Health & Safety
KAS Campus Status
MS/HS Schedule: vKAS
Visitors: By appointment only.
What Should I Do If I Have COVID Symptoms?
All community members must stay home if they have COVID symptoms. If you have symptoms, a rapid test is recommended by the health authorities.
Reporting a Positive COVID Result
KAS no longer requires reporting to the school for confirmed cases. Employees should still contact school nurse Shu-Ping Liu for support.
When Is It Required to Be Off-Campus?
- Confirmed Case: If a community member tests positive, follow the 7 + 7 protocol. This includes 7 days of quarantine and 7 days of self-health management.
- Residential Contact: If a community member is living with a person who tested positive for COVID they are expected to follow the 3 + 4 protocol (3 days quarantine, 4 days self-health management). Boostered individuals may follow a 0 + 7 protocol with a negative test result.
- Epidemic Prevention Leave: If KAS considers you a close contact, or if you consider yourself a close contact, please remain home for 3 days of epidemic prevention leave, and follow self-health management guidelines.
A negative COVID test is required to return to campus.
Community members may not be on campus during quarantine, self-health management, or epidemic prevention leave.
These protocols are based on the most recent guidelines from the BOE and the CECC and are subject to change.
How Will I Be Notified If I Am A Close Contact?
Students: KAS will no longer notify students or families of close contact status during vKAS.
Employees: KAS will notify employees via their KAS email.
KAS will only notify parents, employees, and high school students directly who have been in close contact with a confirmed positive case of COVID. We will no longer be notifying the entire community of each confirmed COVID case.
As of May 12, 2022, KAS is no longer reporting COVID cases to any government agencies.
The CECC is no longer notifying suspected close contacts at schools.
Who is Considered A Close Contact?
A “close contact” is determined as someone who was exposed to a confirmed positive COVID case in the previous 48 hours.
A person is not considered a close contact if they were in the proximity of another close contact.
A person is not considered a close contact if their last interaction with a confirmed case was more than 48 hours ago.
What is Self-Health Management?
During self-health management (SHM), you may go out of your home and must wear a mask at all times. You should not enter densely populated areas, you cannot eat in a restaurant, and you may not come to the school campus.
KAS Response Team
Our Response Team meets regularly to review and discuss data from reliable, official sources, which include among others, the Taiwan CECC, Taiwan Ministry of Education, and the American Institute in Taiwan. We will continue to collaborate closely with our Board of Directors and keep our community fully informed.
KAS has a 100% mask usage policy. All staff, faculty, and students are required to wear a mask while on campus. Students may remove their masks for eating and drinking, as well as at certain times during physical activity when directed by a teacher. A social distancing requirement of 1.5m is observed during these times.
The school’s facilities team ensures that all surfaces, railings, and handles are disinfected hourly and that each classroom has liquid soap and disinfection spray available.
Of course, the most vital element of our safety plan is the continued support and cooperation from our parent community. Each of you helps to keep KAS students safe by monitoring your own child’s temperature before sending them to school, and by keeping them home when they have a fever or feel sick. Together, we can provide a safe and healthy environment for everyone to learn and grow.