Following a decision by the President, the Stockholm School of Economics has decided not to allow people who have been diagnosed with Covid-19, or have returned to Sweden following a visit or stopover in affected regions, listed by the Swedish authorities, access to SSE premises.
The Stockholm School of Economics is closely monitoring the situation and updating regulations and information as it develops. We are staying updated on the advisories issued by the Public Health Agency of Sweden and the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs (MFA).
Currently, the affected regions listed by the MFA include:
- China, except for Hong Kong and Macao
- Italy: the regions of Aosta Valley, Piedmont, Liguria, Lombardy, Emilia-Romagna, Trentino-Alto Adige, Veneto, Friuli Venezia Giulia and Tuscany. The rest of Italy, as of March 9.
- South Korea
Additionally, listed by the Public Health Agency of Sweden as risk zone:
- The Austrian state of Tyrol, as of March 10.
The Public Health Agency of Sweden recommends that travelers who have visited the affected regions and develop influenza-like symptoms (fever, cough, headache, sore muscles or throat) call 1177 for non-urgent medical advice and follow their instructions. (This service is free of charge.)
Our regulations and recommendations:
- Please note that it is prohibited to visit the SSE premises if you have recently traveled to (or made a stopover in) any of the affected regions listed above, or if you are living with somebody who has. SSE is strongly recommending 14 days of self-isolation for students, staff and faculty in these cases. Contact your program director or manager to discuss your individual situation. Program directors can advise students on alternative study plans and HR can advise members of staff or faculty on work-related matters. Students are advised that infringement of this decision will constitute a disciplinary offence under the Disciplinary Regulations.
- Do not travel to affected regions listed by the Swedish authorities.
- Re-consider any travel and look into other options together with your manager.
- Carry out meetings, studies and teaching activities through digital means, where possible and applicable. If you are unsure of what applies to you, please speak to your director or manager.
Consequences for our operations
The coronavirus outbreak unfortunately may mean disruptions to some of our scheduled activities, but we are doing our utmost to mitigate them.
- China’s Ministry of Education has postponed the start of the spring semester, which means changed plans for our exchange students. SSE has arranged alternative activities for affected students until they can resume their scheduled studies in China.
- The upcoming exam period with start on March 11 will be carried out as planned for unaffected students. Students who have visited affected regions and will therefore not be able to write their exam should contact their course administrator or course director for advice.
- We are continuously evaluating our events and other scheduled activities. In the event of any changes, those affected will be contacted separately.
If you are a student and have any questions regarding this, or if you have other queries regarding how your studies are affected by the situation, please contact Program Office Director Anna Dozai. If you are staff or faculty, HR Director Charlotte Celsing is available to answer your questions.