Corona virus – update #26 – 19/02/2021

Gradual return to routine on campus

Dear Technion community
Starting on Sunday (Feb. 21st ), the government plans a wide scale gradual opening of the economy back to its routine operation.  Within this framework, we plan to re-open our Sports Center, including the swimming pools complex and the gym.  Only people holding formal Vaccination Confirmations,  Recovery from COVID confirmation or negative result in COVID test taken within the last 48 hours will be eligible to enter these places . Similarly, the MICHLOL store will re-open under similar restrictions and we are hoping to open additional stores on campus.  Please note that supermarkets on campus remain open to all (i.e., no need to present special confirmations to enter them) as they are considered essential services.
Also on Sunday and beyond, the limitations on the number of people congregating in close space will be lifted from 5 to 10 and in open space from 10 to 20.  Students who lack proper learning conditions at home are invited to use the learning spaces spread across the campus under the set of Purple Badge regulations and particularly under the limitation of the number of people allowed to stay together in a given space as mentioned above.
Please note that we continue to require Health Declaration or Vaccination/Recovery Confirmation in order to enter the Technion gates.