Although HSE University has got back to offline mode, all the pandemic related restrictions are still in place. This includes mandatory isolation for students and staff who have been in contact with COVID-19 patients (this norm is prescribed in the Sanitary and Epidemiological Rules of SP 3.1.3597-20 'Prevention of new coronavirus infection (COVID-19)'). HSE University Life answers most important questions on this topic.
Yes, the isolation period remains the same. Even if the student or employee is willing to provide a negative PCR result, they still have to continue studying or working remotely.
The programme manager sends an email to the students. Students and teachers can see changes in their personal schedule.
All classes for those who have been in contact with COVID-19 are held online. Their student passes are blocked, so access to the university buildings is restricted for the entire period of isolation.
If the diagnosis of an employee is confirmed, they must report it to the Office of Staff and Student Benefits and attach the list of students and employees whom they have been in contact with at the university. The Office of Staff and Student Benefits informs the study office, the heads of the departments, and the deans about the with the infected staff members and traces the contacts in order to make a decision about transferring work or study to online format.
All students, faculty and staff who have been in contact with the patient are transferred to distance learning/work for 14 days from the date of the last contact.
There are two options for these students.
Students of Moscow dormitories (hostel-type) move to designated rooms of the Sevastopol Hotel for isolation. For those students who live in Odintsovo and the Dubki dorm, isolation is organized in their apartments.
At the same time, they are not allowed to leave the dormitories. Contacting other residents is not possible during isolation. These rules are based on article 3.8 of the Sanitary and Epidemiological Rules of SP 3.1.3597-20 "Prevention of new coronavirus infection (COVID-19), approved by the resolution of the Chief State Sanitary Doctor of the Russian Federation of 22.05.2020 No. 15.