Rules of Conduct on Campus
End of State of Emergency Q&A
How have safety rules changed due to the new regulations?
With the publication of Decree Law No. 24 of 24 March 2022, the state of emergency has been terminated as of 1 April 2022 and measures to counter the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak were defined that allow a gradual process of return to normalcy.
Starting on 1 May 2022 green certifications (i.e. "Green Passes") will no longer be required to access the premises and activities on the Bocconi campus.
What are the rules for accessing the Bocconi campus?
Until 30 April, students are required to have a “basic” Green Pass, wear an FFP2 mask and have their body temperature checked.
For Faculty and Staff:
From 1 to 30 April 2022, Faculty and Staff members are required to show a "basic" Green Pass, wear an FFP2 mask indoors, and have their body temperature checked.
From 1 May to 15 June 2022, Faculty and Staff members can access campus facilities without a Green Pass requirement;
From 1 April to 15 June 2022, only the sanctions imposed by the Ministry of Health through the Internal Revenue Service remain in force regarding failure to comply with the vaccination requirement. This is because the provisions of article 4-ter of Legislative Decree no. 44/2021 are no longer in force, which required university supervisors to suspend these staff members from work without pay, in the event of proven failure to comply with the vaccination requirement.
Will body temperature continue to be measured?
Body temperature will be measured in the access areas to all the buildings on campus at least until 30 April 2022.
Whose body temperature is measured?
Everyone (students, faculty, staff, visitors and suppliers). Measuring body temperature prevents symptomatic people from accessing the campus and therefore protects everyone who comes on campus.
What happens if a temperature greater than 37.5°C is detected?
Access to campus buildings will not be allowed.
What other measures have been adopted to ensure safety?
All prevention measures defined by national and regional legislation in force at the time have been implemented. The set of actions taken is constantly updated and is available in the "Integrative Protocol for the Management of the Risk from SARS COV 2 (Covid-19) Infection," which is available at the following link.
Additionally, Bocconi University is the first university in Europe to adopt a voluntary system for the prevention and control of infections – Biosafety Trust Certification – subject to certification by an independent and accredited third party.
When is a “super” Green Pass required for activities on campus?
To participate in several side activities held on the Bocconi Campus such as shows, sporting events, conferences, conventions and parties, until 30/04/2022 it is necessary to have a Covid-19 Green Certificate of vaccination or recovery ("Super Green Pass" or "Green Pass Rafforzato").
The verification of compliance with these requirements for anyone accessing Bocconi facilities is carried out by random sample at special locations located at the entrance of Campus buildings.
How long are Green Certificates valid?
In case of vaccination:
- for the first dose of vaccines that require two doses, the certificate will be generated within 48 hours after administration but will be valid from the 15th day and until the next dose;
- for the second dose and single dose after previous infection dose, the certificate will be generated within 48 hours and will be valid for 9 months after the date of administration;
- in the case of a single-dose vaccine, the certificate will be generated 48 hours after administration and will be valid for 9 months after the date of administration.
In cases of testing negative:
- For negative molecular tests, the certificate will be generated in a few hours and will be valid for 72 hours after testing
- For negative rapid antigen tests, the certificate will be generated in a few hours and will be valid for 48 hours after testing
In cases of recovery from COVID-19, without being vaccinated or for infection acquired within 14 days of administering the first dose of the vaccine, the certificate will be generated within the following day and will be valid for 180 days (6 months).
In cases of infection beyond 14 days from the administration of the first vaccine dose, or from completion of the primary vaccination course or administration of the booster dose, the certificate will be generated within the day following the issuance of the certificate of recovery and will be valid for 9 months from the date of the certificate of recovery.
Starting on 1 February 2022, the duration of a Green Pass issued following the completion of the primary vaccination course, the administration of the booster dose and the post-vaccination recovery Green Pass is reduced from 9 to 6 months.
How are Campus Green Certification checks carried out?
COVID-19 Green Certifications ("Green Pass") will be verified by random sample by authorized personnel at special locations at the entrance of University buildings until 30 April 2022.
The verification involves the use of the national app "Verific19" developed by the Ministry of Health and installed on the devices supplied to the staff authorized to perform the check.
What steps will the University take if I do not comply with measures for the prevention of risks from Covid-19?
Complying with anti-Covid measures is a civic duty that must stem from a sense of individual responsibility and collective solidarity.
In any event, the university has provided for a supervision and control service to support compliance with the measures in force, with possible verbal reminders of correct behavior.
Any violations causing risky situations will be reported to the Disciplinary Board so that it can assess specific measures.
What should I do if, during my on-campus activities, I suffer from any flu symptoms?
