Mandatory Health directives



After this summer break, the start of the new academic year is characterized by the persistence of the Covid-19 epidemic. UPEC has set up an organization capable of adapting to the evolution of sanitary constraints by giving priority to on-site teaching.

We are happy to welcome students again starting August 31. The reopening unfolds in compliance with sanitary rules and physical distancing in order to preserve the health of all and especially the most fragile.


General Sanitay Directives

picto masque Wearing a mask is mandatory for everyone throughout the university both outside and inside (lecture halls, classrooms, hallways, offices, restrooms, etc.).
Students must bring their own masks. Special attention will be given to the most disadvantaged students. Masks will be issued to the staff by their manager.
> Check the poster "How to use your mask" (in French)

To protect yourself and others, it is necessary to apply preventive gestures and physical distancing measures within the university. The directives reminder here below is posted in the buildings on all university campuses :

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- Wash your hands often with soap and water, or if not possible, with a hydroalcoholic gel
- Wash your hands before and after handling your mask
- Do not touch your eyes, nose, or mouth
- Cough and sneeze into a disposable tissue (to be thrown away immediately) or into your elbow
- Respect physical distancing measures (1 to 2 m)
- Greet without shaking hands and avoid hugs
- Respect the marked traffic routes
- Avoid gatherings
- Throw your single-use mask and tissues in a trash can with a garbage bag
- Avoid lending equipment to each other / disinfect shared equipment when necessary
- Ventilate the premises


Frequently asked questions

General functioning

Are all UPEC buildings open?


Yes, as of August 31, all UPEC buildings are open to staff and the public.

 

Studying and administrative services

Are the faculties and central services reception desks open ?

Yes, all UPEC central services as well as faculties, institutes and schools administrative services are open. However, UPEC has reinforced its remote information system in order to limit large gatherings of people.
We encourage students to prioritize e-mail and phone for their information requests, especially regarding registration issues. If need be, appointments can be made with the university services and faculties.

When and how will classes resume ?

Please check the websites of your faculty, school or institute or contact your department’s administrative service directly for information on courses calendars and attendance conditions.


Sanitary directives

Is it mandatory to wear a mask on university premises (outdoors, hallways, classrooms and lecture halls)?

Yes, wearing a mask is mandatory for everyone throughout the university both outside and inside (lecture halls, classrooms, hallways, offices, restrooms, etc.). Students must bring their own masks. Special attention will be given to the most disadvantaged students.

Masks are made available to UPEC staff. They will be issued to you upon arrival by your manager.

What are the sanitary directives at UPEC?

Following the current Ministry of Higher Education directives, teaching will be mainly on-site. Mask wearing as well as conforming to the preventive gestures and physical distancing is mandatory in all buildings of the university.

RULES FOR COMMON SPACES

Traffic directions
•    Traffic direction is on the right-hand of the hallway
•    When leaving a classroom, those already coming through have priority
•    Comply with traffic directions in or out of the classrooms and hallways
•    Observe a minimum of 1 m distance when standing in line

Elevators
•    Give preference to the staircases
•    People with reduced mobility or carrying a heavy load take priority in elevators
•    Only 1 person in the elevator at a time
 
Classrooms
•    Respect the occupancy capacity of the room and the distance of at least 1 m between people
•    Ventilate the room before and after occupancy
 
Shared equipment
•    Follow the instructions given by the staff
•    Wash your hands before and after use
 

How are the premises and surfaces cleaned ?

UPEC has made use of all available resources to ensure the sanitary maintenance of the buildings. The disinfection and preparation of the premises are carried out in compliance with hygiene and safety standards specific to the fight against Covid-19.
Specific instructions regarding the cleaning of the premises are posted in the staff offices.   
> Download the poster "Cleaning of the premises"


Libraries

Are the libraries open?

tarting Monday, August 31, all the University's libraries will be open Monday through Friday, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. The return to normal hours will take place in September depending on the evolution of the health situation in the Île-de-France region.

Access to the libraries will be contingent on compliance with sanitary measures and physical distancing (wearing a mask, hand disinfection, maximum number of people in the building) as well as a lower than usual maximum number of people within the premises.


Health and prevention

My health condition puts me at high risk for a severe form of Covid-19. What should I do?

You can contact the University Health Service (Service de Santé Universitaire) at ssu@u-pec.fr

I’m exhibiting symptoms suggesting Covid-19 (cough, fever, fatigue, muscle pain, loss of taste and/or smell, headache, sore throat, diarrhea). What should I do ?

You must observe the recommendations of the Ministère des Solidarités et de la Santé:
- Immediately contact your doctor who will prescribe a test if necessary
- Wear a surgical mask and isolate yourself from other people to protect them. Follow all the preventive gestures.
- If you have breathing difficulties, dial 15 (the national phone number for Urgent Medical Aid Service and/or an ambulance)
If you have questions about the virus, you can call the information number set by the government (0 800 130 000).
If you have been tested positive for Covid-19, inform the University Health Service at ssu@u-pec.fr and let us know how you are doing on a regular basis.

I have been in contact with a person who has contracted Covid-19. What are the steps to follow?

Close contact is defined as being in face-to-face contact for more than 15 minutes at a distance of less than one meter with a person with Covid-19.
- If you are a contact person (e.g. living with an infected person), you need to stay confined at home for 14 days
- You then need to observe the following recommendations:
- Monitor your temperature in the morning and the evening for 14 days
- If you have symptoms of covid19, take some paracetamol if needed (avoid anti-inflammatory drugs) and call your doctor.

If you have questions about the virus, you can call the information number set by the government (0 800 130 000).
If you have been tested positive for Covid-19, inform the University Health Service at ssu@u-pec.fr and let us know how you are doing on a regular basis.

Can I contact the University Health Service (SSU) for any health condition related to the virus?

The University Health Service teams are here for you. Contact them at ssu@u-pec.fr for any health questions.

You may also use the free of charge information line set by the Ministère des Solidarités et de la Santé : 0 800 130 000 (open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week). However, note that this information line is not authorized to provide medical advice. For medical advice or assistance, dial 15 to call the SAMU-Centers (Urgent Medical Aid Service and/or an ambulance service).