are dedicated to the development of solutions in all fields, to the inputs production and specific actions in the medical area. On the highest international investigation level, the UBA is working in the development of a Coronavirus vaccine together with the University of Wisconsin, participating in the initial stages of testing the vaccine’s efficacy. We will continue doing our part and we invite you to continue doing yours, so you take care of yourself, yours, everyone. That’s why we advise you to:
If you develop two or more of the following symptoms:
Fever of 37.5°C (99.5°F) or more, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, sudden loss of the senses of taste and smell, please call 107 in the City of Buenos Aires or 148 in the Province of Buenos Aires. For any other jurisdiction, please, get in touch with the hotlines mentioned in the following link:: https://www.argentina.gob.ar/coronavirus/telefonos/provincias-caba.
Keep informed by consulting the official national and local sites of your district, because since the epidemiological situation is not homogeneous in the different jurisdictions of the country, the measures may adopt different modalities.
What does social, preventive, and compulsory isolation mean? Social, preventive, and compulsory isolation is an exceptional measure that the national government adopts in a critical context. To protect public health against the spread of the new coronavirus, it was established that all persons who live, or are temporarily located, in the jurisdictions where this regulation applies should remain in their usual homes, only being able to make minimal movements and essential to stock up on cleaning supplies, medicines, and food. More information from the National Government: https://www.argentina.gob.ar/salud/coronavirus-COVID-19 (content available in Spanish)
For more information about Responsible Quarantine in the City of Buenos Aires: https://www.buenosaires.gob.ar/coronavirus (content available in Spanish)
Official networks UBA Schools and CBC (Common Basic Cycle):
School of Agriculture
School of Architecture, Design and Urbanism
School of Economic Sciences
School of Exact and Natural Sciences
School of Social Sciences
School of Veterinary Sciences
School of Law
School of Engineering
School of Philosophy and Humanities
School of Pharmacy and Biochemistry
School of Medicine
School of Dentistry
School of Psychology