Anyone with flu symptoms and a body temperature greater than 37.5°C must immediately leave the University premises, notify the relevant Bocconi Organizational Units, return home and contact their general practitioner (GP).
Off-campus students or faculty who do not have a general practitioner (GP) can contact the Campus Doctor service for support (see below).
How should I carry out and organize my work in the classroom and in the other areas I visit on campus?
By responsibly complying with all the indications, signs and anti-Covid rules adopted by the University.
Can I smoke in the outside areas of the campus?
In January 2021, the Air Quality Regulations for the City of Milan came into force. Rules include a ban on smoking in some outdoor areas (e.g. bus stops, taxicab stands and parks). This provision is an intermediate stage of a project that that will ban smoking in all public outdoor areas on 1 January 2025. Bocconi aims to contribute to this important objective of protecting the environment and public health. In the meantime, several specially marked areas in the outdoor parts of the campus have been allocated where smoking is possible while complying with interpersonal distancing. It should be remembered that a smoker's breath is a vehicle for transmitting infections in the event of testing positive for the virus and that even in the dedicated areas it is essential to maintain distancing and avoid crowds. Smoking areas are identified with specific signs and are located in some points of the campus, but will be eliminated when the campus becomes fully smoke free.
What is the Campus Doctor service?
It is a medical center located on the mezzanine floor of the Piazza Sraffa 11 building that provides a service for members of the Bocconi Community (students, faculty and staff). It is available Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:00am to 2:00pm. The on-campus service can be requested after making a reservation by calling the number +39 02 03009152 (organizational office open from 9:00am to 5:00pm Mondays through Fridays), or by writing an email to: email@example.com.
When the on-campus medical center is not available, i.e. on holidays, Saturdays and Sundays, an on-call phone service will be available (tel. +39 02 8224 8222) at the following times: Mondays through Saturdays from 6:00pm to 10:00pm, Sundays from 9:00am to 1:00pm and holidays from 8:00am to 10:00pm.
This is a first-level internal medicine service, which can carry out medical examinations with a medical report and provide medications and prescriptions (however, it will NOT be able to issue prescriptions covered by the National Health Service, as by law they can only be issued by your general practitioner/family doctor).
The medical center is not specifically an emergency service; for serious illnesses and other health emergencies, the single European emergency number 112 should be called; the Bocconi emergency number +39 02 5836.2121 can also be called, which will, if necessary, activate an ambulance service.
When should I wear a mask?
Until 30 April 2022, masks are required when on campus, and in any case in all situations provided for by legislation according to applicable provisions, with updates available at the following link (information in Italian):
If it is an FFPx mask, you can check references to your mask’s protection requirements directly through the codes on the mask itself.
N95 and KN95 masks are considered equivalent to EN149 marked FFP2 masks.
From 07/01/2022 until 30/04/2022, for teaching and study activities on campus (in classrooms, at lessons and during exams, at study seats and in the library) carried out by students, the use of FFP2-type masks is required. Similarly, all Faculty and Staff personnel are required to use this type of protective mask for all activities that involve contact with students and users in general (e.g. exams, reception, etc.), as well as for all activities that involve a greater risk of contagion (for example due to difficulties in maintaining distances, meetings in person, use of elevators, etc.). FFP2-type masks are distributed at the reception of Campus buildings along with the surgical-type masks already provided previously, the use of which remains mandatory in all other situations other than those indicated above, both indoors and outdoors on Campus.
If I don't have a mask with me what can I do?
Until 30 April 2022, masks are mandatory and access to buildings is allowed only by wearing one. Without a mask, you will not be able to access the campus.
Can I use the elevator to get to classrooms?
It is always preferable to use the stairs. With elevators, we guarantee access to campus spaces for those who have mobility/walking issues.
The use of elevators is however allowed in compliance with the indications on the signs installed on campus.
Who can be contacted in case of symptoms?
If you have a temperature higher than 37.5°C, you must stay at home and you may not leave. Contact your primary care physician or call the number 112 if you have severe symptoms or need assistance.
If you have any questions, you can contact the Bocconi occupational doctors, if you are part of the Faculty or Staff, or the doctors on campus, for Students, Faculty and Staff, at the contacts that will be communicated to you through the dedicated channels.
What does “close contact” mean?
