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Covid-19

Please regularly check this page for updates from ASP.

View French Government updates regarding travel restrictions and entering France.

Monitoring Your Child's Health

Please observe your child's health closely for any signs of illness including the following: fever (38C/100.4F or higher), cough, difficulty breathing (feels short of breath), sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, upset stomach, loss of appetite, diarrhea, vomiting, feeling feverish, chills, generally feeling unwell, excessive fatigue. If your child has any of the above symptoms or anything that concerns you, please do not let your child come to school and do consult your doctor as soon as possible for the appropriate treatment and testing.

Mask Guidelines and Critical Contact Procedures

Following updates from the French government, as of March 14, 2022, masks are now optional on campus. If your child chooses to wear a mask, please send them with three clean masks per day to facilitate changes. As of Monday, May 23, masks are optional on the ASP bus. 

Critical Contact Procedures

The French government has updated the protocols for COVID-19 critical contact tracing. While the protocol for someone who tests positive remains the same, critical contacts will now test only on day 2 (two days since last contact).

If someone is identified as a critical contact:

  • They must self-test for COVID-19 on day 2; day 0 is the date of last contact with the COVID-19 positive case, or immediately if last contact was more than two days ago
  • If the person has had COVID-19 within a 2-month period before being identified as a critical contact, they do not need to take a COVID-19 test
  • It is strongly recommended to wear a mask for 7 days after being identified as a critical contact

The ASP Procedure of Identifying Critical Contacts

ASP will inform parents if their child has been identified as a critical contact. It is important to note that the new protocol has significantly broadened the reach of those considered critical contacts; whether a mask is worn or not is no longer a determining factor. This means that there will be many more critical contacts per individual case. Even if a child was wearing a mask, they will still be considered a critical contact.

Testing at ASP

The school will continue to test students experiencing symptoms at school. For students identified as critical contacts, parents are responsible for organizing the day 2 tests for their children.

Positive Cases 

Fully vaccinated 12 and over or children under 12:

  • If a self-test shows positive the procedure remains as before: a PCR or Rapid Antigen test must be taken to confirm
  • The person should isolate for 7 days. If there are no symptoms for the last two days of isolation, a PCR or Rapid Antigen test can be taken on day 5; if it is negative the isolation can be ended. 
  • Parents should inform the school if their child is positive for COVID-19.

Non or partially vaccinated:

  • Isolate for 7 days
  • Take PCR or Antigen test on day 7
  • If negative result received and symptom free for the last 48 hours, may return to school

OR

  • Isolate for 10 days
  • If symptom free for last 48 hours, may return to school with no test required

Testing and Quarantine Requirements

Frequently Asked Questions

Please check the below FAQ for regular updates. We will add information as it becomes available.

Distance Learning

During the 2022–23 school year, we are prepared to shift to distance learning for individual grades, or entire academic divisions, as the health situation demands. If your child has been shifted to distance learning, you will receive the information. Read more about remote learners

Recent Communications

Contacts

nurse@asparis.fr, for medical questions only or to report possible exposure to coronavirus

Division Directors, for Division specific questions related to students: 

Aaron Hubbard, Director of Upper School
Tony Shawe, Director of Middle School
Dan Kerr, Director of Lower School 

Communications Department, for questions about anything communications or website related.