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Coronavirus

Coronavirus Information

HEC Paris - Coronavirus Information

The HEC Paris General Management teams are in close contact with students, professors and staff in order to support them in the context of health crisis and offer solutions adapted to their situation.

All HEC Paris teams, on campus, working from home or abroad, are fully mobilized for the well-being of the members of our community. This page is updated regularly, depending on the information available.

October 19, 2020 update

The COVID-19 virus continues to circulate actively in France and, in particular, in the Ile-de-France region. In this context, health protection for each and every one of us remains our number one priority.

President Macron announced on October 14 the implementation of a curfew between 9pm and 6am in Ile-de-France. Naturally, it is also set up on campus. We are therefore legally obliged to apply the following rules since October 17. We must:

  • Close the barriers of the campus between 9pm and 6am.
  • Close the access to all buildings apart from residential ones after 9pm.
  • Stop all in-person academic activity after 9pm.
  • Stop all sporting activities that after 9pm.
  • Limit, as far as possible, meetings after 9pm to six people maximum in private spaces on campus. As usual, these must respect all barrier gestures.

Exemptions to the curfew have been provided for health reasons, professional reasons, to help a loved one in a situation of dependency, for transportation reasons and to take a pet out. Download the exemption certificate  in English (Word format)

Face-to-face classes on campus are once again available since October 12, for all students, regardless of whether they reside on campus or off-campus.Concretely, since October 12: 

  • Courses in all programs have resumed in the same format as before the online transition.
  • Food services have resumed at lunchtime as before the online transition, and in the evening, a reasonably priced food offer including healthy options is available, that can be eaten in the restaurant or taken-out. In the RU, it will be vital to respect social distancing and tables and chairs should not be moved around. 
  • Sports activities are possible again following regulations governed by the prefecture and the sports federations. Please be aware that masks can only be removed during the practice of sports activities.
  • Gatherings of more than 30 people on the campus are temporarily suspended following the Yvelines prefectural decree of September 26.
  • As for events involving less than 30 people, they will have to be declared in advance to Student affairs by providing predefined dates, places, and durations. These events must be carried out under the sanitary rules in force.

Moreover, following the experiences of how the virus has been transmitted that we have highlighted since the beginning of the school year, students are asked:

  • To commit themselves to wear a mask during all the duration of the journeys carried out in carpooling.
  • To commit themselves to limit as much as possible your unmasked social interactions in the private sphere, both on and off-campus.

Health regulations in place on campus

These regulations include the rules for wearing a mask, which are mandatory in all shared and interior spaces on campus.

Masks

Since July 20, 2020 and until further notice, the wearing of masks is compulsory in France in all enclosed public places.

Once on campus, a mask must be worn everywhere on campus and in our Paris facilities except in your residence room. This includes all outdoor spaces.

Masks are available at the Welcome Desk at the entrance of the campus or in the medical center. All collaborators, professors or students remain free to use any medical or public mask (s)he wishes. We also recommend you to bring your own mask for your arrival on campus.

In September, the school provided a health kit, comprised of five cloth (reusable) face coverings and one hand sanitizer bottle per faculty, staff and student in degree programs.


HEC Paris professors, employees on campus, working from home or abroad, HEC Foundation, HEC Alumni, HEC corporate partners : the entire HEC Paris community continues to mobilize to respond to the coronavirus crisis.

Find all the initiatives of the HEC Paris community


The medical center remains open and accessible. Any students who experience Covid related symptoms should contact the medical center at 01.39.67.74.00. For urgent situations dial the Samu at #15 (emergency number). 


General reminder:

Members of the HEC Paris community are asked to comply with the following hygiene measures:

  • Wash your hands very regularly.
  • Salute people without shaking their hands, avoid taking them in your arms.
  • Cough or sneeze into your elbow.
  • Use handkerchiefs just once.
  • Wear a mask at all times, including in outdoor areas.

If you are a resident on campus, and if you have fever or a feverish sensation, cough, breathing difficulties:

  • Do not go to your doctor or emergency hospital wards.
  • Please contact the medical center (medical-center@hec.fr / +33 (0)1 39 74 00) and follow their instructions.
  • Immediately isolate yourself by staying at home and respecting the quarantine rules whilst waiting for medical recommendations.
  • Quickly contact the emergency SAMU Center (dial 15 on your phone) and share with them details of your trip.
  • Avoid all contact with those around you and keep a mask on.

For non-medical questions:

If you have any health-related questions about these instructions, please contact the HEC Paris medical department: medical-center@hec.fr  / +33 (0)1 39 67 96 96

We invite you to consult the sites of the World Health Organization, the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs which are regularly updated.