COVID-19 Preventative Provisions

 

What is COVID-19?

COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered coronavirus. This new virus and disease were unknown before the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses which may cause illness in animals or humans.  In humans, several coronaviruses are known to cause respiratory infections ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). The most recently discovered coronavirus causes coronavirus disease COVID-19.

For general COVID-19 information and prevention, please visit the Q&A on the WHO website:

https://www.who.int/news-room/q-a-detail/q-a-coronaviruses

 

What does Taiwan CDC say?

Taiwan CDC publishes daily updated information on on-island cases, outbound travel alert as well as in-bound quarantine control. Travelers coming into / returning to Taiwan from the level 3 alert countries are required to be under quarantine for 14 days upon arrival to Taiwan. Travelers coming into / returning to Taiwan from the level 2 alert countries are required to practice self-health management and are to avoid public places; if an outing is essential, wearing a mask is mandatory. TES requires all students to follow the government’s provisions to minimize the potential risk of exposure to the virus for the safety of our students and community.

TES follows the guideline from Taiwan Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC), which is a division of the Taiwan CDC; this body is the highest level of authority in terms of epidemic control in Taiwan.

For the most updated information on Taiwan’s government announcement, please visit the Taiwan CDC website: https://www.cdc.gov.tw/En 

 

 

What are TES’ preventative measures and the rationale behind?

TES’ priority is our students’ well-being and safety. The Board of Directors and the school’s leadership team are committed to aligning with the government authorities’ directive as much as possible, without affecting our students’ learning, to ensure we minimize the potential risks exposed to our school community.

Since the government’s first announcement on 31st of January 2020, TES has formed an epidemic prevention committee and has implemented a series of measures. All decisions are made after considerable discussion among members of the epidemic prevention committee and the leadership team. Click on the dates to view the announcement content:

3 February
Following the CDC and MOE’s directives, the new term campus opening date was postponed to 25 February 2020.

7 February
CEO’s announcement on the school’s digital learning provisions during the campus closure period.

14 February
CEO’s announcement on the school’s campus preventative measures provisions.

21 February
CEO’s reminders to the community on the campus access provisions in preparation for the campus re-opening on 25 February.

24 February
CEO’s final reminders to the community on self-health monitoring and campus access restrictions for the campus re-opening on 25 February.

27 February
CEO’s update on the first week of school’s campus re-opening.

6 March
CEO’s update on the campus activities and events provisions following directives from the MoE.

7 March
CEO’s newsletter on well-being.

13 March
CEO’s newsletter on strengthened provisions.  

14 March
CEO’s letter on travel alert update.    

17 March
CEO’s letter on Campus Restriction and Empathy, Compassion & Calm (both English/Chinese). 

18 March
CEO’s letter on Digital Learning Days (both English/Chinese). 

20 March
CEO’s weekly update on campus closure and digital learning programs. 

27 March
CEO’s weekly update on digital learning and support to community. 

 

What is happening on campus?

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Click here to view photos on our digital learning days, the epidemic prevention measures, lives of students on campus and much more!

 

TES Health and Well-being Newsletter 

The student support team, which include our counsellors, nurses, and librarians, has put together a series of newsletter focusing on the health and well-being of our community. Below please find the links to the TES Health & Well-bring Page, which is available in both English and Chinese.

TES Health & Well-Being Page

 

How can I feedback or comment on the measures taken?

For information, please refer to communications from the CEO Office and the Head of your section for the most comprehensive update. CEO office’s communication focuses on the school-wide provisions, following both the school’s policies as well as the latest directives from the authorities. The communication from the Head of the section focuses on the students’ learning and the educational provisions put in place to support our students.

If you still have questions after reading all the communication, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our school. You may contact the Head of sections directly to raise any concerns you may have regarding the educational provision put in place for your child, or write to the CEO Office for all other general inquiries.

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