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Coronavirus Sars-Cov-2 update statement

To all members of the University of Pisa community

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Following the approval of the Presidential Decree of the Council of Ministers (DPCM) dated 4 March 2020 bearing measures to contrast and contain the spread of the Coronavirus over the entire national territory, the Rector, Paolo Mancarella, has sent the following message to all teaching staff, students, administrative and technical staff of the University of Pisa to announce that from Thursday 5 March until 15 March all frontal teaching will be suspended, while degree sessions and midterm exams will continue. “I wish to to point out,” emphasized the Rector, “the adopted measures do not represent in any way the closure of the University, but only precautionary measures to modify the performance of some activities but still continuing to fulfill all service".

Read all the Provisions set out by the Government in force at the moment

Read all the Ordinances issued by the Tuscany Region

Consult the web pages of the Ministry of Health

Consult the web pages of the Ministry of Education

Coronavirus emergency: all the updates in English


Information for the academic community

Coronavirus: all in-presence teaching activities are suspended from 5 March 2020 until 15 March 2020
Read the Rector's statement
5 March 2020

Coronavirus Sars-Cov-2 update statement 2 March 2020
To all members of the University of Pisa community
2 March 2020

Coronavirus: statement from MIUR on how to manage the COVID-19 epidemiological emergency 
Official statement
26 February 2020

What's to know about CORONAVIRUS 2019-nCoV
Useful information about the contagion to protect our community's health
31 January 2020


Rules to follow and useful phone numbers

Following the epidemiological evolution of the disease COVID-19 caused by the Coronavirus SARS-Cov_2 in Italy and based on the latest ordinances, all students, administrative, technical, and teaching staff and researchers are requested to follow the advice below as a precautionary measure.

Let us point out that if anyone of you in the past 14 days:

- entered Italy after staying in foreign countries where the local transmission of the infection is significant according to the indications of the World Health Organization(up to the present day namely, China, South Korea and Iran)

- has passed through or stopped in one of the municipalities as listed in Annex 1 ofthe Prime Minister's Decree of 01/03/2020

it is required to immediately contact the regional health service Azienda USL Toscana Nord Ovest at the dedicated phone number 050.954444 (from 8.00 AM to 8.00 PM, and with voice mailbox from 8.00 PM to 8.00 AM) or writing to Questo indirizzo email è protetto dagli spambots. È necessario abilitare JavaScript per vederlo..

If you are experiencing symptoms that worry you, please do not go to the hospital or emergency room, but call your general practitioner (medico di base) to find out the best conduct to have. If you cannot, for whatever reason, contact your general practitioner (medico di base), try calling:

the toll-free number of the Regione Toscana 800.556060, selecting option 1, from Monday to Friday, from 9 AM to 6 PM;

- the emergency health service (for Pisa 050 959866), on weekdays from 8.00 PM to 8.00 AM and on weekends from Saturdays 8.00 AM up to the following Mondays at 8.00 AM. At this link all emergency health service phone numbers of USL Toscana Nord Ovest.

For any further information, the public utility number is 1500, available h24/24.


Ten rules to follow

  1. Wash your hands frequently
  2. Maintain social distancing with people who present acute respiratoryinfections
  3. Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth
  4. When coughing and sneezing cover mouth and nose 
  5. Do not take antiviral drugs or antibiotics unless prescribed by your doctor
  6. Clean surfaces using alcohol or bleach-based disinfectants
  7. Wear a face mask if you suspect you are sick or when caring for sick people
  8. Goods MADE IN CHINA and parcels from China are not dangerous
  9. Pets do not spread the new coronavirus
  10. If in doubt do not go to the A&E Unit (Pronto Soccorso) at the hospital but contact your GP/family doctor. Call the free emergency line 112 if you believe you have contracted the disease 


Useful links


  • 4 March 2020

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