SDA BOCCONI NEVER STOPS.
SAFELY.

YOUR SAFETY MATTERS

MESSAGE FROM THE DEAN AND THE MANAGING DIRECTOR - HEALTH & SAFETY PROTOCOL
20 AUGUST 2021


The School will resume in-person learning and teaching activities.
Hybrid mode will be available only in case of certified health reasons or VISA/quarantine related delays.
We will also offer hybrid teaching in case of students vaccinated with a vaccine not recognized by EMA (see point 1 for more details).

In recent months, we have continued the hard work of making our Campus safe and secure and we are doing everything possible to ensure maximum peace of mind for you and your families. Thanks to this hard work, Bocconi University last year was also awarded the Biosafety Trust Certification that is the first certification system created to provide a set of benchmark best practices to minimize the risk of spreading epidemics in public and private meeting places.
Naturally, depending on the national and regional epidemiological situation, the general framework of the rules and procedures could change. There is in fact a system of increasing restrictions and limitations by which color designations are assigned to individual regions by the Italian government. It starts from “white”, which is the lowest level of pandemic danger, to “yellow”, “orange”, and “red”, the highest level of alert. We will promptly inform you about any changes in this respect.

As far as the start of School activities is concerned, the health protocol adopted by Bocconi provides for the following rules, many of which have already been in force since last year, while other ones are the result of the most recent indications coming from the national health authorities:

 

1) COMPULSORY GREEN PASS TO ACCESS THE BUSINESS SCHOOL AND THE UNIVERSITY

Following the latest government provisions (law decree of 6 August 2021), the 'Green Pass' (EU Green Pass - EU digital COVID certificate) is expected to become mandatory for students, teachers and university employees, starting from 1 September 2021. Without the exhibition of the Green Pass, the access to the campus facilities will not be allowed and random checks will be made to secure the respect of this norm.

 

We remind you that the Green Pass is a certificate that officially confirms one of the following situations:

You have received a COVID-19 vaccine, even just the first dose. Only vaccines approved by EMA are accepted and recognized. For the moment they are: Comirnaty (Pfizer-BioNtech); Spikevax (Moderna); Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca); Janssen (Johnson & Johnson). https://www.ema.europa.eu/en/human-regulatory/overview/public-health-threats/coronavirus-disease-covid-19/treatments-vaccines/vaccines-covid-19/covid-19-vaccines-authorised#authorised-covid-19-vaccines-section

You took a rapid antigen or PCR swab test within the past 48 hours, and it came back negative. The test must be performed by an authorized center. Only for students who got the vaccine in their own country and this is not recognized by EMA, the School will offer the possibility to take a swab test every 48 hours to allow access to the facilities.

You have recovered from COVID-19 in the past six months and have the relevant medical documentation.

Both Italian and international students willing to get vaccinated, can do so by accessing the booking system at Prenotazione Vaccinazioni Anti COVID-19 in Lombardia (regione.lombardia.it). International students must be in possession of the Italian Tax Code while Italians will also need the National Health Card.

 

2) FLOWS AND ACCESSES TO CAMPUS

No gatherings are allowed. This rule remains a staple of the Covid prevention campaign. While on Campus, at every movement it will be necessary to maintain interpersonal safety distance (one meter, at least). Accordingly, this means that all classrooms have limited capacity to 50% of all available seats. Specific signs and the security staff will help you identify safe routes and inform you of potentially risky situations. As for the study spaces, since distancing inevitably reduces their capacity, they must be reserved exclusively online in order to avoid queues and gatherings.

 

3) PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT

Another fundamental rule: within the Campus (indoor areas) it will be mandatory to wear a face mask and use all the prevention devices made available by the University (e.g. disinfectant gel dispensers for cleaning hands).

 

4) TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENT

Thermo-scanners are positioned at the entrance of every building of the University, with single or multiple scans depending on the access flows, for the detection of body temperature upon entry. Those whose temperature exceeds 37.5 °C degrees will not be let in and a procedure to verify the health of the person in question will be initiated as required by the measures of the Anti-Covid Protocol adopted by the University.

 

5) SANIFICATION / VENTILATION

We have planned regular sanification interventions in all buildings. In addition, during teaching activities we will proceed to sanitize the classrooms at each change of class. For study spaces, for which there is a daily sanitation, we invite you to sanitize yourself them at the end of each use by using materials from the multipurpose totems specially made available for this purpose.

With regard to the use of air ventilation systems in the premises, the systems are always kept on (24 hours a day, 7 days a week) without any recirculation of air flows, precisely with the aim of removing any suspended particles and prevent their deposit on surfaces. The use of these systems reduces the level of risk, precisely because it dilutes any concentration of particles within the premises. In addition, ventilation is guaranteed in all indoor spaces inhabited by people and can be natural (with the opening of windows) or through mechanical ventilation (when large volumes of air are required).

 

6) PREVENTION CAMPAIGN THROUGH RAPID ANTIGENIC TESTING

With the aim of preventing Covid outbreaks within our community, from September 1st we will start a free screening campaign by offering quick antigenic swabs for all those who wish to have one.

The goal is to trace and then isolate as quickly as possible both symptomatic and, above all, asymptomatic cases and related close contacts. The campaign will last two/ three weeks and we have a testing capacity of about 300 tests per day, until all available slots are exhausted; Participation in the campaign is on a voluntary basis and only one swab per person will be allowed; any subsequent test can be carried out for a fee at the affiliated facilities. The only exception are students with a vaccine not recognized by EMA: all tests will be free for them The campaign is open to students, faculty & staff who regularly attend the campus; In case of a positive result to a rapid swab test, PCR molecular testing will be carried out immediately afterwards and we will proceed to communicate results to competent territorial health bodies while simultaneously starting the tracing of close contacts. To students who will begin classes by mid-September, a specific communication will follow in the next days with all the information to make a reservation for a rapid antigenic test and view the related documentation.

