Health Care Protocols
Making way for the new reality
Making way for the new reality
Adopting Health Care Measures in Fully Vaccinated People
Regarding the recommendations of our health authorities on safety and health care measures for those who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, at Tecnológico de Monterrey we have agreed to maintain–until further notice–the protocols established in our Conscious Reopening Plan. We ask our community to continue to fully adhere to the main safety and health care measures: wear a face mask at all times, keep a safe distance between people, wash hands frequently, and try to use outdoor spaces when possible.
We will remain attentive to the recommendations of our TecSalud and Medical Services teams, who are constantly researching and updating on the necessary actions that we must adopt to reduce the risk of contagion.
We have prepared our facilities, our professors and staff return to campus. If you are registered at this time, our campuses are ready to welcome you* always keeping in mind the protocols designed to minimize the risk of contagion. Your campus will inform you of the details for your return.
The most important thing is to take care of the health of all the members of the Tec Community, and to achieve this we need your commitment.
Double mask reinforces COVID-19´s protection
Common masks prevent particle spreading, however, they have lateral leaks where air can enter/exit. The recommendation is to wear a plain cloth mask over a three-layer surgical mask. By using both masks or successfully eliminating leaks, the mask's filtration rate can be as high as 90%, similar to an N95 respirator.
By taking care of yourself, you take care of others
Before Going Back to Campus
To attend the campus, it is important that at the entrance you show your official Tec ID, either physical or digital, which you can obtain from the SAP Fiori Client app
- Regardless of what type of classes you’re taking, or if you are in México or abroad, register your vaccine in the Sap Fiori Client App.
- At the accesses, temperature measurements shall be taken if required by local regulations.
Before Arriving on Campus
- Take antibacterial gel and 2 facemasks with you. You must wear a facemask at all times, covering your nose, mouth and chin.
- Be sure to wear your facemask on any means of transportation you use to get to campus.
Arriving on Campus
- Connect to the campus Wi-Fi network, it will help us track possible infections.
Coexisting on Campus
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and water following the technique recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO).
- Keep your work or study area clean and disinfected, as well as your personal items, and be sure to do this whenever you change places.
- One-way entrances and exits have been marked to reduce the risk of contact, control circulation through buildings and maintain a healthy distance moving from one class or activity to another.
National and International Trips
- If you return from a national or international trip and present any symptoms of COVID-19, dial the TQueremos line 8008139500.
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My life outside the Tec
- If you have roomies, agree on prevention and health measures you will maintain to protect yourself.
- Avoid social gatherings and going to public places. If you must go out, always use your face mask, spanning nose, mouth and chin. The recommendation is to use a plain cloth mask over a three-layer surgical mask.
- Wash your hands frequently with water and liquid hand soap or antibacterial gel.
- Remember that by taking care of yourself, you take care of others.
Failure to maintain protocols and required quarantine or isolation measures by Medical Services will be considered a violation of university guidelines. This could result in disciplinary action, or a discussion with a Wellness Ambassador or other designated person. The evidence presented during these conversations will indicate that any future incidents may result in a suspension or even expulsion from the Institution.
As members of the Tec community, we have the responsibility to take care of each other and to promote the common good. Therefore, the university’s expectations go beyond what is minimally required to stay safe and healthy, while actively pursuing what is best for both the individual and the Tec community.
In addition to our regular prevention measures, including wearing facemasks, practicing physical distancing, and disinfecting frequently, we take care of each other by implementing other strategies to reduce the risk of contagion, such as quarantine and isolation, as the case may require. These measures are used to help you, your colleagues, co-workers, staff, and others by preventing exposure to people who have or are suspected of having COVID-19.
Hearing that you need to quarantine or isolate and disconnect from others can be disconcerting. Remember that the goal is to ensure your health and protect others from exposure to this disease. Rest assured that the Tec is here to support you and that we will do everything possible so that you know you are not alone, even at a distance.
Here you’ll find a guide on the care at home that should be taken when sick or when caring for a sick person. On this TecSalud site, in the section “How to care for a person with COVID-19 at home” you will find the option to download the document: https://www.tecsalud.mx/covid19
Or, this is the direct link: https://www.tecsalud.mx/sites/default/files/2021-02/COVID-19%20Cuidados%20en%20casa.pdf.
- Guidelines for Quarantine and Isolation
The following guidelines for quarantine and isolation apply to individuals with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 both in campus residence halls and off campus at home.
- Students should not be released from quarantine or isolation until they have been given formal approval and clearance to return to in-person activities by the Campus Health Services Leader.
- Students should not have visitors during quarantine or isolation. They are invited to communicate by digital means.
- Students should communicate daily with the physician assigned by their Campus Medical Services to report symptoms and identify people with whom they may have had close contact.
At Tec we have taken exemplary hygiene measures through cleaning and disinfection routines on all campuses. We favor natural ventilation, however, we constantly reinforce maintenance routines for heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems.
As an institution, we have taken advice on the most effective prevention strategies and have developed a plan to safeguard the integrity and health of the entire Tec community.
As for residence halls, the use of superior protocols and hygiene and safe distance measures in all facilities will be essential. In the event that any resident tests positive for COVID-19, they must stay in their room in isolation and must follow the measures mandated by the Institution. We will notify the campus health services leader to determine future actions.
While you are in quarantine or isolation, remember that a health professional from medical services will contact you daily to advise you until the day you can return to your in-person activities. He or she will also talk with you about people you’ve been in contact with to determine if they should be counseled. A person from Wellness and Counseling will also contact you to see how you are doing academically, mentally, and spiritually.
We recommend that you call the TQueremos 24/7 (800 813 9500), in case you need emotional or medical support at any time.
- Common Emotions
Each person reacts differently to stressful situations that require changes in location or behavior. Being in quarantine or isolation, you may experience and feel different emotions such as:
- Anxiety, worry and/or fear related to your physical health and that of others.
- Anger or resentment at having to be away from your friends and activities.
- Worry about not having your things with you or not being able to participate in your normal routine.
- Uncertainty or concern about how long you will have to stay in this situation.
- Happiness for having time for yourself, to rest and catch up with your reading.
- Loneliness or the feeling of being outside your social circle.
- Boredom and frustration.
- Sadness or depression.
If you need emotional support, do not hesitate to contact us, we are here to support you.
Mental Health and Addictions Lifeline 24 HOURS
Phone number: 800 911 2000