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Specific Measures

While at the University respecting a safe social distance is extremely important.  It is absolutely essential to reinforce personal hygiene measures as a principal means for preventing and controlling infection.   

In the stairs and hallways, you should walk on the right, yielding to another person when necessary to avoid being closer than the recommended distance.  At the same time, you should use the stairs, and when use of the elevator is necessary, it should be by only one person per trip, except for an individual who requires assistance, and in which case, they may be accompanied. 

Specific measures in common areas

Stairs and hallways. In areas of transit, providing there is sufficient width, you should always walk on the right next to the wall, with your left side going against the direction of transit on the other side.

In addition, walking should not be done side by side, but in single file, always leaving a safe distance to avoid contact while moving. In narrow halls or passageways where a 1.5 meter safe distance cannot be maintained, you should let the other person come through, and not go into the hallway until that person has left the hallway or area while a person wishing to go the opposite direction should wait, so as to avoid bumping into each other.

Bathrooms. The number of persons using the bathrooms at the same time will be limited.

Maximum occupancy is one person in spaces less that four square meters, except when an individual  needs assistance, and in which case they may be accompanied.

For bathrooms larger than four square meters with more than one stall or urinal, maximum occupancy is 50% of the number of stalls and urinals in the bathroom, keeping social distance during their use.

Elevators. Absolute priority is given to persons with limited mobility.

As a general rule, the stairways should be used.  If necessary, the elevator should only be used by one person at a time per trip, except when an individual requires assistance, in which case they may be accompanied.

Outdoor spaces and grounds: In the University outdoor areas and grounds, a safe social distance must maintained at all times and any type of crowd formation avoided.

Specific measures in the classrooms and teaching laboratories

  • Entering and leaving the classrooms and labs must be done in an orderly fashion and always keeping a safe distance.
  • Accessing a classroom or lab is not permitted until the previous class or group has completely left the room. 
  • Inside the classroom there are seats marked where sitting is permitted in order to maintain a safe distance.
  • Only the indicated seats can be used and in no case can maximum room capacity established for each classroom or lab be exceeded. 
  • Each of the designated seats will be identified by a number that the student must register if at some time it would necessary to confirm their location in the classroom.
  • In the case of classrooms and labs, their furniture cannot be moved to alter the initial distribution.
  • No material or personal items may be shared between classmates.
  • No eating or drinking is allowed in the classrooms and labs.
  • No congregating in the hallways is permitted.

Specific measures in public information counter services

  • Priority will be given to telephone and remote assistance.
  • Face-to-face service will be by appointment.
  • Access control mechanisms will be implemented at the building entrances, including access from outside the buildings.
  • The waiting areas will strictly comply with the capacity regulations.
  • All public, including those waiting, must maintain safe social distance, which will be clearly marked. 

Specific measures for meeting and conference rooms

  • In general, meeting and conference rooms or common areas for use by the administrative unit will remain closed. 
  • In the case where this is not possible, the maximum capacity of each room must be respected in order to maintain a safe distance. 

Specific measures in offices and laboratories

Shared office spaces

  • Maximum capacity will be that which has been established for each space.
  • Where furniture and devices are shared, their surfaces must be cleaned before and after each use.
  • Individuals not pertaining to the office space may access the area only if the room capacity permits it, and if social distance can be maintained. If any conflict should arise in the application of the rules for using these spaces, the Head of the Service or the Director of the Department/Institute will decide on the procedures to follow.


Individual offices

  • Face masks are not mandatory while in one’s own office but must be used when in transit or in the common areas. 
  • Office visits can only be made if the space allows a safe social distance to be kept, and in such case, face masks must be worn. 

Specific measures in the libraries

  • A safe distance must be kept at the information service counters when interacting with library staff.
  • Library rooms will be reconditioned for study and reading purposes.  Chairs may not be moved from their original position and rooms can only be accessed when there are unoccupied seats.

Specific measures in the cafeterias, photocopy and printing service, and sports centers

The specific instructions established for the use of these spaces by the University as well as the external services who administer them should be followed.


More information on specific instructions in sports centers.

  • Other measures

    Coordination of business activities

    Administrative units and departments that contract services whose activity is carried out within University facilities and premises should establish the necessary protocol with the contracted companies in order to ensure compliance with the requirements and requisites of health officials, as well as with the norms established in the University itself.

    At the same time, in the case where University personnel go to another workplace, they should be aware of the measures in that center and carry out appropriate coordination by contacting the Occupational Health and Safety Service.