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Updated Information. 28 February, 12:00 pm.

IE University Statement

We have received the information that one of our students from the Segovia Campus has been confirmed as a positive case of COVID-19.

We are closely monitoring the situation and in contact with the health authorities. Following their recommendations, the Segovia Campus remains open.

The health authorities are working on our campus to gather information about the students, professors and members of our staff who could have been in close contact with the student last Wednesday, February 26, when the patient felt the first symptoms.

It is our commitment to protect the safety of our community, to promote transparency and to foster our academic activity online and offline.

Health

If you have symptoms of acute respiratory infection such as fever, tiredness, and dry cough; and you have travelled to affected countries in the 14 days before you developed the symptoms; or you have been in close contact with someone who has been diagnosed as a possible case of COVID-19, we recommend to proceed as follows:

  1. If you are in Spain, call 112, to inform authorities of your recent trip and symptoms. Please do not go to hospital.
  2. We have activated several phone lines to support our community and these are available 24/7.
  3. If you are abroad, follow local authority instructions.

Transparency

We are working to keep our community informed about the evolution of the outbreak via email communications, the website coronavirus.ie.edu, and meetings with staff and students.

Academic

Following the recommendations of the health authorities, our campuses in Madrid and in Segovia remain open and all face-to-face classes will continue. That said, we have made provisions for students to attend classes online, starting on Tuesday March 3rd, in the case that they are under quarantine, have underlying medical conditions, or are otherwise concerned. We want to assure all students that what is most important now is to make prudent decisions about their own health as well as the health of others. We ask students who wish to attend classes online to contact their program staff.

Our main concern is the safety of our community. At times like this we want to reinforce our values of diversity, tolerance and empathy. As a family that we are, we believe trust is the component that brings us together, so we are going to keep you up to date in real-time. We kindly ask for a state of calmness, we will continue educating out community in this situation and are available to answer any questions that might arise. Thank you for the support and understanding.