Scenarios in case of
a COVID-19 infection

Possible scenarios for infection within the AIS community

  • Scenario 1: A student or staff member is infected
  • Scenario 2: A person living within the household of a student or staff member is infected
    • 2a: A person living within the household of a student is infected
    • 2b: A person living within the household of a staff member is infected
  • Scenario 3: A student, staff member or someone living within their household has been in close contact with an infected person

If a person living within the household of a student or staff member has been in contact with an infected person, please always inform the AIS Office.

Measures related to the infected student or staff member

  • The infected person needs to stay in quarantine according to official Belgian regulations.
  • Return to school is only possible with a doctor’s certificate stating that the person is no longer contagious and able to return to school.

Measures related to the other students and staff members

  • 10-14 days preventative closure of the relevant bubble(s) (grade level groups, transportation groups, etc) with immediate effect starting from the last contact with the infected person.
  • Testing according to the Belgian regulations. Return to school after emailing confirmation of negative test results, in case the bubble is not in quarantine.
  • Switch to online learning for the relevant bubbles.
  • Any person/group who had contact with the infected person will be identified.
  • It is the parents’ responsibility to inform the close contacts of the infected student.

Communication

  • The parent community will be informed about a Scenario 1 infection in our community.
  • Anyone who had close contact with the infected person will be informed by the parents directly, requiring them to isolate themselves.

Measures related to the AFfected student

  • The affected student must stay in quarantine according to official Belgian regulations.
  • The student can only return to school after 10-14 days of quarantine or emailing us the negative test results or a doctor’s note confirming the student is not contagious anymore.

Measures related to the other students and staff members

  • Temporary switch to online learning for the relevant student bubble(s) (grade levels, transportation groups, etc), starting on the next day after receiving the information.
  • Teachers who taught in the bubble of the relevant student are informed and consulted about their interaction with the relevant student. If social distancing and mask wearing rules were adhered to, the teacher can continue working from school, otherwise the teacher will temporarily be quarantined as well.
  • If the relevant student’s COVID 19 test result is negative, normal on campus learning will commence on the next school day after receiving the information.
  • If the relevant student’s COVID 19 test result is positive, Scenario 1 measures will come into effect.

Communication

  • The parents will be informed about a Scenario 2 infection in our community, including detailed information about all school related measures.

Measures related to the AFfected STAFF MEMBER

  • The staff member must stay in quarantine according to official Belgian regulations.
  • Return to school only possible with a doctor’s certificate stating that the staff member is able to return to school, and confirmation that there are no active cases of COVID in the household.

Measures related to other students and staff members

  • Consultation with affected staff member about interactions with students/other staff members. If social distancing and mask wearing rules were adhered to, normal school operations can continue. Otherwise, affected students, bubbles or staff members will temporarily be quarantined as well. 
  • If the relevant staff member’s test result is negative, normal on campus learning will commence on the next day after receiving the information.
  • If the relevant staff member’s test result is positive, Scenario 1 measures will come into effect.

Communication

  • The parents will be informed about a Scenario 2 infection in our community, including detailed information about all school related measures.

Measures related to the affected STUDENT/STAFF MEMBER

  • The student/staff member must stay in quarantine according to official Belgian regulations.

Measures related to school operations and communication

  • Each case will be evaluated individually and level 1 or 2 measures will be triggered if needed.