FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions about KMH and the coronavirus

Questions regarding KMH and accessibility:

Why is KMH closing?

The Swedish Government has, in consultation with other authorities, advised all upper secondary schools, collages and universities in Sweden to close and instead use distance teaching. This is due to the coronavirus spreading, not only from persons visiting high-risk areas, but a broader spread through society – not least in the Stockholm region.

Questions regarding education, research and administration:

Which tools can I use for digital meetings?

KMH recommends Zoom or Microsoft Teams, which everyone has a licence for.

How about guest lecturers from other countries visiting KMH?

All activities on campus, including visiting guest lecturers etc, are cancelled or postponed to a later date.

Questions regarding concerts:

Are the concerts cancelled all semester?

We cannot answer how long this situation will last. It is for the time being. We sincerely hope it will pass as quickly as possible.

It was previously announced that graduation concerts would be performed, but to an internal audience. What happens now?

The enhanced directives to prevent further spreading of the virus, have resulted in a new decision to cancel all concerts until further notice. Graduation concerts will offered at a later stage.

How about concerts which KMH is arranging in cooperation with other venues, such as Jazz club Fasching?

All concerts which KMH is co-arranging are cancelled as of Wednesday March 18. This also applies to concerts on other locations and co-operation with others.

How do you handle refunds of tickets to SMASK?

Refunds will be automatically transferred by Billetto Ticketing.

Questions regarding travels:

Which areas does KMH advise against travels to?

KMH advises, in accordance with recommendations from the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, against all travels abroad due to the coronavirus. No business travels will be approved under current circumstances.

Can I take my planned business/study trip?

KMH advises against all business travels/study trips. No business travels/study trips will be approved under current circumstances.

Can KMH stop my private trip?

No, KMH cannot stop your private trip, but the college advises all co-workers and students from travelling abroad, in accordance with the recommendations from the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs. For private travels, we refer to the citizenship advised in the Swedish Diseases Act. Smittskyddslagenexternal link.


How is KMH working to handle the coronavirus crisis?

KMH has set up an operational group for the day-to-day management consisting of managing director Peter Liljenstolpe, Head of Production Johan Lindquist, Head of Human Resources Gabriella Civalero, Head of Service Elsy-Marie German, Security Manager Andreas Goude, Head of External Relations Marie Halling, Head of Student Affairs Thomas Berggren, Head Librarian Karin Nordgren, and management coordinator Linda Nilsson. The group follows closely the work of the WHO, the Public Health Authority, other universities and colleges, as well as museums' work on this issue and based their own assessments on this on behalf of KMH.

  • The group continuously informs the Vice-Chancellor, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Heads of Academies and the Student Union about how to assess the situation for students and staff at KMH and concerning possible actions.
  • An operative group has been summoned to work with these issues on a daily basis
  • The team is currently working on action plans for different scenarios
  • Routines for the recently performed admissions have been reviewed, and applicants from high-risk areas were managed separately
  • A risk management review for the work environment has been performed in cooperation with HR and the safety representatives. It is updated if necessary.
  • Public areas are cleaned more frequently. Toilettes in the foyer and library 4 times/day. The areas in Restaurant Oktav are cleaned each morning and after lunch rush hour. All buttons in elevators, public door knobs and hand rails are cleaned and disinfected each day.

If you have any questions, e-mail corona@kmh.se and someone in the operative group will answer you.


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Questions regarding KMH and accessibility:

Why is KMH closing?

The Swedish Government has, in consultation with other authorities, advised all upper secondary schools, collages and universities in Sweden to close and instead use distance teaching. This is due to the coronavirus spreading, not only from persons visiting high-risk areas, but a broader spread through society – not least in the Stockholm region.

Are the premises and furniture cleaned and disinfected to prevent spreading of the virus?

Public areas are cleaned more frequently. Toilettes in the foyer and library are cleaned 4 times/day. The areas in restaurant Oktav is cleaned in the morning and after lunch hours. All buttons in elevators, public door knobs and hand rails are cleaned and disinfected each day. Keys on pianos/grand pianos/organs are cleaned each day.

Questions regarding education, research and administration:

Which tools can I use for digital meetings?

KMH rekommends Zoom or Microsoft Teams, which everyone has a licence for.

How about guest lecturers from other countries visiting KMH?

All activities on campus, including visiting guest lecturers etc, is cancelled or postponed to a later date.

Questions regarding concerts:

Are the concerts cancelled all semester?

We cannot answer how long this situtation will last. It is indefinately. We sincerely hope it will pass as quickly as possible.

It was previously announced that graduation concerts would be performed, but to an internal audience. What happens now?

The enhanced directives to prevent further spreading of the virus, have resulted in a new decision to cancel all concerts until further notice. Graduation will offered at a later stage.

How about concerts which KMH is arranging in cooperation with other venues, such as Jazz club Fasching?

All concerts which KMH is co-arranging are cancelled as of Wednesday March 18. This also applies to concerts on other locations and co-operation with others.

How do you handle refunds of tickets to SMASK?

Refunds will be automatically transferred by Billetto Ticketing.

Questions regarding travels:

Which areas does KMH advise against travels to?

KMH advises, in accordance with recommendations from the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, against all travels abroad due to the coronavirus. No business travels will be apporved under current circumstances.

Can I take my planned business/study trip?

KMH advises against all business travels/study trips. No business travels/study trips will be apporved under current circumstances.

Can KMH stop my private trip?

No, KMH cannot stop your private trip, but the college advises all co-workers and students from travelling abroad, in accordance with the recommendations from the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs. For private travels, we refer to the citizenship advised in the Swedish Diseases Act. Smittskyddslagenexternal link.

Is KMH trying to trace those students and members of staff who have visited high-risk areas, or been in contact with anyone infected?

There are no confirmed cases of coronavirus among personnel and students at KMH, but everyone who have shown any symptoms of cold or influenza have been sent home, as a precautionary method. Persons who have been in contact with these individuals have also been sent home. After that there have been extra cleaning/disinfection actions. Smittskydd Stockholm is responsible for tracing within Stockholm county, but KMH will of course assist when advised.


How is KMH working to handle the coronavirus crisis?

KMH has set up an operational group for the day-to-day management consisting of managing director Peter Liljenstolpe, Head of Production Johan Lindquist, Head of Human Resources Gabriella Civalero, Head of Service Elsy-Marie German, Security Manager Andreas Goude, Head of External Relations Marie Halling, Head of Student Affairs Thomas Berggren, Head Librarian Karin Nordgren, and management coordinator Linda Nilsson. The group follows closely the work of the WHO, the Public Health Authority, other universities and colleges, as well as museums' work on this issue and based their own assessments on this on behalf of KMH.

  • The group continuously informs the Vice-Chancellor, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Heads of Academies and the Student Union about how to assess the situation for students and staff at KMH and concerning possible actions.
  • An operative group has been summoned to work with these issues on a daily basis
  • The team is currently working on action plans for different scenarios
  • Routines for the recently perfomed admissions have been reviewed, and applicants from high-risk areas were managed separately
  • A risk management review for the work environment has been performed in cooperation with HR and the safety representatives. It is updated if necessary.
  • Public areas are cleaned more frequently. Toilettes in the foyer and library 4 times/day. The areas in Restaurant Oktav are cleaned each morning and after lunch rush hour. All buttons in elevators, public door knobs and hand rails are cleaned and disinfected each day.

If you have any questions, e-mail corona@kmh.se and someone in the operative group will answer you.


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