Protocol for COVID-19 Cases

IESE has created a detailed action plan for possible, probable and confirmed COVID-19 cases among its community. You can download a chart with instructions here, or find below what to do if you think you may have the virus.

For Students and Participants

Possible Cases (students or participants with symptoms — such as cough, fever, etc — compatible with COVID-19)

1. If you develop symptoms compatible with COVID-19, contact your Program Director.

2. The Program Director will then contact IESE’s doctor (Xavier Bertran) and Global COVID-19 Manager (Luis Jover), who will in turn inform others involved in IESE’s COVID-19 response efforts.

3. If you have symptoms, you should not come to campus. If you develop symptoms while on campus, the Program Director will ensure you’re wearing a facemask, take you to the campus health service, and assist you in returning home or going to a health clinic. In the most urgent cases, 112 emergency services will be called.

4. The Program Director will advise you to consult a doctor (in a National Healthcare system walk-in clinic or primary care clinic, or in a private clinic) and follow their recommendations on whether to undergo PCR testing.

5. The Program 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, IESE’s doctor will evaluate whether to prescribe one (at IESE’s discounted price). You must inform the Program Director of the test result.

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

7. 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 within the IESE community, eg people who have shared the classroom, cafeteria, or common spaces or who are on the same team.

Probable Cases (students whose doctor has confirmed clear COVID-19 symptoms, have undergone PCR testing and are awaiting the result)

8. You will be considered a probable case if you have undergone PCR testing and are awaiting the results.

9. You must remain at home while waiting for the PCR results, but will be able to continue your program online.

10. If the PCR test is negative, IESE’s doctor will clear your return to campus. Upon return, you should answer the health questionnaire based on your health prior to the symptoms, since the negative PCR result indicates that you were unwell due to another sickness.

11. While you are awaiting the results, IESE’s doctor and Global COVID-19 Manager will evaluate whether to inform close contacts of the situation and request that they remain at home. In all cases, students will be able to continue their program online.

Confirmed Cases (students with a positive PCR test result)

12. You must advise your Program Director of your positive PCR test result.

13. You must self-isolate at home, following national health recommendations.

14. Close contacts must undergo PCR testing and self-isolate for the time required by national health authorities. IESE’s doctor will clear students’ return to campus.

 

For Employees

You can download a chart with instructions here, or find below what to do if you think you may have the virus.

Possible Cases (employees with symptoms — such as cough, fever, etc — compatible with COVID-19)

1. If you develop symptoms compatible with COVID-19, contact your Area Director and consult IESE’s doctor.

2. The Area Director will inform the Global COVID-19 Manager (Luis Jover) of the relevant medical details (current status and next steps). He will also inform others involved in IESE’s COVID-19 response efforts.

3. If you have symptoms, you should not come to campus. If you develop symptoms while on campus, the Area Director will ensure you’re wearing a facemask, take you to the campus health service, and assist you in returning home or going to a health clinic. In the most urgent cases, 112 emergency services will be called.

4. The Area Director will advise you to consult a doctor (in a National Healthcare system walk-in clinic or primary care clinic, or in a private clinic) and follow their recommendations on whether to undergo PCR testing.

5. The Area Director will follow up on the case, and keep IESE’s Global COVID-19 Manager informed. If an outside doctor does not recommend a PCR, IESE’s doctor will evaluate whether to prescribe one (IESE will assume the cost). You must inform your Area Director of the test result.

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

7. 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 within the IESE community.

Probable Cases (employees whose doctor has confirmed clear COVID-19 symptoms, have undergone PCR testing and are awaiting the result)

8. You will be considered a probable case if you have undergone PCR testing and are awaiting the results.

9. You must remain at home while waiting for the PCR results, but will be able to continue working from home.

10. If the PCR test is negative, IESE’s doctor will clear your return to campus. Upon return, you should answer the health questionnaire based on your health prior to the symptoms, since the negative PCR result indicates that you were unwell due to another sickness.

11. While you are awaiting the results, IESE’s doctor and Global COVID-19 Manager will evaluate whether to inform close contacts of the situation and request that they remain at home. In all cases, your colleagues will be able to work from home.

Confirmed Cases (employees with a positive PCR test result)

12. You must advise your Area Director of your positive PCR test result.

13. According to government recommendations, you must self-isolate at home until three days after the absence of symptoms, and a minimum of 10 days from the onset of symptoms.

14. Close contacts must undergo PCR testing and self-isolate for the time required by national health authorities. If the results are negative, close contacts of the employee will be cleared to return to campus.

 

Download the full protocol here.