Equity American School
“We’ve Got This!”
Rights and Responsibilities of EAS Members
Health Ministry (Ministerio de Salud )
This risk indicator will be our guide until supplanted by any future official guide or decree from the Guatemalan Government.
Distance Learning Model/100 % Virtual Learning for a High-Risk Environment (Table Color: Red)
Hybrid Learning Model “A” (Table Color: Orange)
Hybrid Learning Model “B” (Table Color: Yellow)
Face-to-Face Learning Model (Table Color: Green)
General Safety Guidelines During The COVID-19 Pandemic
Self Quarantine and Reporting Rules
Any student, teacher, or staff member who has tested positive for COVID-19 may not enter onto the Equity campus until a MINIMUM of 20 days has passed since experiencing the last COVID-19 symptom. In order to re-enter the Equity campus a letter from a certified doctor needs to be submitted to the EAS administration indicating that the person has a negative COVID-19 test result.
If a family wishes to shorten the quarantine period, they may volunteer a PCR* test taken on day 5 after experiencing the last COVID-19 symptom. With a negative result taken on day 5, the student may return to campus immediately (Example: Your last COVID-19 symptom is on Jan. 15. Day 1 of quarantine is Jan. 16. Day 5 is Jan. 20. The student may return to campus on Jan. 21 with a negative test shared with Equity).
* NOTE: The ONLY test Equity will accept in order to shorten quarantine times is a PCR test. When taken 5 days after last risky behavior or exposure, these tests are over 99% accurate.
Please note: As long as Equity is not in Green according to the Guatemalan Health Ministry (Ministerio de Salud), all vaccinated people must still follow the general COVID-19 safety protocol as outlined while on campus to help avoid spreading the COVID-19 virus to non-vaccinated community members.
COVID-19 Positive Students/Staff on Campus
If the person who is COVID-19 positive has ridden to or from school in the same vehicle (school bus or private vehicle), the entire population of that vehicle will also be asked to quarantine for fourteen (14) days.
EAS Special Activities
Staff and Teacher Training
Classroom Guidelines - Elementary
Classroom Guidelines - Upper School
Any containers left at school will be immediately disposed of in the school’s trash NO EXCEPTIONS.
Library/EAS Book Protocol
All EAS library books that are used by students will be quarantined in the EAS library book “oven ” until the proper temperature/time has been met to render the COVID Virus inactive.
Cleaning Protocol/House and Grounds
Recess (Outside Play) Protocol
EAS Transportation / Busses
Select teachers and staff have taken online courses focusing on efficient and effective contact tracing methods and protocol in the event of a COVID emergency at school or amongst our community.