To classify a close contact (high-risk contact), the definitions contained in the Ministry of Health Circular from 27/02/2020, 29/05/2020 should be followed, i.e.:
- a person living in the same home as a COVID-19 case;
- a person who has had direct physical contact with a COVID-19 case (for example a handshake);
- a person who has had unprotected direct contact with secretions from a COVID-19 case (for example, touching used tissues with bare hands);
- a person who has had direct contact (face-to-face) with a COVID-19 case, at a distance of less than 2 meters and lasting more than 15 minutes;
- a person who has been in a closed environment (for example classroom, meeting room, hospital waiting room) with a COVID-19 case without suitable PPE;
- a person who has traveled sitting on a train, airplane or any other means of transportation in the two adjacent seats, in any direction, of a COVID-19 case; travel companions and staff working in the section of the plane/train where the index case was sitting are also close contacts.
What does “contact with low risk of exposure” mean?
A “contact with low risk of exposure” is a person who has had one or more of the following exposures:
- a person who has had direct (face to face) contact with a COVID-19 case, at a distance of less than 2 meters and for less than 15 minutes;
- a person who has been in an enclosed environment (e.g. classroom, meeting room, hospital waiting room) or who has traveled with a COVID-19 case for less than 15 minutes;
- a health worker or other person providing direct assistance to a COVID-19 case or laboratory personnel assigned to handling samples of a COVID-19 case, equipped with recommended PPE;
- all passengers and crew of a flight in which a COVID-19 case was present, with the exception of passengers seated within two seats in any direction with respect to the COVID-19 case, travel companions and personnel assigned to the section of the plane/train where the index case was sitting, who are classified as high-risk contacts.
What’s the difference between isolation and self-monitoring?
The isolation of documented SARS-CoV-2 infection cases refers to the separation of infected individuals from the rest of the community for the duration of the contagious period, in an environment and under conditions that prevent the spread of the infection.
Self-monitoring is the system that applies to anyone (vaccinated or not) who has had close contact with a person confirmed positive for SARS-CoV-2. It consists in the requirement to wear an FFP2-type mask, indoors or in the presence of gatherings, until the tenth day after the date of the last close contact.
How long should isolation last?
The duration of isolation varies depending on vaccination status and health condition (symptomatic or asymptomatic). The following durations are in place until any new Ministry of Health circulars:
- 7 days for anyone who has completed the primary course of vaccination within the previous 120 days or who has received a third dose;
- 10 days for anyone who has not had a vaccination, has not completed the primary vaccination course or completed it less than 10 days ago
- Termination of isolation will follow a negative rapid antigen or molecular test result for the detection of SARS-CoV-2.
What needs to be done at the end of isolation due to positive test result in order to return to Bocconi?
In the absence of a negative result, after 21 days have elapsed from the development of symptoms or from the collection of the biological sample that ascertained positivity, you can return to campus, unless otherwise indicated by the Prevention Department of the local health authority.
In which cases can I NOT go to the Campus?
- If you have a fever above 37.5°C or other severe symptoms of respiratory infection attributable to Covid-19 (cough, cold, fever, etc.).
- If you are under a quarantine or isolation order that has not ended according to the procedures described above;
- If, after testing positive for Covid-19, you have not obtained a negative test certification through a negative molecular swab test, if 21 days of isolation have not elapsed.
- Until 30 April 2022, if you do NOT have a COVID-19 Green Certificate ("basic Green Pass").
Can students be seen during office hours?
Office hours can be organized in person by appointment, individually or for small groups, ensuring compliance with the precautionary health measures:
- staggered accesses arranged by appointment;
- ventilation of the premises between appointments, where possible;
- maintaining an interpersonal distance of at least 1 meter;
- correct use of masks by everyone until 30 April 2022
Do students and faculty have to wear masks in the classroom?
Until 30 April 2022, faculty and students are expected to use FFP2 mask during activities in direct contact with other users. As an alternative to masks, faculty may use a plexiglass face shield during face-to-face teaching activities and in those involving a speech (e.g. conferences), maintaining a distance of at least 2 meters from the other people present.
Who should I contact in an emergency?
If you need assistance, you must call the internal emergency number +39 025836.2121, communicating:
- your full name;
- the building and floor where you are located.
An ambulance will be available with two emergency workers daily and the infirmary is available at Via Bocconi 12 (Mondays through Fridays, from 9:30am to 5:30pm).
For any questions regarding health and safety issues, you can also contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
How can I sanitize my hands in a "safe" way?
By carefully washing with soap and water, and/or by using a special hand sanitizer gel. Both must be used correctly, following the indications displayed on campus.
When should I use hand sanitizer gel?
Special hand sanitizer gel dispensers have been installed in various areas on campus. The hand sanitizer gel should be used, in addition to or as an alternative to washing hands with soap and water, whenever you come into contact with a potentially contaminated surface, for example:
- upon entering the campus in the morning;
- after arriving at your office;
- before and after using the restroom;
- before and after lunch;
- before and after using water dispensers or vending machines;
- before and after using the elevator;
- before and after any face-to-face meetings;
- before and after exchanging any paper documents with other people;
- before and after using shared equipment (e.g. printers);
- frequent hand sanitation is always recommended, including in addition to the above activities.
