Health protection measures

RULES THAT GUARANTEE HEALTH SAFETY

The IE University community is required to make a daily self-assessment of COVID-19 compatible symptoms before accessing the campus, wear a protective mask at all times, follow the WHO hygiene recommendations, practice physical distancing of more than 1.5 meters, and follow classroom rules.

SELF-ASSESSMENT OF COMPATIBLE SYMPTOMS AND DAILY LOGIN ON THE COVID-19 WEB APP

Each member of the IE community is required to make a daily self-assessment of COVID-19 compatible symptoms before accessing the campus.

MANDATORY USE OF FACE MASKS

Every individual accessing the campus must wear a protective mask at all times.

HAND WASHING

WHO´s hygiene recommendations should be followed both on the IE University campus and throughout the day, in any environment. To facilitate hand hygiene, hand sanitizer will be distributed for personal use. Hand sanitizer dispensers have also been installed on campus.

SOCIAL DISTANCING

The concentration of people in small spaces is a risk factor for transmission during an infectious disease outbreak, especially when it is transmitted by respiratory droplets as is the case here. The existence of group transmission of the infection is exacerbated by patients who have no or only very mild symptoms. Therefore, physical distancing of more than 1.5 meters is recommended to reduce the risk of contagion.

CLASSROOMS

- Enter the classroom in an orderly manner.
- Crowding must be avoided and blocking entrances is strictly prohibited.
- Each student shall sit down and remain in his/her seat until the faculty member arrives. Faculty members shall be the last to enter the classrooms and the first to leave and no student will be allowed to enter in between.
- Any queries that have not been answered during the session will be resolved online.
- Both the faculty member’s and the students' desks must be cleared after each class.

NON-COMPLIANCE WITH THE RULES

All the rules of conduct set out by IE University are mandatory to ensure that community members make an ethical commitment to the health of others.

HEALTH QUESTIONNAIRE

We ask those students, faculty, and staff returning to campus to fill out a questionnaire regarding their health, including history of COVID-19 infection and whether they or the people they live with have any vulnerable conditions.

The questionnaire has five parts and includes questions regarding the following:

1. Evidence of infection/contact with the SARS-CoV-2 virus and relevant prior medical tests.

2. Other illnesses.

3. Cohabitation with vulnerable people.

4. Current symptoms associated with the COVID-19 disease.

5. History of symptoms.

Serological test

  • no symptoms compatible with COVID-19

    Individuals with no compatible COVID-19 symptoms

    1. Active infection: Individuals need to self-isolate at home where they should temporarily follow course programs online and telework. In these cases, access to the campus will not be permitted and the medical service will activate an individual tracking protocol until the infection disappears and the patient is medically cleared.

    2. Test is negative and there are no compatible COVID-19 symptoms or when the infection has gone into remission: Individuals will have full access to the campus. Each day before accessing the campus, all individuals who receive this recommendation must take a daily self-assessment of symptoms and log the results in the University’s COVID-19 Web App.

    3. Individuals who are not infected and do not have compatible COVID-19 symptoms but have prior medical conditions: Individuals are advised to continue their program or their work remotely.

  • symptoms compatible with COVID-19

    Individuals with compatible COVID-19 symptoms on the date of the serological test

    People with compatible COVID-19 symptoms on the date of the serological test, are considered “suspected cases” by the medical service and will be monitored individually.

    • The medical team will perform a test to detect viral RNA by real-time PCR (RT-PCR).

    • These people will also be instructed to self-isolate at home until the COVID-19 diagnosis is medically cleared.

    • Continue their programs online and telework.

PROTOCOL FOR INDIVIDUALS WHO PLAN TO ACCESS CAMPUS

1. Register with the COVID-19 Tracer Web App 15 days prior to arrival on campus.

2. Complete data regarding health and symptoms status on the Web App, including the daily symptoms questionnaire.

3. Between 7 and 4 days prior to arrival on campus, individuals must take an ELISA test (enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay) in a clinical laboratory.

4. If it is impossible to carry out a serological test before arriving in Madrid or Segovia, the IE University Medical Service will obtain an appointment with an accredited laboratory.

5. Day 1 on campus: We look forward to welcoming you! You are expected to arrive with the following:

  • ELISA test results uploaded to the COVID-19 Web App,
  • No COVID-19 compatible symptoms, and
  • A mask.

GUARANTEE OF MATERIAL SUPPLY

PROVISION OF FACE MASKS

All members of the community should wear a face mask at all times when they are inside the facilities.

PROVISION OF HAND SANITIZER

Students, faculty, and staff returning to campus will be provided with hand sanitizer for personal use.

PREVENTIVE MEASURES OFF CAMPUS

All the recommended hygiene measures become useless if they are not also applied outside the IE University campus. Thus, it is important to constantly maintain these measures throughout the day, no matter the situation and environment.

PREVENTIVE MEASURES OFF CAMPUS

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