ISR COVID-19 Response Procedures
Official Latvian Government instructions
Latest news from the Latvian government: https://spkc.gov.lv/lv/aktualitates/get/nid/757
World Health Organization https://www.who.
WHO advice for the public https://www.who.int/
WHAT CAN PEOPLE DO TO PROTECT THEMSELVES AND OTHERS FROM GETTING THE NEW CORONAVIRUS?
PROPER HANDWASHING TECHNIQUE
What is Coronavirus and what are the symptoms?
Please see the WHO website for specific information https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
Where can I find reliable information about the spread of the virus?
It is always a good idea to carefully evaluate the sources of information that you follow. Please find below helpful and reliable links for the most recent information on the COVID-19
What does ISR do if a student or staff member show signs of illness at school?
Temperature is being taken for all students and staff members daily. If a student or a staff member show a temperature of 37.5C or above, they will be taken to the nurse’s office and parents will be called to collect their child. A decision will then be made with the nurse and parents regarding further testing.
What are the best ways to protect our children and family?
Follow the WHO guidelines on hygiene and best practices. Wash your hands regularly with soap for at least 20 seconds. Carry hand sanitisers when going outside and avoid touching your face. Take your child(ren)’s temperature every evening before going to bed and every morning before coming to school and keep your child(ren) home if sick to avoid contagion at school.
What areas are now considered restricted by the Latvian government?
Students are staff are recommended to not travel to the following areas: Italy, China, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Iran, France, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, the Netherlands, Great Britain, Sweden, Norway, Belgium, Denmark, the USA, Greece, Iceland. Any student or staff members returning from these areas are recommended to not attend school for 14 days starting from the day they departed from said area. Please note that the list of restricted countries will be updated as needed following the recommendations of the Latvian Center for Disease Prevention and Control
How will I be contacted in case of school closure?
ISR is following the recommendations of the Latvian Center for Disease Prevention and Control and while the number of cases reported in Latvia in still low, the school administration cannot exclude the possibility of the school being shut down.
In the event of ISR having to close, or partially close, the ISR community will be notified in the following ways:
Is there a contingency distance learning plan in place in case of school closure?
Our commitment is to provide an alternative means of education in the form of Distance Learning. The contingency plan is currently being developed by the school’s administration and faculty and families will be contacted accordingly.