14 March 2020 – Universities close facilities

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Type of Intervention: Social distancing
Sectors Involved: Closure of educational institutions
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency:

Overview: The Secretary of Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation (Senescyt) agreed with universities, polytechnic schools and higher institutes to suspend academic activities nationwide from midnight on Thursday.

The decision was made by the declaration of a health emergency declared by the Government, to protect the health of the people who attend these education centers, from students to administrative personnel.
Full details here: https://www.eluniverso.com/noticias/2020/03/12/nota/7778493/senescyt-suspende-actividades-universitarias-nivel-nacional-espol