SECTION-1: AISN COVID-19 PREVENTIVE MEASURES
- Mask wearing indoors is temporarily required for all students & staff from August 15 to August 26, 2022.
- Mask wearing is optional indoors & outdoors on campus for all students and staff, regardless of their vaccinations status, but highly encouraged. Any student or staff who chooses to wear a mask will have that decision respected. ( This will be implemented on campus on August 29)
- Staff and students identified as first contact of someone who has tested positive may come to school but should wear their masks at all times for at least 5 days.
- Everyone must wash their hands regularly and use hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol.
- Anyone with COVID-19 like symptoms should not come to campus. If you are experiencing symptoms, please self-isolate and seek medical guidance if necessary.
- In the event of a cluster or outbreak, masks may temporarily be required indoors
- Should COVID-19 cases rise significantly in our community, indoors masking will be strongly encouraged.
SECTION-2: COVID-19 ISOLATION PROTOCOLS
PERSON TESTS POSITIVE:
- For anyone who tests positive to COVID-19, the isolation period is at least 5 days starting from the date of the positive test or the day the symptoms started. At the end of the isolation period, the person can return to school when free of COVID’s symptoms and with a negative test. The person should continue to wear a mask all the time for 10 days.
- Contact tracing to identify any close contacts will be implemented immediately upon a positive test in collaboration with the AISN Nurse.
CLOSE CONTACT WITH COVID CASE
Definition of Close Contact – Someone who was within 6 feet of an infected person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period. An infected person can spread COVID-19 starting from 2 days before the infected person had any symptoms, or if asymptomatic, 2 days before the date the COVID test was done. If your child is identified as a “close contact,” they will be under quarantine restrictions for dates determined in collaboration with the AISN Nurse.
- Anyone identified as a “close contact” of a person who has TESTED POSITIVE, does not need to be quarantined unless they develop symptoms. They may attend school while maintaining strict mask wearing for at least 10 days. They need to be tested in 3-5 days after exposure with a rapid test.
- If you or your child is identified as a “close contact” outside of the school or from another organization, you should inform the school of the quarantine period dates.
The AISN Nurse will check-in regularly with families with a positive case and/or a close contact to provide support and advice throughout the isolation/quarantine period.
SECTION-3: COVID 19 COMMON SYMPTOMS CHECK-LIST
Please continue to perform the daily wellness check on your child for the following symptoms before your child comes to school.
If your child currently has any of these symptoms, it may indicate a possible Covid 19 illness, and also puts them at risk for spreading illness to others.
- Temperature 100.4 Fahrenheit (38 C) temporal / forehead reading or 100 Fahrenheit (37.8 C) oral thermometer
- Sore throat
- New uncontrolled cough that causes difficulty breathing (for students with chronic allergic/asthmatic cough, a change in their cough from baseline)
- Diarrhea, vomiting, or abdominal pain
- New onset of severe headache, especially with a fever
- Loss of taste or smell
If any of the above applies, your child should stay home from school and you should consult your healthcare provider.
Please inform nurse Barry via email that your child is home due to illness at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 81 872 133.
SECTION-4: TRAVELERS (students & Staff) ENTERING NIGER
- Should self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms,
- Must isolate and get tested if symptoms develop.
Thank you for your continued support. We are confident that when working together to adhere to these guidelines we will continue to keep each other safe and healthy.