10 March, 2020

From SISSA website: SISSA Coronavirus Policy Update March 10th

In regards to the new dispositions defined by the Governmental decree approved Sunday March 8, and the following measures March 9, extending the “reinforced containment” areas to include all Italy, SISSA policies are as follows:

  • Administrative and technical staff will be even more strongly encouraged to make use of teleworking and smart working
  • Teaching, research staff, Phd Students and students are very strongly recommended to work from home. 
  • Invitations to guests of any kind or external collaborators, as well as SISSA’s staff mission, are suspended until a date to be defined.

The whole SISSA community is called to follow the behaviors aimed at reducing the spread of the contagion, as indicated by the Ministry of Health and the WHO, and to monitor their own health and the people with whom they are most frequently in contact with. Even those who, in good health, have come into contact with symptomatic people people should consider adopting distance working methods.

The complete SISSA policies and information on the coronavirus are available at:

From ICTP website: New measures following 10 March Italian decree


In response to national measures to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus, ICTP is suspending all activities until further notice. Actions include:

  • the cancelation of all conferences, schools, workshops and seminars taking place on its Trieste campus until 26 June;
  • the continuation of all degree programmes, but online only;
  • the closure of the Marie Curie Library and the SciFabLab until 3 April;
  • the closure of the following venues/services: Leonardo Building cafeteria, Adriatico cafeteria and bar; Galileo bar; ICTP campus shuttle service, and the shuttle between ICTP and SISSA.

While essential ICTP services remain in place, all staff, ICTP visiting researchers, postdocs and students are strongly encouraged to telework until 3 April.

Any non-ICTP staff planning to visit any of the ICTP buildings are required to pass through the main entrance of the Leonardo Building/security gate and submit a completed and signed questionnaire.