The Federal authorities in Switzerland have declared a “state of emergency” and have closed all secondary schools and institutions of Higher Education through April 19, 2020. Classes are suspended in compliance with this directive. The previously announced Spring Break will take place from March 12 through March 22. Franklin has been preparing for the possibility that classes could not be offered in-person. Starting March 23 and at least until April 19, classes will recommence with attendance via technological support through our learning management system.

All residents of Switzerland have been directed to only leave home for necessities, such as food or medicine, and to strictly follow the prevention protocols while they are in public spaces.

Each expandable section below contains more detailed information on specific topics. Our intent is to answer the questions we’ve been receiving and to provide contacts and resources to support students, faculty and staff as needed. This page will continue to be updated as new information becomes available. For ease of access, we have created an easy-to-remember address:

Additional details for students are available on Moodle.

Courses and Academic Activities

Campus Offices and Services

Public Restrictions

Travel Information


Developing Symptoms

Contact and Self-Quarantine

At-Risk Individuals

Protect Yourself and Others

Media Resources for Additional Information

Last modified: March 30, 2020.