The objective is to avoid the Coronavirus to spread to people in risk and to reduce the infected zones and the health system collapse
To be in agreement with the decree from the Catalan government affecting our university framework we strongly recommend to work at home, when possible. The Research Secretary of the Catalan Government has sent a document prohibiting the close work meetings, all the formative activities that requires physical presence of the people and to reduce all the mobility. Now we know that all Catalan schools and universities will close the lecture activity from March 13, including Rovira i Virgili. In such a situation, we at IPHES will be officially closing the institute from next Monday March 16 and for a period of two weeks, until March 29.
The situation is very serious and the objective of all these measures is to avoid the infection to spread to people in risk and to reduce the infected zones and the health system collapse.
Thank you all for your comprehension and cooperation
Robert Sala Ramos, Director, Institut Català de Paleoecologia Humana i Evolució Social