Protocol for COVID-19 Cases and Close Contacts

(Last updated: Oct. 4, 2021)

IESE has created a detailed action plan for COVID-19 cases, as well as for close contacts of COVID-19 cases, among its community. The actions you’re required to take will vary depending on whether you’re vaccinated or not. IESE strongly recommends that all members of its community be fully vaccinated.

You can download an infographic of this protocol here.

COVID-19 Cases 

I have COVID-19 symptoms. What should I do? 

Regardless of whether you’re vaccinated or unvaccinated, if you have symptoms you should:

1. Contact your Program Director (students and participants) or your Area Director (employees), who will then contact IESE’s doctor and Global COVID-19 Manager.

  • In the meantime, you should not come to campus.
  • If you develop symptoms while on campus, the Program Director or Area Director will take you to the campus health service, and assist you in returning home or going to a health clinic.

2. The Program Director or Area Director will follow up on the case, and keep IESE’s doctor and Global COVID-19 Manager informed. If an outside doctor does not recommend a PCR test, IESE’s doctor will evaluate whether to prescribe one (at IESE’s discounted price). If you must undergo testing, you must inform the Program Director or Area Director of the test result.

3. The Program Director or Area Director will begin to identify your close contacts within IESE, in order to have the information on hand if necessary.

 

I have a confirmed case of COVID-19. What should I do? 

If you’re vaccinated and regardless of whether you have symptoms, if you have a confirmed case of COVID-19 you must:

1. Advise your Program Director or Area Director, who will then contact IESE’s doctor and Global COVID-19 Manager.

2. Self-isolate at home until you no longer have symptoms. You’ll be able to continue your program or your work online.

3. The Program Director or Area Director will begin to identify your close contacts within IESE.

4. Your permanent QR code for accessing campus will be cancelled.

5. You won’t be able to access campus again until you have a negative PCR test (IESE will cover the cost of this test). With the negative result, you’ll be able to obtain a permanent QR code again.

If you’re unvaccinated, regardless of whether you have symptoms, if you have a confirmed case of COVID-19 you must:

1. Advise your Program Director or Area Director, who will then contact IESE’s doctor and Global COVID-19 Manager.

2. Self-isolate at home and follow the instructions of your doctor and the national health system. You’ll be able to continue your program or your work online.

3. The Program Director or Area Director will begin to identify your close contacts within IESE.

4. You won’t be able to access campus again until you have a negative PCR test. (IESE will cover the cost of this test). With the negative result, you’ll be able to obtain a temporary QR code again.

 

Close contacts of a confirmed COVID-19 case

According to regulations, a close contact is defined as someone who has been in contact with a confirmed case and who also meets the following three criteria of having been:

  • Less than 2 meters of distance
  • During more than 15 minutes
  • Without a facemask

IESE will identify contacts in the period starting 48 hours before the onset of symptoms to the moment the case is identified. IESE will identify only those close contacts on campus (people who have shared the classroom, cafeteria, or common spaces or who are on the same team) and off campus in activities with other program participants (team meetings, meals, roommates, etc).

I’m a close contact of a confirmed COVID-19 case. What should I do?

If you’re vaccinated but have symptoms anyway, you must:

1. Advise your Program Director or Area Director.

2. Self-isolate at home until you no longer have symptoms. You’ll be able to continue your program or your work online.

3. You’ll be able to access campus again when you have a negative PCR test (IESE will cover the cost of this test).

If you’re vaccinated and have no symptoms, you must:

1. Advise your Program Director or Area Director.

2. Monitor your situation over the following 10 days and act with caution (avoid contact with high-risk individuals, avoid crowds, etc).

If you’re unvaccinated, with or without symptoms, you must:

1. Advise your Program Director or Area Director.

2. Self-isolate at home and follow the instructions of your doctor and the national health system. You’ll be able to continue your program or your work online.

3. You won’t be able to access campus again until you have a negative PCR test. (IESE will cover the cost of this test). With the negative result, you’ll be able to obtain a temporary QR code again.