This past year of health emergency due to the Covid-19 virus, the RUI Foundation has worked in collaboration with the management and the people in charge of services in our residences to implement every safety regulation and maintain as calm an environment as possible in such peculiar times.
Our residences have always remained open and kept offering their services to our students, respecting every measure to contain the risks of contagion, as dictated by the DPCMs from the Presidente del Consiglio and by each region. The Foundation instituted a Risk Committee composed of professionals in the field and constantly evaluated the health and safety regulations to decide on actions to take.
The health and safety regulations for work areas have been defined and updated with the changing situation of the epidemic to protect our staff.
Special health and safety regulations were put in place to minimize risks in order to protect our residents.
With the new academic year 2020/2021, the Risk Committee at the RUI Foundation has created a protocol to be implemented in all the residences with every regulation to contain and manage risks connected to the Covid-19 virus in order to protect our residents and staff. Following this protocol, each residence created their own Covid regulations.
Our residences are, therefore, strictly monitored areas where all regulations and procedures are aimed at ensuring a serene and peaceful cohabitation among university students. Some of the procedures are:
- Sanitization of all areas, distribution of sanitizing gel, masks for personal use and cleaning products for sanitizing;
- New rules to regulate access to the residences, to maintain social distancing, and rules of conduct in shared areas (study rooms, dining rooms, gyms, common rooms, etc.);
- Additional educational offerings through online initiatives;
- Limiting access of outsiders without authorization and verification protocols to gain access.
The RUI Foundation will update these protocols as the situation evolves in each region, following the directives from the authorities, from the regional ordinances and based on a precise assessment of the progress of the pandemic.
In this way, the residences of the RUI Foundation will continue to be a reference point for their students, a place where they can safely and prudently pursue their social life, cultural exchanges, and university education, which remains an “experience to live fully,” adjusting and reinventing it as we go.