UNIVERSITY OF MACEDONIA COVID-19 CASE MANAGEMENT PLAN / PROTOCOL


University student exhibiting symptoms during his / her attendance at the University premises

If a university student during the course of his / her attendance in a course / laboratory / reading room / library / etc, exhibits symptoms of respiratory infection (cough, fever, shortness of breath, feeling of fatigue, muscle aches, etc.), the teaching professor should immediately  inform the Head  of the Department and patient should be isolated from the other students in the University Clinic.

The Head of the Department immediately informs the appointed Case Manager and then notifies the nearest relative or other person stated by the student, the treating physician, the university occupational physician and the National Public Health Organization (NPHO)  to give the necessary instructions, which must be strictly followed. He/She  is taken to his residence/ using preferably non-public transport means and remains in quarantine until the results of the diagnostic test are available while keeping a safe  distance from his/her roommates and family members or in a hospital, depending on the instructions given by the treating physician or National Public Health Organization (NPHO).

The appointed Case Manager, in collaboration with the administration of the University, is

   To be informed about the results of the patient's examination by National Public Health Organization (NPHO)   or the medical center that performed the test for Covid-19.

    If the patient is confirmed positive, the appointed Case Manager ensures that National Public Health Organization (NPHO) is notified and is the contact person between National Public Health Organization (NPHO)  and the University for the necessary further instructions and actions.

The appointed Case Manager, in collaboration with the administration of the University, makes sure that:

• The teachers as well as the fellow students of the courses that the patient student participated in and have come in "close contact" and until they have the results of the National Public Health Organization (NPHO)  tracking test, leave the university immediately and remain isolated at their home. In case of non-laboratory test (no molecular test performed) they should remain in isolation at their home monitoring their health for 14 days.

• In the absence of symptoms, they return to their work and activities.

• In case of symptoms, they contact their treating doctor and National Public Health Organization (NPHO)   and receive instructions. The Head of the Department is also notified and he/she immediately should inform the appointed Case Manager

COVID-19 student returns to the University:

• Only when a period of 14 days of isolation, (in case he/she has received such instructions from the National Public Health Organization (NPHO)) has been completed and there are no symptoms. Additionally at least three days should have passed since the fever subsided (without the use of antipyretics) and the improvement of respiratory symptoms ( 14 days refers to the incubation period, i.e. the maximum time from exposure to the virus to the onset of disease).

• He/She has fully recovered and is able to work and in any case his/her treating doctor or National Public Health Organization (NPHO)  has allowed it.

7.4. A university student shows symptoms when he / she is out of University

If a university student, while outside the University, develops symptoms of a respiratory infection (cough, fever, shortness of breath, fatigue, muscle aches, etc.) he/she or a family member should contact his/ her treating physician and National Public Health Organization (NPHO)  and receive instructions accordingly.

He/She does not come to the university and notifies the appointed Case Manager

COVID 19 patient returns to university:

• Only when a period of 14 days of isolation, (in case he/she has received such instructions from the National Public Health Organization (NPHO)) has been completed and there are no symptoms. Additionally, at least three days should have passed since the fever subsided (without the use of antipyretics) and the improvement of respiratory symptoms ( 14 days refers to the incubation period, i.e. the maximum time from exposure to the virus to the onset of disease).

• He/She has fully recovered and is able to work and in any case has been allowed by his/her treating physician oΡ National Public Health Organization (NPHO).

The appointed Case Manager, in collaboration with the competent services of the University, is:

   To be informed about the results of the patient's examination by National Public Health Organization (NPHO)  or the medical center that performed the test for detection of SARS-CoV-2 virus on whether it is positive

7.5. A university student shows symptoms in the dormitory

The appointed Case Manager of the Student Dormitory is notified immediately, places the patient in a well-ventilated area designated by the Case Manager and immediately notifies the National Public Health Organization (NPHO) and the treating physician and faithfully follows the relevant instructions provided.

 

9. COVID-19 case managers of the University of Macedonia

A. For the members of the Faculty, technical, administrative staff  of the Departments, other teachers, students and employees of the Secretariats specific Case Managers are appointed for each Department as follows:

Department of Economics: Mrs. Eleftheria Kiale, Head, Mrs. Eleni Voltsini as Deputy

Department of Balkan, Slavic & Oriental Studies: Mrs. Chrysanthi Oikonomou, Head, Mr. Fotis Sarigiannis as Deputy

Department of Business Organization & Management: Mrs. Aphrodite Papasimakopoulou, Head, Mrs. Thomaida Zia as Deputy

Department of Accounting and Finance: Mrs. Vasiliki Bogiatzis Head, Mrs. Dorothea Baliaka as Deputy

Department of Applied Informatics Head of Secretariat: Mrs. Vasiliki Dimarchopoulou, Head, Mrs. Zoe Glaveta as Deputy

Department of International & European Studies: Mrs. Anastasia Ofloudi, Head, Mrs. Maria Tepetov as Deputy

Department of Education & Social Policy: Mrs. Eudoxia Papanikolaou, Head, Mr. Athanasios Papadopoulos as Deputy

Department of Music Science & Art: Mr. Dimitrios Katsoukas, Head, Mr. Savvas Triantaphyllidis as Deputy