COVID-19 Updates

March 24, 2020

As we get ready for April break, we want to remind you of a couple of things:

The Government is recommending not to travel unless necessary, if you are traveling, please contact your airline and embassy well ahead of time to check for any specific requirements. You can keep up to date with the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand's requirements for airline passengers entering Thailand on their website

The Thai Department of disease control website is kept up to date with Disease Infected Zones and Areas of Local Transmission and the specific requirements for both.

The most important things that are being recommended are social distancing and handwashing in order to try and keep not only yourself, but those who are vulnerable as safe as possible.

We hope that you and your loved ones remain healthy and safe during this time


March 17, 2020

The Thai Prime Minister just officially announced that schools and universities must close for the next fourteen days to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus in Thailand.

In order to comply, CMIS campus will be closed from Wednesday, March 18 until Friday, March, 27. CMIS will use the remainder of this week as a transition period. This will allow our families to make the necessary adjustments to their schedules, and enable our teachers time to prepare.

CMIS Modified Learning will begin on Monday, March 23 through Friday, March 27. More specific details concerning Modified Learning Plans will be shared by the Principals with you shortly.

Our April break will be the same (March 30 -April 17) and we will continue with our general quarantine time (April 20-May 6) with teachers providing Modified Learning.

In the future, If we receive more directives from the Ministry of Education, we will notify you immediately.

As always, thank you for your understanding, patience, and support as we navigate this difficult challenge together.

March 14, 2020

The Ministry of Public Health has now added the USA, Switzerland, Norway, Denmark, Netherlands, Sweden, and Great Britain to the list of countries considered at risk in the context of COVID-19. This means that in cases in which any family member has traveled to or transited through these countries in the past 14 days, all family members must self-quarantine before their child(ren) can return to the CMIS campus.

If you are a family affected by this update, please contact Jemma, our Health Officer, at jleesin@cmis.ac.th and complete this form she will contact you about the 14-day self-quarantine period.

At this time, the self-quarantine requirement applies to all of the following:

Countries identified by the MOPH as dangerous for travel:

  • China (including Hong Kong and Macau)

  • South Korea

  • Italy

  • Iran

Countries identified by the MOPH as at risk for travel:

  • Germany

  • France

  • Japan

  • Spain

  • USA

  • Switzerland

  • Norway

  • Denmark

  • Netherlands

  • Sweden

  • Great Britain

* Taiwan and Singapore have been removed from the lists.

Additionally, please note that other countries are continuing to report increases in confirmed cases of infection. We encourage you to follow the guidance of the Ministry of Public Health and the World Health Organization as you consider upcoming travel plans.

As always, thank you for your understanding, patience, and support as we navigate this difficult challenge together.

March 12, 2020

The Ministry of Public Health has now added Spain to the list of countries considered at risk in the context of COVID-19. This means that in cases in which any family member has traveled to or transited through Spain in the past 14 days (from 27th February onward), all family members must self-quarantine before their child(ren) can return to the CMIS campus. At this time, the self-quarantine requirement applies to all of the following:

Countries identified by the MOPH as dangerous for travel:

  • China (including Hong Kong and Macau)

  • South Korea

  • Italy

  • Iran

Countries identified by the MOPH as at risk for travel:

  • Taiwan

  • Singapore

  • Germany

  • France

  • Japan

  • Spain

Additionally, please note that other countries are continuing to report increases in confirmed cases of infection. We encourage you to follow the guidance of the Ministry of Public Health and the World Health Organization as you consider upcoming travel plans.

If you are a family affected by this policy, please contact Jemma, our Health Officer, at jleesin@cmis.ac.th and complete this form she will contact you about the 14-day self-quarantine period.

As always, thank you for your understanding, patience, and support as we navigate this difficult challenge together.

March 3, 2020

We have just learned that the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) has now added France and Germany to the list of COVID-19 high-risk countries. If your student, a family member, or anyone staying in your home has traveled to or transited through any of the current high-risk countries within the last 14 days, then please do not send your student to school and complete this form. The Health Office will contact you about the 14 day self-quarantine period.

In conclusion, the current high-risk countries are:

  1. China

  2. Hong Kong

  3. Japan

  4. Macau

  5. Singapore

  6. South Korea

  7. Taiwan

  8. Italy

  9. Iran

  10. France

  11. Germany

As always, thank you for your understanding, patience, and support as we navigate this difficult challenge together.

March 2, 2020

On Sunday, March 1, 2020, The International Schools Association of Thailand (ISAT) informed all member schools that the Ministry of Education is reducing the list of countries by removing Malaysia and Vietnam. In conclusion, the current high-risk countries are: China, Hong Kong, Japan, Macau, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Italy, and Iran.

Please continue to complete this form if any students, family members or visitors staying in your house travel through the listed countries from now until the April break begins.

As always, thank you for your understanding, patience, and support as we navigate this difficult challenge together.

February 27, 2020

following countries: China, Hong Kong, Japan, Macau, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam, and as of today, Italy and Iran. We are very thankful and appreciative to those community members who are currently self-quarantining at this time.

With the upcoming April break, members of our community may be traveling or hosting visitors from the self-quarantine countries. Additionally, the list of countries of concern is fluid and may be updated as new cases break out. Our ability to effectively regulate everyone’s quarantine status in this situation will become very difficult. If we have several teachers, students or staff in need of quarantine when we return from break, we will be unable to effectively sustain continued learning on campus.

In an effort to be proactive, and decrease disruption to learning, we will be implementing a general quarantine time for the entire CMIS community from April 20th until May 6th. From April 20th until May 6th, students, staff, and their families must refrain from traveling outside of Thailand. This general quarantine time will ensure that our community will have passed the 14-day requirement by the reopening of campus on May 7th. The campus will be closed during the general quarantine time but daily learning will continue. We will utilize a Modified Learning Protocol (MLP), that enables students to continue their studies on-line during the general quarantine time. Specific details about how this protocol will work will be shared with parents and students by the principals and teachers during the next few weeks.

Please continue to complete this form if any students, family members or visitors staying in your house travel through the listed countries from now until the April break begins.

As always, thank you for your understanding, patience, and support as we navigate this difficult challenge together.

February 25, 2020

Yesterday, the Thai National Committee on Communicable Diseases agreed to list Covid-19 as a dangerous communicable disease. To prevent the further spread the Thai Ministry of Education and the Office of the Private Education Commission (English, Thai) announced updated directives regarding Covid-19 for schools and additional countries to the list requiring quarantine.

CMIS’s requirements for Our Community

List of countries that require 14 days self-quarantine:

China

Hong Kong

Japan

Macau

Malaysia

Singapore

South Korea

Taiwan

Vietnam

If you, your family or anyone staying in your home have traveled to or transited through an airport in any of these locations since Monday 24th Feb, we require that you self-quarantine for 14 days, not attending school or coming on campus. In addition please inform the Health Office by completing this form. Any students that need to self-quarantine will be marked as Excused Absence in PowerSchool, and this will not be counted against them.

This is a rapidly changing situation. We will share any new information we receive with you as quickly as possible, including if any other countries are added to the above list.

Travel over April break - If students, or any member of the household, travels or transits through any of the countries listed above there will be a required 14-day self-quarantine after returning. Note - travel or transit through these countries is not recommended.

CMIS will continue to screen and temperature check anyone coming on to campus.

Thank you for your understanding and patience. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to contact the Health Office at health@cmis.ac.th