Responsibilities - preventing, controlling and providing the necessary materials
The following follows the recommendations of the Austrian Ministry of Education (as formulated in the "Hygiene handbook for Covid-19, Part 2: Recommendations of the BMBWF for protection against Covid-19 infection in universities and higher education institutions,"published in 2020, in Vienna).
The prevention of Covid-19 across CEU units (KEE, CEU PU, OktSzolg) is managed by the Pandemic Leadership Team (PLT), joint team comprising representatives from the Hungarian and Austrian CEU entities.
Main roles and responsibilities
|Approves protocols, policies and proposals from Emergency Response Teams (ERT). Releases key communication||Senior Leadership Team (SLT)|
|Develop COVID-19 protocols and policies, plan for continuity||Pandemic Policies and Protocols Lead (PPP Lead)|
|Provides regular status updates to SLT||PPP Lead|
|Monitor Hungarian and Austrian COVID-19 trends and country regulations||PPP Lead ERT Leads|
|Leads local operative responses to COVID-19 alerts and emergencies||ERT Leads|
|Ensures all COVID-19 alerts, queries and concerns are received and acted upon. Manages email@example.com. Assesses the risks and develops mitigating actions||Pandemic Working Group (PWG)|
|Organizes and monitors the quarantine of students. Provides support for faculty and staff in quarantine||PWG|
|Drafts updates to CEU community on pandemic developments||PWG|
|Publishes updates and medical advices to the whole community||Communication|
|Defines and implements required hygiene measures within the Library||Library|
|Plans, designs and implements preventive actions, e.g. signage, marks on entrance and staircases, installation of disinfection equipment, insures visibility and access to communication, etc.||Facilities|
|Medical advisory to PLT||
Dr. Monika Horvath
Composition of the CEU Pandemic Leadership Team
Meeting regularly, the PLT acts as a prevention and control committee (as recommended by the Ministry of Education), recommending decisions, policy changes and measures to theSenior Leadership Team (SLT). Following SLT’s decision/approval, measures areimplemented by the appropriate unit(s). Implementation is monitored and reported back to SLT by the PLT.
One of the major outputs of the PLT are the COVID-19 Campus Protocols—issued separately for each campus (including student housing in given city)—that serve as the operating plan for prevention and control.