COVID-19: Learn about how FGV is functioning during the pandemic

 

FGV Announcement: COVID-19

 

In light of the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) and with a view to reducing the risk of spreading the disease, Fundação Getulio Vargas, following the recommendations of the health authorities, reports that:

- On-site classes for undergraduates, graduates and executive education have been suspended from March 16, 2020.

- FGV’s schools and units have adapted their programs to exceptionally allow their classes to be taken by everyone, live, from their homes, until in-person meetings can be re-established. The chosen methodology involves synchronous classes based on modern Zoom technology, combined with materials available online.

- FGV is certain that by using this technology, we will be able to get through the quarantine period imposed on us by the Covid-19 pandemic without any reduction in the quality of students’ services, until normal conditions resume and we can return to our normal method of in-person classes.

- The administrative staff of each FGV school and unit stands ready to answer any questions you may have about the academic calendar, replacement classes and other issues that may arise at this time.

- FGV remains attentive to the pandemic’s  evolution in Brazil and worldwide and will act in line with the guidelines of health agencies to reduce the risk of transmission and minimize the impacts of the disease in our society.

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

FGV COVID-19

In light of the spread of COVID-19, FGV has adopted various measures in order to reduce the risk of transmission. Below are some key questions

1. Is FGV closed?

Yes. To contribute to the slowdown of the virus and following the guidelines of health authorities, FGV is not open to the public.

2. Can students go to FGV?

No. FGV Schools and Units are temporarily closed. We ask that meetings, study groups and other meetings, be held virtually.

3. How long will face-to-face classes be suspended?

FGV will continuously monitor the development of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Brazil. Face-to-face classes will be suspended indefinitely until the authorities consider their return to be safe and appropriate. New information will be disseminated by each area, via website or by email.

4. How are our classes functioning?

FGV’s schools and units have adapted their programs to exceptionally allow their classes to be taken by everyone, live, from their homes, until in-person meetings can be re-established. The chosen methodology involves synchronous classes based on modern Zoom technology, combined with materials available online.

FGV is certain that by using this technology, we will be able to get through the quarantine period imposed on us by the Covid-19 pandemic without any reduction in the quality of students’ services, until normal conditions resume and we can return to our normal method of in-person classes.

5. What about thesis or dissertation defenses?

Please contact the management of each school for guidance on the calendar. Some schools have already published extraordinary guidelines on their portals.

6. Has FGV had a confirmed case?

We had confirmation, on March 17, 2020, of the first case of COVID-19 at FGV. We promptly adopted the procedure of communicating to all students and teachers and have also been providing up-to-date information on new cases quickly and objectively on the Schools’ and Units’ websites.

7. Will I be able to access the FGV Library

The library reading rooms will be closed until further notice. Numerous databases and journals are available online. If you do not have remote access to what you need, contact the course coordinator or send an email to .

8. What are the course calendars?

Each School and Unit will define its new calendars later. Keep up to date via the information posted on their websites or wait for updated communications via email or phone

9. Is the school office closed?

Yes, although the forms of contact that each School and Unit provides, via email and telephone, as well as their online services, continue to work.

10. Have selection processes stopped?

Each School will define the selection processes according to the new calendars that are being prepared. Please check for updates on the respective portals.

11. Will events continue to be held?

For now, all on-site events are canceled. FGV will reevaluate the situation and publish a new calendar with the dates of rescheduled events, as soon as circumstances permit.