COVID-19 Protection

The Concordia Shanghai Operations Team and Health Department have been hard at work since news of the COVID-19 virus first broke in January 2020. Immediately upon hearing of this disease, our dedicated staff began preparing our campus, our procedures, and our supplies to protect the Concordia community and comply with all Chinese government regulations and requirements. 

The health and safety of our students, parents, and employees are of the utmost importance to us. We strive to always provide a healthy environment for the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being of our community. This is crucially important during pandemics, such as COVID-19, and Concordia Shanghai has taken the virus, and our response, with the seriousness that our community deserves. If you have any questions or concerns about our campus preparedness, please email


COVID-19 Campus Access Rules

  1. Campus access is currently limited to employees and Preschool through Grade 12 students who have fulfilled the government health check requirements.
  2. All students and employees must provide daily proof of their health by submitting a new online health declaration forms every morning. These forms have been emailed to you by your divisional office.
  3. Scooters are not allowed on campus, you will need to park on the sidewalk if you ride a scooter. New bicycle parking has been made available by the Huangyang Gate.
  4. Masks are not required to be worn while entering campus, but should be carried in case they are needed. 
  5. Students and employees must strive to maintain one meter distance from one-another at all times.
  6. In support of government guidelines, any student or employee who leaves Shanghai and has visited a medium or high-risk area must repeat a 14-day campus quarantine period and take NAT tests before applying to return to campus, including travel within China. 

Inter-China Travel and 14-day Quarantines

In support of government guidelines, Concordia International School Shanghai follows all government requirements and restrictions, which are intended to keep our communities and our students safe. 

The current travel regulations are as follows: 

  • All students and employees should not travel outside of Shanghai, unless for essential reasons such as returning to hometown to visit family or essential business travel to low-risk areas. Family vacations are not considered essential.  
  • Families who leave Shanghai for the above essential travel reasons will be required to follow a government mandated centralized or home quarantine and take NAT tests if the risk level of the travel destination changes to medium or high-risk. This may impact your child’s ability to attend school.  
  • These regulations will remain in effect at least until March 31, 2021.  


For parent or family members traveling: Some areas of China and many countries are designated as medium or high-risk by the Chinese government. To prevent the virus spreading from these areas to Shanghai and schools, the government authorities has set guideline procedures in certain scenarios for schools to follow. If a co-habitant in the family travels to a “government stated critical area” for work or pleasure, the co-habitant will be required to follow a quarantine period in a government provided location or at home and take two NAT tests. If a student comes in contact with that co-habitant before their quarantine period is complete, the student(s) in that family must fulfill a quarantine/health observation period and take an NAT test before applying to return to campus. The list of “critical areas” may change based on the government definition, so please submit your health and travel form to the school with your updated travel status regularly. We will talk with each family individually when there is a conflict. 

Sick student Policies and procedures

Concordia Shanghai will comply with all government requirements regarding sick or potentially sick students, and it is very important for you to understand their policies and what will be required of you in case your child develops a fever or shows other symptoms of illness.

All employees and students who develop a fever during the school day must go to a temporary isolation area for observation and to have their temperature taken again by a school nurse. If the student's fever is confirmed, the child's parents must come to school immediately and take their child to a medical institution. We highly recommend taking your child to a fever clinic, to more quickly rule out COVID-19 as the cause of the fever. 

All employees and students with respiratory symptoms (i.e. respiratory symptoms, fever, chills, fatigue, diarrhea, conjunctival congestion, and other physical symptoms and signs) who have been ruled out "COVID-19", should not return to school before all the symptoms disappear and are fully recovered. Non-COVID-19 fever patients will only return to school 48 hours after all symptoms disappear. Patients with vomiting and diarrhea will only return to school 72 hours after all symptoms disappear (last time they vomited or had diarrhea).

If employees and students have pre-existing medical conditions that may cause the appearance of one or more of these symptoms, a medical certificate from a designated government hospital must be provided. Email for any questions. 

It is important for parents to know the government's regulations for "gathering cases," or grouped fever cases. Please see the post below titled "Sick Student and Fever Protocol" for this information. 

COVID-19 School Preparedness & Requirements

Click on the topics below to read about campus preparations and student health during COVID-19 at Concordia International School Shanghai. 

Important Education Resources about COVID-19

The Chinese government and global health organizations have provided education resources for you and your family to follow to promote your health and well-being. We encourage all families to review these materials and follow their suggestions, directives, and best practices closely for your safety and the safety of our community.

Chinese Center for Disease Control
World Health Organization
United States of America Center for Disease Control
Korean Center for Disease Control
Concordia's Epidemiology Student Mask Training Video