SLU-Madrid is implementing measures to minimize further spread of COVID-19 and help protect our students, faculty and staff. The answers to the frequently asked questions below about COVID-19 safeguards at SLU-Madrid are based on the best information available to us at this time and are subject to change.
If you have COVID-19 symptoms (fever, chills, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle/body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion, runny nose, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea), stay at home, self-isolate, monitor your symptoms and alert Student Life at (+34) 638 763 758. According to WHO, if you have minor symptoms, such as a slight cough or a mild fever, there is generally no need to seek medical care. Seek immediate medical care if you have difficulty breathing or pain/pressure in the chest (call 060).
If you are approached by an individual with COVID-19 symptoms (fever, chills, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle/body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion, runny nose, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea), maintain social distance (1.5 meters/5 feet), avoid direct contact, and escort the individual to the nearest of these three campus locations:
- Padre Arrupe Hall – Admissions Conference Room
- Padre Rubio Hall – Office of the Director of Student Life
- San Ignacio Hall – Auditorium
Inform the receptionist of the situation. Should any of these rooms be occupied, the
receptionist will provide an alternative. The receptionist will notify the designated
SLU-Madrid officials who have been prepared to respond to this emergency.
Remain in the area until the designated SLU-Madrid officials arrive: your presence will be key to providing information, and you will receive further instructions thereafter. Keep the situation as confidential as possible, allowing SLU-Madrid officials to manage the incident. The Office of Student Life will be responsible for contacting Spanish health authorities, and SLU-Madrid will follow their directives.
A community-centric approach would focus on engaging individuals in a conversation to understand why they are not wearing a face mask. Some members of our campus community will have legitimate reasons for not wearing a face mask (and will have official documentation from their physicians or Spanish health authorities to that effect). If the conversation is not productive, the next step may depend on whether the individual is an employee, student, or visitor.
- Desk and wall-mounted hand-sanitizer stations throughout campus
- Acrylic screens at reception desks and other service offices where prolonged close interaction takes place and social distancing is difficult to maintain
- Open doors in high-traffic areas
- Drinking fountains with foot pedals and limited to water bottle refills only
- Daily ventilation of buildings
- Educational signage promoting best practices
- Distribution and availability of face masks
- Availability of additional face shield protection for faculty for in-person teaching