In light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and with a view to reducing the chances of spreading the disease, as well as ensuring the protection of community health and lives, Fundação Getulio Vargas informs that:

  • There will be a gradual return to on-site classes for undergraduate, graduate and executive education courses until there are suitable conditions for the safety and well-being of all students; even though, other schools, universities and colleges in the private education sector have resumed their activities in the municipalities where FGV campuses are located;
  • Programs continue to be broadcast live, without loss of quality, via synchronous classes using Zoom technology, until face-to-face meetings can be re-established;
  • FGV remains attentive on the containment of the pandemic in Brazil and, the 100% resumption of in-person activities, or expansion of capacity for students, when possible, should be done in a cautious, gradual and safe manner, in order to minimize any risks of contamination and spread of the disease;
  • These guidelines can be revised at short notice, depending on situation with the pandemic and public health situation, the evolution of vaccine coverage and government and health authority recommendations;
  • Administrative staff at FGV schools and units are available to clarify any doubts that may arise.


1. Is FGV closed?

To contribute to the slowdown of the virus and following the health authority guidelines, FGV is not open to the general public. This exceptional and temporary measure aims to restrict the agglomeration and movement of people, in order to prevent or reduce the possibility of contagion or the spread of coronavirus and to ensure the health and safety of everyone. The quarantine was officially instituted on March 22, 2020 and, since then, it has been extended due to the continuity of the public health emergency situation of international importance, resulting from the pandemic.

2. Can employees and service providers access FGV?

At the moment, admission to FGV's facilities is only for specific needs. In cases of exceptional work, previously authorized by the institution. People who need to attend FGV in person must observe specific health regulations and fully comply with the Health Protocol prepared and widely distributed by the institution.

FGV’s approval must be obtained before access is granted to any FGV premises. For employees, rotation can be considered by the Human Resources Department only with prior knowledge of the schedule and the scale for analysis and granting of access.

It is important to emphasize that meetings, study groups and other gatherings must be carried out virtually.

3. Will I be able to access the FGV Library and study rooms?

Library reading rooms are restricted, but numerous databases and periodicals are available online. If you do not have remote access to what you need, contact the course coordination or via e-mail


At the moment, students can borrow and return books and use the Library spaces without impediment, as long as the Protocols guidelines are followed and physical capacity and public services are respected.


We recommend that access to the Library's physical collection is by prior online booking and reservation of the titles required for lending.


Study rooms will be available with individual schools defining how they are to be used, observing Protocols guidelines and the physical capacity and public services.

4. Are the School Secretaries offices open?

Yes, in a restricted manner, but the various methods of contact that each school and unit provide, via email and telephone, as well as online services, continue to function normally.

5. How long will in-person classes remain suspended?

Schools will gradually return to face-to-face for some activities until FGV considers a total return to be safe and acceptable, in order to preserve the health of everyone. We continue to permanently monitor the transmission of COVID-19 in Brazil and any new information will be released through each area, the website or e-mail.

6. How will face-to-face activities be resumed?

FGV created a commission to define the protocols and create an institutional resumption plan that will take place, gradually and safely, as soon as in-person activities are authorized.

Click here to learn more about the protocols and guidelines and the various measures to prevent the transmission of COVID-19 on FGV premises.

7. How are selection processes being carried out?

The undergraduate and graduate selection processes, FGV, ENEM, etc. are taking place virtually (online exam) according to the schedules of each school/unit. For more information, visit the websites of the relevant area.


Recruitment and selection processes such as admissions meetings and individual interviews are taking place online.

8. How are events taking place?

FGV is holding virtual events in order to maintain and strengthen its exchange of knowledge with the general public. The webinars held by FGV are taking place daily, online and free of charge. To see the schedule of events, click here (in portuguese). 

In addition to webinars, closed events such as graduations and course-closing ceremonies are also taking place online. Hybrid events at the Cultural Center, such as welcome ceremonies for new students on courses, recording/filming, may take place, as long as they are analyzed and approved by the institution beforehand.

9. How are extracurricular activities taking place?

Extracurricular activities conducted by the schools can be carried out in-person. Proof of vaccination will be required to attend the event venues.

10. Are visitors allowed access?

Visitors who are not directly involved in the institution's essential activities will not be able to enter school premises or offices without prior authorization from FGV.

Visitors authorized to access facilities must sign an agreement in accordance with the health and safety guidelines defined by the institution's DRH and SESMT.

Upon arrival, visitors must present the confirmation email indicating that they are able to enter the facilities to reception staff.

11. Does FGV require presentation of vaccination cards for students, staff and professors for access to its premises?

Yes, with a view to protecting life and collective health and in accordance with article 3, item III, sub-item “d” of Law No. 13.979/2020 and articles. 5th, 6th, 196 of the Federal Constitution.

12. Will FGV prevent people who have not been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 from attending face-to-face activities on FGV premises?

Yes. For staff and students, the entrance pass will be disabled. Proof of vaccination may be required at the entrance and for movement of people.

Employees who are not fully vaccinated cannot choose to work in-person.

13. Can employees and students who are fully vaccinated but have comorbidities for Covid-19 complications take part in face-to-face activities?

People with comorbidities listed in the National Immunization Plan-PNI and are a priority for vaccination against COVID-19, once fully vaccinated are not barred from face-to-face activities, but we recommend that they continue with remote activities; this group includes pregnant women, employees, teachers and students with comorbidities who are in risk groups for Covi-19. Any medical certificates, issued pursuant to CFM Resolution No. 1658/2002, which specify the need to withdraw from face-to-face activities for students, professors and employees who have completed the vaccination cycle, should be sent to (SP) or (RJ and other locations), for the Safety Engineering and Occupational Medicine Service – SESMT/FGV.

14. What if an employee or student has lost their proof of vaccination?

It is possible to obtain the Covid-19 National Vaccination Certificate, free of charge, from the Connect SUS platform.

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