COVID-19 Updates
The COVID-19 Management Team (CMT) has just received official confirmation from the Ministry of Education (MOE) and the local health department that Grace International School is in a newly defined “red zone” within Chiang Mai province including Hang Dong district. No schools in these areas (Thai or international) will be allowed to be open for in-person learning until November 15 at the earliest. This is in addition to and beyond the earlier restrictions affecting the school.

 

We still believe the best option for our students and teachers is to be in person, and we will continue to work toward that goal. At the same time, as was the case at the beginning of this school year, we must wait for the local authorities to downgrade our area and allow schools to resume in-person instruction before we will be able to reopen.

 

If you or your children have questions about Continuous Learning, please reach out to teachers. As always, if you have questions or concerns regarding COVID-19 and how the school is responding, please email cmt@gisthailand.org.
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What is the protocol if someone has symptoms during the school day?

 

Based on exposure risk and medical history, GIS will antigen test (ATK) for

 

Any 1 of the following:

  • Fever / chills / body aches
  • Sore throat / conjunctivitis
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Discoloration of fingers/toes
  • Shortness of breath
  • 2+ times diarrhea/vomiting

Any 2+ of the following:

  • Headache
  • Cough
  • Sinus congestion
  • Fatigue

 

What if the on-campus ATK is negative?

Health Services will call parents and ask them to take the student home.

 

What if the on-campus ATK is positive?

Health Services will call parents. A nurse and parent(s) will accompany the student to the family’s preferred hospital to receive a PCR test. While waiting for the results, the student and family may isolate themselves at home.

 

In the event of a case in Elementary, Health Services will work with the classroom teacher to modify the schedule and limit exposure to other grades. In the event of a case in either Elementary or Secondary, Health Services will notify all parents via email. Parents may choose to pick up their students from school early.

 

What if the PCR is positive?

The GIS community will be notified of a positive COVID-19 case at the school. In the event of an Elementary case, the grade level will close for 14 days. In the event of a Secondary case, all of Secondary will close for 14 days. GIS will NOT test other students; however, the government may require additional testing. The government will require students who test positive to be isolated in a hospital for 14 days. Families would be responsible for their medical expenses.