On May 28, the Swiss Federal Council will initiate phase 3, which further eases the COVID-19 restrictions currently in place.

Translation of Official Swiss Federal Office of Public Health document

On May 28, the Swiss Federal Council will initiate phase 3, which further eases the COVID-19 restrictions currently in place.

The situation in Switzerland is still categorized as extraordinary but the Federal Council will now gradually begin to ease these measures. As of today, All religious services and celebrations are allowed – as long as applicable precautionary measures are observed. All businesses and institutions that are now allowed to reopen must present and put into place a set of precautionary measures. Everyone involved must be able to observe hygiene and social distancing rules. Travel restrictions on those entering into Switzerland will be relaxed and public transportation will return to standard operations. For timetables, see the official sites. The final phase 3 of the national plan is set to begin as of June 6. For more information, see the full list regarding the extensive easing of measures.

During Summer Session I, all classes will be offered online for the first week of classes in line with the federal guidelines. As of Monday, June 8, students and faculty members who are in Lugano may return to the classroom again. For students and faculty who are not able to be on campus at this time, Franklin is providing a hybrid model to accommodate remote learning in conjunction with the regular classroom experience.

For more information on the measures in place, please check the Coronavirus Updates section on the website: www.fus.edu/coronavirus.