Should I personally sanitize my study station?
During this period, Bocconi has intensified the cleaning and sanitizing activities carried out by external suppliers. However, disposable paper towels and sanitizing products for surfaces are available in common areas to be used independently. Everyone should sanitize their study station before and after using it with the sanitation product provided. It should be used carefully as it is a chemical product that may irritate the eyes in case of accidental contact: in the places where the product is available, instructions for safely using it are summarized in a dedicated Safety Alert.
I have been vaccinated against Covid-19 and have a “Green Pass”. Do I still need to follow the rules set out in the Bocconi Regulations and Protocols?
Anyone who has completed the vaccination course against Covid-19 must continue to adopt the same measures provided for unvaccinated individuals: this includes maintaining safe interpersonal distancing, using masks until 30 April 2022, focusing on hand hygiene and complying with all other existing rules on campus.
I was a close contact of an identified positive case, but I've been vaccinated against Covid-19. Do I have to quarantine?
No, self-monitoring is sufficient: there is a requirement to wear FFP2-type respiratory protection devices for at least 10 days from the last exposure to the case. A molecular or rapid antigen test is required for the detection of the Sars-Cov-2 antigen at the first appearance of symptoms and, if still symptomatic, on the fifth day following the date of the last close contact with subjects confirmed positive for COVID-19.
General Rules of Conduct on Campus
General rules of conduct on campus include:
- When socializing, maintain a distance from others of at least 1 meter.
- Always wear a mask that covers the nose and mouth.
- Sanitize hands at the entrance of every building using the dispensers provided.
- Avoid hugs and handshakes.
- Avoid sharing bottles and glasses.
- Limit movements on campus.
- Keep your workstation empty and organized (desk, tables, furniture, etc.) so it can be properly cleaned and disinfected periodically.
- Use the paper seat covers available in the bathrooms.
Use of Supplied Masks
How to wear and remove masks:
- Before putting on the mask, wash your hands with soap and water or with an alcoholic solution.
- Cover your mouth and nose with the mask, making sure it is intact and that it adheres well to your face.
- Avoid touching the mask while you are wearing it; if you do touch it, wash your hands.
- The mask is disposable: if it becomes damp, replace it with a new mask and do not reuse it.
- Remove the mask by grabbing the elastic band and without touching the front; place it in its packaging and immediately throw it in the appropriate containers.
- Wash your hands.
In the Office
All movement within the University must be limited to the bare minimum and in compliance with the indications provided.
Participation in meetings in person is allowed: interpersonal distancing and adequate cleaning/ventilation of the premises is recommended. Following the possible suspension of certain activities (in-class teaching, coffee bars, cafeterias, etc.), unnecessary and unused areas will remain closed.
Body Temperature Measurement
Body temperature will be measured when entering buildings and throughout the day. If it is above 37.5°C, access to the workplace will not be allowed. If other symptoms are present (i.e. difficulty breathing, cough. etc.) in addition to a high temperature, people in this condition will be temporarily isolated, pending assessment by healthcare personnel, or asked to return home if assistance is not required.
What Should I Do If I Have Symptoms?
Anyone experiencing flulike symptoms or respiratory problems on campus should:
- immediately call the number +39 02 5836 2121 to activate the emergency procedure;
- inform their supervisor;
- never remove their mask and move away from other people who may be present;
- if they are in their office, stay in their room with the door closed ensuring, where possible, adequate natural ventilation, pending the arrival of healthcare personnel.
Single number for the Lombardy Region 800 89 45 45
Italian Ministry of Health: 1500, public interest number
Public Emergency number: 112
Continuity of care doctor: 116117 This Service is available Mondays through Fridays from 8:00pm to 8:00am, 24 hours a day on holidays and days before holidays. Calls can be made from both landlines and mobile phones.
Wash your hands often
Hand washing and disinfection are the key to preventing infection. Wash your hands often and thoroughly with soap and water for at least 60 seconds.
Dispensers with 60% alcohol-based hand sanitizer are also available.
Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth with your hands
The virus is mainly transmitted through breathing but also through contact of the hands with the eyes, nose and mouth, so avoid touching your face when your hands have not been washed thoroughly.
Cover your mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing
If you cover your mouth with your hands you could contaminate objects or people you come into contact with. Cough into your elbow or a tissue, preferably disposable, then put on a mask and wash your hands.