 

7) EMERGENCY NUMBER AND MEDICAL ASSISTANCE

If you experience flu symptoms during your stay on the Campus, you should immediately call the phone number +39 025836.2121, which can also be activated through S.O.S. tower positioned in specific outdoor areas on Campus; this way, the tracing and possible isolation procedure can be initiated, in case of confirmed positive result.

For requesting any clarification or notify the University of your state of health, which is above all useful for tracing activities, please write to hse@unibocconi.it..

An ambulance will be permanently present on Campus from Monday to Friday from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm, while an infirmary is active in via Bocconi 12. For any information about the procedure for handling suspect and confirmed cases and all other relevant information can be addressed to your Master Program Officer.

 

8) ON CAMPUS MEDICAL OFFICE

There is also a permanent medical office on Campus, an outpatient clinic located on the mezzanine floor of the building in Piazza Sraffa 11,open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.

The medical office has the purpose of mainly addressing the needs of students who are not resident in Milan and/or have difficulty accessing the services of a general practitioner. It should be clarified that this is not an emergency room, but a medical doctor’s service that can be used preferably upon reservation, by calling the phone number +39 0203009152 (Organizational office open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm from Monday to Friday). When the on-campus medical facility is not active, i.e. on holidays, Saturdays and Sundays, an on-call service (tel +39 0282248222) will always be available for the following time slots: from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm on weekdays (Mon-Fri), Saturday from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm, Sunday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, and from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm on holidays.

 

9) NO SMOKING POLICY

In all areas outside the campus (piazza Sraffa, via Roentgen, via Sarfatti, via Gobbi, via Bocconi) the smoking ban is enforced, although in few marked areas it is possible to smoke outside always respecting the interpersonal safety distance and avoiding gatherings. In fact, it should be remembered that the smokers’ exhalations increase the risk of contagion in the event that somebody is positive to the virus.

 

10) BARS AND RESTAURANTS

With the aim of guaranteeing the continuity of the catering service for food and beverages, our restaurant suppliers have modulated their activity in compliance with social distancing and safeguarding of health by adopting all the prevention measures established by the relevant protocols, such as: sanitation of environments and tables after each use, management of separate flows for entry and exit, redefinition of spaces to allow consumption of meals in compliance with safe distancing. The Green pass is mandatory to access all indoor areas.

 

We are at your disposal for any further information and we will keep you updated.
We are confident that, despite these constraints and the small sacrifices required to protect your health, we will be able to offer you the best possible experience on our beautiful Campus and welcome you in the best possible way.
We are counting on your attentive collaboration. Any behavior that does not respect the rules hereby indicated will be sanctioned.

Your safety matters!
See you soon!

Giuseppe "Beppe" Soda
Dean

Lucia Benedetti
Managing Director

 

 

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Safety, Highest Education standards and Customized Service

1. SAFETY

From day 1 of the Covid emergency our activities never stopped. We immediately migrated all on-campus teaching and learning activities from in-person to distance learning platforms and methodologies to ensure a continuity of education. While executing this important learning journey through the use of digital technologies, we learned many lessons to plan future teaching and organizational activities.  The current trend of the pandemic and the new indications provided by Health and Government Authorities allow that we migrate back to hybrid teaching, and students may decide whether to attend their classes and activities in presence or online.

Bocconi University has obtained the Biosafety Trust Certification, the first certification scheme created to provide a set of best practices to help minimize the risk of spreading epidemics in public and private gathering places, based on ISO standards’ systemic approach to management systems. Bocconi University has successfully completed the process that verifies compliance with the system of requirements put in place by the certifying body RINA, a multinational certification company with 200 offices in 70 countries ( www.rina.org/en).

Furthermore, starting from 23 November, we have set up an on-campus medical center - a first-level internal medicine service for Bocconi Community members, that integrates the already active emergency services: however, please note that the medical center is NOT an emergency service. In the event of an emergency, you should always call 112, the European emergency number, or the Bocconi emergency number, +39 02 5836.2121, which will activate the ambulance service if necessary.



For more details on emergency numbers, please refer to the STOP COVID-19 brochure at this link brochure

2. HIGHEST EDUCATION STANDARDS

Thanks to our longtime experience and our very well-trained teaching staff, during lockdown the School always worked to ensure continuity of education through different distance-learning methods. Now more than ever, with the reopening of our campus, and the restoration of the hybrid teaching format, SDA Bocconi keeps offering an ideal learning environment for those who attend online lessons - thanks to camera systems that guarantee maximum visibility of teachers, board and audience in the classroom - as well as for those coming to our campus. Our efforts remain focused on ensuring that our teaching, learning and professional activities, while temporarily limited in terms of interpersonal relationships and exchanges, are as rich and effective as ever.  

3. CUSTOMIZED SERVICE

Our School is known for being especially attentive to people and offering customized services to its entire community. Now more than ever, we believe that participants and students should be at the center of all our activities. We aim at guaranteeing everybody physical safety and peace of mind, conditions that are necessary to successfully continue - or begin - the learning process. If you have any specific questions or needs, please do not hesitate to contact us. All School staff, fully operational even remotely, will be happy to help you. You can find contact information in the website sections of your interest or at the bottom of this page.

 

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