Coronavirus: information and recommendations

2020.02.01

Several cases of coronavirus induced pneumonias have been diagnosed in China (Wuhan) this past month.  

Along with the whole of the Higher Education schools in France, the Executive Management of emlyon business school examines the situation on a daily basis. We are also in touch with the relevant authorities (Health Ministry, Ministry of Higher Education and Research, and Ministry of Foreign Affairs) and the international associations of higher education institutions who are following closely the evolution of the situation worldwide.

Students and staff members present on our campus in Shanghai are our main priority. Everything is done locally to insure everyone’s safety in compliance with Chinese national guidelines.

We are also concerned with the safety of our students on campuses in France or in Africa who have scheduled a trip to China for the first semester of 2020, as part of their program.

Information and recommendations of the French Health Ministry, for people in France:

  • Symptoms observed: acute respiratory infection, fever onset > or = to 38°C (100.4°F), coughing shortness of breath.

If you think you have been exposed to the virus (trip to Wuhan with a return to France less than 14 days ago and/or close contact with a confirmed case):

  •  Avoid any physical contact: no shaking hands or kissing! Wear a mask, and check yourself for any symptom onset (fever, coughing, shortness of breath).
  • Contact rapidly the French medical emergency services called“SAMU” (dial 15). To prevent any further transmission,do NOT go to a French GP or to hospital emergency services. 
  • Everyone should reinforce hygiene measures(true also to prevent any other daily propagation):
  • Wash your hands several times a day, especially after frequenting public places (toilets, public transports, train stations, airports etc.).
  • When coughing, sneezing, or if you come down with a cold, use disposable tissues (or cough in your hands or elbow) to avoid airway contamination, and wash and/or disinfect your hands (using sanitizer solution).