WorldMinistry of National Education has published questions and answers on what to...

Ministry of National Education has published questions and answers on what to do in case of Kovid-19 cases in schools.


Ministry of National Education (MEB) and Ministry of Healthprepared in cooperationSchoolin the years Covid-19 Positive The questions and answers, prepared according to the Guidelines for Practices in Case of Cases and published on the Ministry’s website, are as follows:

Question: A positive case of Covid-19 was detected in one of our students in our class. We currently only have one case in our class. What should we do?

Answer: The student with a positive case is followed by the health institution and does not attend school. The other students in the class with a positive case and the teachers working in this class continue to school. At the entrance of the school, these people are questioned for symptoms at least twice a day for 14 days, and fever measurements are carried out and these are recorded. It is ensured that the break time of the children in this class is differentiated from other classes.

Question: A positive case of Covid-19 was detected in one of our students in our class. Within 10 days, it was determined that the temperature of another student in our class was above 38 degrees in the measurements at the school entrance. What should we do?

Answer: The family of the student who has symptoms or high fever at the school entrance is immediately contacted and directed to the health institution. If Covid-19 infection is detected according to the evaluation of the health institution, the student is considered a positive case. Since a case is found for the second time in 10 days in the same class, all students in the class are considered as close contacts and sent home and are followed up at home for 14 days. All students in this class are given distance learning while they are at home. According to the evaluation of the health institution, if Covid-19 infection is not detected in the student with a high fever, the other students in the class continue to school.

Question: A positive case of Covid-19 was detected in one of our students in our class. Within 10 days, another student of ours got sick at home, applied to the health institution, and as a result of the PCR test, a positive case of Covid-19 was reported to our school by his parents. What should we do?

Answer: If more than one case occurs in the same class within 10 days, all students in the class are considered close contacts. These students are sent home and placed under contact tracing for 14 days. Students in this class are given distance learning.

Question: A positive case of Covid-19 was detected in one of our students in our class. In 10 days, a positive case of Covid-19 was detected in our teacher who taught in this class. What should we do in this situation?

Answer: If the teacher does not have a risky contact outside the school, the teacher with a positive case will be followed by the health institution and will not continue education at the school. All students in the class with the first positive case are considered close contacts. These students are sent home and placed under contact tracing for 14 days. Students in this class are given distance learning. In this case, other teachers in the school are considered contact and continue to school on the condition of wearing a mask. At the school entrance of contacted teachers, at least twice a day for 14 days, symptom checks are made and fever measurements are carried out and these are recorded. The teacher who shows symptoms or has a high fever is directed to the health institution. Attends school or is considered a case, according to the assessment of the health institution.

If the teacher has a risky contact outside the school, the teacher with a positive case will be followed by the health institution and will not continue education at the school. Other teachers at the school and students in the classroom with the first case are considered to be in contact, at the entrance of the school for 14 days, at least twice a day, symptom checks are made, temperature measurements are carried out and these are recorded. People who show symptoms or have high fever are directed to the health institution. According to the evaluation of the health institution, individuals attend school or are considered as cases.

Question: A positive case of Covid-19 was detected in the teacher teaching in the classroom. What should we do?

Answer: The teacher with a positive case is followed by the health institution and does not continue education at school. Students in this class are considered contact and attend school. Other teachers are considered contact and continue to work. The temperature measurements of the students in the classroom where the contact teachers and the positive teacher attend the class are carried out at least twice a day for 14 days, at the entrance of the school, and these are recorded. Those who show symptoms or have high fever are directed to the health institution. According to the evaluation of the health institution, these people attend school or are considered as cases.

Question: A positive case of Covid-19 was detected in the family of the teacher or student. What should we do?

Answer: The teacher or student in the family where the case was detected is considered close contact. This teacher or student is contacted at home for 14 days and does not attend school. The student continues distance education.

Question: A positive case of Covid-19 was detected in one of our kindergarten students. What should we do?

Answer: A single positive case is sufficient for all students in the kindergarten to be considered close contacts. All students in this class are considered close contacts and sent home and are followed up for 14 days.

Question: How to apply for people who are considered to be in contact?

Answer: The temperature measurements of the teachers and students who are accepted as contact are made by the school twice a day, with at least 2 lesson hours, for 14 days, and these are recorded. Those who show symptoms or have a high fever during the controls made by the officials determined by the school administration are directed to the health institution. According to the evaluation of the health institution, these people attend school or are considered as cases.

Question: How to apply for people who are considered close contacts?

Answer: If more than one case occurs in the same class simultaneously, that is, within 10 days, all students in the class are considered close contacts. In the kindergarten, a single positive case is sufficient for all students to be considered close contacts. These students are sent home and placed under contact tracing for 14 days. These students are given distance education during their stay at home.

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