ISD Covid-19 Updates

Important Info

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We invite our parents, staff,  & community to continually check this page for the latest communications regarding the safety measures ISD is taking to protect our campus as we navigate an unprecedented school year.

Recent Communications

from Dr. Knobloch

Here you will find the most recent communications regarding Covid-19 protocols or status updates. If you are not receiving these emails, please contact us at

4 Ways to Stay Safe

 and Keep Campus Open 

1. Masks are required on campus at all times including the weekends. The only exceptions are when students or staff are eating and behind plexiglass or more than 6 feet apart. Also, masks may be removed when working on designated aerobic equipment in the fitness room.
Everyone is required to wear a mask on campus on the weekends even if they are in a family group. This is consistent with the current regulations in Senegal. Additionally, the staff who will be supervising the campus on the weekends do not know who is part of a family group or not.
Individuals who are not wearing a mask will be asked to leave the campus.


2.  If any member of your household has a Covid symptom (see list below) no member of the household can come to campus until all members of the household are symptom-free for 24 hours. In the past two months, we have had children come to campus even though their sibling or parent is sick. This cannot happen as it potentially exposes other students and adults to the virus.
Covid-19 Symptoms

  • Temperature of 38 degrees Celsius or 100 Fahrenheit

  • Sore throat

  • New uncontrolled cough that causes difficulty breathing

  • Diarrhea, vomiting, or abdominal pain

  • New onset of severe headache, especially with fever

  • Loss of taste or smell

3.  If any member of your household has been approved for a Covid test, no member of the household can come to campus until the results from the test come back. If the test comes back positive, all members of the household need to quarantine for 10 to 14 days. The school medical center will discuss the length of the quarantine with you.

4.  Please contact the ISD medical team at if:

  • Any member of your household is approved for a Covid test and again once you receive the test results.

  • Any member of your household needs to quarantine because they were a close contact of a person who tested positive for Covid

  • You are keeping your child home due to illness/symptoms.

  • You have any questions about your families’ health or medical situation.

Contact Us

Dr. Alan Knobloch

ISD Director

ISD Communications Office

ISD Health Clinic

76 740 8050

Wondering if you should keep your child home? Question about protocols? Want to know more about how we make decisions? Feel free to reach out any time. We are always here to help.