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In the case of COVID-19 at SSE

Should SSE be informed of a student, staff or faculty contracting COVID-19, we will need to act fast to minimise contagion. The sick person is required by Swedish law to be active in contact tracing.

I AM A STUDENT AT SSE

I feel sick or want to order a test for COVID-19

In the Stockholm Region, you have the opportunity to book one free home test and one free drive-in test during a 14-day period. This shows the presence of a virus in your airways. You can book a test if you:
  • have a cough, sore throat, loss of smell and taste, or other symptoms that could be indicative of COVID-19.
  • are symptom-free but have been in close contact (for at least 15 minutes, at a distance of less than 2 meters). This applies if you are of high school age or older.
These tests are free of charge for all who live, work or stay in Stockholm County. Read more about how to book a test here.
 
If you do not have a Swedish social security number (personnummer) and a BankID, please contact your nearest health center to book the test.
 
To avoid infection, it is important that you do not meet anyone else when you have symptoms of Covid-19.

I have tested positive for COVID-19

If your COVID-19 test confirms that you have an ongoing infection:
  • Stay at home
  • Follow the advice, precautions, and actions recommended by your physician or care unit
  • Contribute to contact tracing procedures (required by Swedish law)
  • Contact SSE at corona@hhs.se​ and please provide us with the following information:
    • Your name and contact details
    • Your movements on campus 48 hours previous to when you started showing symptoms until present (lectures attended, rooms visited, teachers and staff with whom you have interacted)
This information will not be used in any way that makes it possible for others to identify you, but it will help us prevent the infection from spreading further.

I AM A FACULTY OR STAFF MEMBER OF SSE

I have tested positive for COVID-19

If your COVID-19 test confirms that you yourself have an active infection:
  • Stay home and isolate
  • Follow the advice, precautions, and actions recommended by your physician or care unit
  • Contribute to contact tracing procedures (required by Swedish law)
  • Contact HR at charlotte.celsing@hhs.se and please provide the following information:
    • Your name and contact details
    • Your movements on campus 48 hours previous to when you started showing symptoms until present (presence on campus, meetings attended, colleagues and students with whom you have interacted)
This information will not be used in any way that makes it possible for others to identify you, but it will help us prevent the infection from spreading further. HR and the Corona Task Force will activate relevant parts of the corona crisis plan and stay in close touch.​

I AM LIVING WITH SOMEONE WHO TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19

From October 12, 2020 residents of Stockholm County must self-isolate for a week if they are living with someone who has confirmed COVID-19. As a household contact of a person with confirmed Covid-19, you are regarded as potentially having the disease. You must follow these rules of conduct:
  • must not go to work, school or preschool. Working from home and remote learning is acceptable. If you are not able to work from home, you are entitled to a medical certificate so that you can apply for “virus carrier allowance” from the Swedish Social Insurance Agency (this only applies to persons registered in Sweden with a valid doctor's certificate).
  • must not participate in leisure activities where you have contact with others, for example, sports.
  • must follow specific hygiene procedures: You must observe strict hand hygiene (wash your hands), cough, and sneeze into the fold of your arm or a handkerchief and not in the direction of other people.
  • must inform any healthcare staff with whom you may come in contact that you are a household contact of a person with Covid-19. The full rules of conduct for household contacts can be found here.
If you start to experience symptoms during self-isolation, you should stay isolated in your home and order a PCR test.
 
If someone in your household has tested positive for COVID-19 and you need to self-isolate, you should contact your manager and inform them of the situation.
 
For the latest updates and information, visit the Public Health Agency of Sweden and Region Stockholm.​

A STUDENT OR COLLEAGUE INFORMED ME THAT THEY HAVE TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19

If a student or colleague informs you that they are confirmed infected with COVID-19:
  • Contact HR at charlotte.celsing@hhs.se and please provide the following information:
    • Name and contact details of the colleague or student
    • Any information available about their movements on campus 48 hours previous to when they started showing symptoms until present (presence on campus, colleagues, and students with whom they may have interacted)
This information will not be used in any way that makes it possible for others to identify you or the person in question, but it will help us prevent the infection from spreading further. HR and the Corona Task Force will activate relevant parts of the corona crisis plan and stay in close touch.

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