19. March 2020


Dear AgroVet-Strickhof users

Due to the rules set by the Federal Council based on the current developments, ETH Zurich, the University of Zurich and Strickhof have decided to switch to emergency operation from Tuesday, 17 March. This also has consequences for the operation of AgroVet-Strickhof. The following rules apply immediately:

  • All buildings are only accessible with the badge
  • On the area may be present only people who must be here (animal care, ongoing trials)
  • The group or team leaders decide which selected persons may stay on site; everyone else should stay at home.
  • Anyone who is required to be on site must comply the hygiene measures from the BAG (personal hygiene measures, distance between each other, …)
  • Physical contact must be reduced to a minimum, please use Skype or Zoom for meetings.
  • From ETH side, all non-mandatory laboratory analysis should be postponed until the resumption of normal operation (provisionally planned for the end of May)
  • For your information: the facility management staff is only occasionally on site and the company paramedics are no longer on duty (due to home office at Strickhof)
  • All telephones in the EHB (office and laboratory building) that are activated for external calls can now be forwarded to private Swiss telephone numbers (mobile and fixed network)

The declared goal is to reduce the spread, this protecting the staff of the A+V-Betrieb (Farm team), as they have to ensure the care of the animals!

The Research management will be represented by one person per day to assist in emergencies and to receive deliveries.

  • Monday: Raphael Jendly, 052 354 92 03
  • Tuesday: Hans-Ruedi Wettstein, 052 354 91 56
  • Wednesday: Susanne Meese, 052 354 91 60
  • Thursday: Melissa Terranova, 052 354 91 37
  • Friday: Sergei Amelchanka, 052 354 92 02

We will keep you updated.

Stay healthy! Sincerely yours

Head of Research and Team

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