Our statement on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

As a provider of educational programmes to people from all over the world we want our global community to know that we are standing with you all in these challenging times. We continue to respond to the global outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in a clear, practical and decisive manner.

Our overriding objective is to fulfil the duty of care we have towards our students, our colleagues, our host families, our university partners and other members of our communities. We will continue to take all steps possible to ensure they are healthy, informed and supported.

We have developed a comprehensive set of policies and procedures to manage the situation as it develops. These include practical risk assessments, regular monitoring as well as the implementation of effective hygiene awareness and practice throughout our schools and colleges.

We also developed comprehensive plans to support our students remotely wherever still necessary.

US Government updates are published here.

The latest World Health Organization advice is published here

We will continue to monitor the on-going situation very carefully and will maintain the flexibility to adapt policy immediately as Government or WHO advice changes.

We hope this provides the reassurance that no matter what the circumstances, we will do everything we possibly can to maintain the Kings experience for our students.

The Kings Directors

COVID-19 Kings Deferral and cancellation policies​

School guidelines

What we are doing

  • All staff, students and visitors arriving our office will have their temperature checks every morning upon entering to classroom and will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms and possible exposure.
  • Common areas and frequently touched surfaces are being cleaned daily. Cleaning supplies will be available, and staff are encouraged to clean and disinfect workspaces throughout the workday.
  • Hand sanitizer is provided throughout the building.
  • Posters are displayed with reminders on how to prevent the spread of germs.
  • Classrooms have reduced seating and capacity limits.
  • Hallways and stairways are marked as one-way to reduce face-to-face traffic.

What you can do

  • Stay home or go home if you are sick.
  • Wear a surgical-graded mask at all times inside and outside when interacting with groups of people. Maintain social distancing practices (6 feet from other people).
  • Wash your hands frequently or use hand sanitizer
  • Cover your nose and mouth when sneezing or coughing.
  • Be kind. Understand that this is a stressful time for everyone, and an extra bit of kindness right now can go a long way.

Frequently asked questions

Do I have to wear a mask?

In accordance with state/local orders and Kings policy, students are required to wear a mask.

Due to very high rates of COVID-19 transmission, counties across the US has enhanced the masking requirements for staff in the Health Officer Order and Kings Education expects all staff and teachers working in person to comply.

Surgical-style disposable mask that has multiple layers of non-woven material and a nose wire. Double-masking is recommended with a surgical-style mask. Wear a surgical-style mask with a cloth mask over it to improve fit and filtration.

Do I have to answer medical questions when arriving to school?

All staff, students and visitors will be required to self-attest any COVID-19 symptoms before entering our buildings.

Students Daily Self Attestation:

Are you feeling any COVID 19 symptoms?

Symptoms may include any of the following:

  • Fever of 100 degrees or greater
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Chills
  • Fatigue (new or severe)
  • Any of the following not due to a chronic condition:
    • Cough
    • Congestion or Runny Nose
    • Muscle or body aches
    • Headache
    • Sore throats
    • Nausea/Vomiting
    • Diarrhea
    • Loss of taste or smell

How will positive cases of COVID-19 be handled at the school?

Despite all precautionary measures, there is always a risk of exposure to communicable diseases. Should a staff member or student contract COVID-19 and expose others at our Kings school, we will immediately inform all staff and students of the possible exposure.

A thorough cleaning of the school used by the infected individual will be conducted after the area has been closed off for at least 24 hours.

Per CDC guidelines, anyone who are tested positive should isolate for 5 days.

If you are asymptomatic or your symptoms are resolving (without fever for 24 hours), follow that by 5 days of wearing a mask when around others to minimize the risk of infecting people you encounter.

Per CDC guidelines, anyone who has been potentially exposed should quarantine (unless you are EXEMPT) and monitor your health for 10 days.

You are recommended to get tested within 5 - 7 days of exposure.

EXEMPT = fully vaccinated for COVID-19 OR tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 3 months and recovered

With ALL Kings staff and student vaccinated, per CDC guidelines, fully vaccinated for COVID-19 will be exempt from quarantine.

What happens if there is a (Student) positive COVID-19 case?

  • If there is a positive COVID-19 case, the student will have to leave the school and school residence immediately. It will be up to the student to find accommodation during this time. The school staff can assist with identifying and booking a hotel or other private accommodation for quarantining.
  • Staff will be notified by Center Director
  • General Notification to All Staff/Students and copied to SMT
  • Close Contact Notification to individuals identified as close contact and copied to SMT
  • Student Covid Positive Summary email to SMT/Recruitment Team
  • Students on English language courses
    • The student is allowed to join classes online, if available.
    • If no online classes are available, student enrollment will be frozen until student returns.
  • GO: Prepared Students
    • The student will be given independent study work and they will need to complete on their own during the isolation time.
    • There will be no refund or freeze to their enrollment.
  • Students on university courses
    • The student will follow guidance from university partner to complete their studies
    • There will be no refund or freeze to their enrollment
  • Isolated Student
    • Student who tested positive for COVID-19 should isolate for 5 full days. Day 0 is first day of symptoms or day of positive viral test before returning to school.
    • Student should get tested after Day 5 and return with a negative result.
  • Close contact Student
    • Close contact (less than 6 feet away for a cumulative total of 15 mins or more over a 24-hour period) should quarantine <unless EXEMPT> for 5 days after last exposure.
    • Close contact with no symptoms should get tested 3-5 days after close contact.

EXEMPT = fully vaccinated for COVID-19 OR tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 3 months and recovered

With ALL Kings students vaccinated, per CDC guidelines, fully vaccinated for COVID-19 will be exempt from quarantine.

TEST RESULTS - If your test result is negative* AND you have NOT had symptoms of COVID-19:

If the test was collected on or after Day 5, you can end quarantine and continue to wear a well fitting mask when around others until 10 days after your last close contract with someone with COVID-19.

If the test was collected before Day 5, you need to stay in quarantine and retest on or after Day 5.

The best approach is to use an antigen test (rapid) towards the end of the 5-day isolation period.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/quarantine-isolation.html

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/colleges-universities/considerations.html

http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/acd/ncorona2019/covidquarantine/

https://www.governor.ny.gov/sites/default/files/atoms/files/Higher_Education_Detailed_Guidelines.pdf

What should I do if I feel sick?

Students who feel ill should notify the school and not report to class.

If you are already at school and begin feeling sick, you should notify our staff.

University Partner Guidance​

MA – Fisher College Guidance

https://resources.finalsite.net/images/v1610400113...

NY – College of Mt St Vince Guidance

https://mountsaintvincent.edu/covid-19-resources/i...

WI – UW OshKosh Guidance

https://uwosh.edu/titans-return/wp-content/uploads...

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The Kings Admissions Team