Suspected and Confirmed Cases of COVID


Shared Responsibility

Both the school and families have a shared responsibility to report any potential or confirmed cases of COVID-19 within the campus community.

If you are a member of the campus community, please report any COVID-19 related healthy concerns to the school immediately by emailing health@kyiv.qsi.org.

Suspected COVID-19 case among students and staff

Once the symptoms are confirmed by the school nurse using the evaluation form and it is deemed that the symptoms are concerning, the individual will be asked to wait in the Isolation Room. The school nurse should continue to check on the individual’s symptoms during the time in the Isolation Room.

  1. Contact the parents of the individual (if a student).
  2. When the parent or caregiver arrives, security will escort them to the isolation room.
  3. KIS School Nurse will inform the Director, Directors of Instruction, and Operations
    Manager.
  4. Administration and the Health Committee will identify any first-level contact individuals
    who may be at risk.
  5. If the individual is recommended a COVID-19 test by a medical professional, the school
    will inform any first-level contact families to monitor their health closely. The school will
    also minimize the movement of the class.
  6. The school will await the results of the COVID-19 test or medical professional’s
    diagnosis.
  7. The class of the individual will resume its normal routines once one of the following is
    received:
    a. COVID-19 test result is negative
    b. A medical certificate from a clinic or doctor provides a diagnosis other that
    COVID-19.
  8. KIS will keep parents of first-level contact informed as the situation progresses.

Confirmed COVID-19 Cases and Contact Tracing

Student tests positive for COVID-19

Step 1 – The student’s family will immediately inform KIS Health Office of the positive diagnosis. The individual will need to self-isolate until fully recovered, and tests negative. The student may only return to campus with written documentation from their doctor.

Step 2 – KIS will immediately inform members of the student’s cohort and any other first-level
contacts (students or staff). These individuals must begin a quarantine period lasting for 14
days. Any closed classrooms or spaces will be disinfected with a deep and thorough cleaning
.

Step 3 – Cohorts will shift to online learning during the 14-day isolation.

Step 4 – In order for individuals to return to campus, students must provide the KIS Health Office with documentation of a negative COVID-19 test. If students did not get a COVID-19 test, they will need to provide documentation from a doctor indicating the individual is symptom-free and may return to school.


Staff member tests positive for COVID-19

Step 1 – The KIS staff member will immediately inform KIS Health Office of the positive diagnosis. The individual will need to self-isolate until fully recovered, and tests negative. The staff may only return to campus with written documentation from their doctor.

Step 2 – KIS will immediately inform first-level contacts (students or staff). These individuals must begin a quarantine period lasting for 14 days. Any closed classrooms or spaces will be disinfected with a deep and thorough cleaning.

Step 3 – Impacted students or classes will shift to online learning during the 14-day isolation.

Step 4 – In order for individuals to return to campus, students must provide the KIS Health Office with documentation of a negative COVID-19 test. If students did not get a COVID-19 test, they will need to provide documentation from a doctor indicating the individual is symptom-free and may return to school.


A household member of a student or staff member is diagnosed with COVID-19

Individuals may return to campus:

  • After 14 days from the time of the household member’s diagnosis.
  • If they, themselves, have received a negative COVID-19 test result.
  • The school will communicate with any first level and second level contacts.

Notifications From The School

KIS feels that it is important to be as transparent as possible with families concerning suspected and confirmed cases. However, we also feel it is important to keep specifics confidential.

  • Parents will be notified that a student within their child’s class/cohort has tested positive.
  • The school will also remind/notify parents concerning the step-by-step procedures to follow.
  • KIS administration, teachers, and the Health Officer will keep in contact with parents throughout the process.