Measures adopted by Maranhão universities due to the new Coronavirus Pandemic
INTRODUCTION: In December 2019, there was the first case of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) in Wuhan, China, in which this virus was diagnosed in thousands of people worldwide in a short period of time. , an event called pandemic. Since then, more than 27 countries have confirmed cases of COVID-19, including Brazil. With regard to education, the doors of universities were closed abruptly, the suspension of classes was not foreseen in school planning, leading us to ask: how will graduations continue? How will new health professionals be trained, who are so necessary in the current context, if there is no possibility of classes during the pandemic? AIM: To observe the techniques adopted by the universities of Maranhão during the epidemic period of COVID-19. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This is an original article, in which there were research and data collection available on the social networks and official websites of three universities in Maranhão. RESULTS: It was found that one of the universities adopted the optional return of face-to-face activities, valuing hand hygiene, mandatory use of masks and social distance in internship activities. The second institution adopted remote feedback in distance activities, offering distance learning subjects to students and will soon return to face-to-face activities. The third university also adopted distance education, however, there is still no expected return in person. CONCLUSION: The SARS-CoV-2 epidemic brought a series of difficulties to higher education, however, given the urgency to train new professionals in the health field, the institutions are looking for ways to allow students to complete their courses within the specified period.
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