Coronavirus Resources

Latest Updates

The well-being and safety of those in our community is our absolute priority. AAS appreciates your understanding that this situation is fluid and evolving, which will require our flexibility and adaptability as updated and relevant information becomes available.  AAS will ensure thoughtful and careful consideration as decisions are made to be shared with our community as soon as possible, and we ask that you, please communicate with AAS if you have questions or specific family health information to share.  

The AAS Health Office can be contacted for health related questions at health.office@aas.ru, or +7 495 231 4462, or +7 495-2314488 ext. 13521/13520. For all other questions, please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) at the bottom of this page. 
Cancelled Student Trips
  • March 5, 2020 All student field trips
  • Feb 27, 2020 All student  CEESA events have been canceled up until May 1, 2020.
  • Feb 27, 2020 All High School Discovery week trips have been canceled.
Travel Advisories
  • March 10, 2020:  Local Russian authorities maintained the list of countries that will require a 14-day self-isolation period at China, Iran, Italy, France, Germany, South Korea and Spain. ALL individuals traveling to, or through any country where there are registered cases of the coronavirus must inform the authorities through the Moscow City Hotline at +7 (495) 870-4509 (English option available)
  • March 10, 2020:  Any contact with family members that you live with that have traveled to the above mentioned countries must comply with a 14-day mandatory exclusion from the AAS campus and AAS activities. 
  • March 6, 2020:  The government of Moscow has issued mandates related to travel which require all individuals visiting (traveling to, or through) any country where there are registered cases of the coronavirus (2019-nCoV) to inform the Russian Federation of each country traveled to or through, dates of stay, and contact information through the Moscow City Hotline at +7 (495) 870-4509 (English option available). Anyone arriving from China, Iran, Italy, France, Germany, Norway, South Korea, Spain, United Kingdom, United States, or Switzerland as well as other countries with registered cases of the coronavirus must self-isolate at home for a period of 14 days from the date of return to the Russian Federation. 
  • Feb 27, 2020 All Professional Development for AAS staff is being canceled at least up until the AAS Spring break.
  • Feb 27, 2020 All AAS community members, including students, parents, and staff, who travel to China, South Korea, Italy, or Iran from February 26, 2020 forward, will be required to comply with a 14-day mandatory exclusion from the AAS campus and AAS activities and off-campus events.  This includes contact with family members you live with who have traveled to these countries.

FAQs

AAS Facilities Measures
  • Each individual requesting a visitor's badge to the AAS campus must submit a travel declaration form
  • Additional hand sanitizer stations will be installed in heavier traffic areas.
  • Increased cleaning scheduled throughout the day, including sanitization of surfaces such as door knobs, faucets, bathrooms, water coolers, countertops, toys, hands on learning devices, tables, elevator buttons, stair rails, etc.
  • The cafeteria increased disinfectant/sanitized cleanings in the kitchen/cafeteria areas, on all surfaces (tables, chairs, café lines, trays, etc.)
  • All cafeteria personnel is working protective gloves and masks. 
  • All AAS and TLS buses are internally wiping down twice daily
Facts from the WHO
 
If you are not in an area where COVID-19 is spreading, or have not travelled from an area where COVID-19 is spreading, or have not been in contact with an infected patient, your risk of infection is low. It is understandable that you may feel anxious about the outbreak. Get the facts from reliable sources to help you accurately determine your risks so that you can take reasonable precautions (See WHO's Frequently Asked Questions).