The Koç School Covid-19 Updates

The Koç School Covid-19 Updates

After the World Health Organization declared an “global health emergency” on January 30, 2020 due to the epidemic which was called the New Coronavirus at that time, Koç School Emergency Management was put in place to ensure the safety of the entire Koç School Family. Our emergency preparation, precautions and practices are carried out regarding data, suggestions and opinions of our various stakeholders like VKF Health Institutions, Koç Holding and official institutions (Turkish Ministry of Health, Turkish Ministry of National Education, World Health Organization). On this page you can find detailed information about The Koç School’s announcements about Covid-19 and emergency processes.

Covid-19 was first appeared in Wuhan, China in December 2019, with the announcement that the findings of lung infection (pneumonia) were detected in people working in an animal selling market and visiting there in same days. As a result of examining the samples taken from the patients, it was understood that the virus causing the disease was from the family of Koronavirus such as SARS (2002) and MERS (2012) and the virus was called New Coronavirus 2019 (2019-nCoV). Its name was updated to Covid-19 on February 11, 2019.

The disease is characterized by high fever (39 degrees and above), cough and shortness of breath that begins suddenly after an incubation period of 2-14 days. Some patients have also had sore throat and nose flow. The disease generally shows a moderate to severe clinical course. The majority of people who are seriously ill and die are older people (> 65), people with underlying diseases (lung diseases, organ failure, cancer, diabetes, immune suppressing diseases). As of March 25th, there are 416,686 cases from Covid-19 and 18,589 patients who have lost their lives.

  • You can find detailed information about Covid-19 from this link.
  • You can access the status reports frequently updated by WHO from this link.

The Koç School Covid-19 Emergency Action Process 

The Koç School Emergency Management team closely monitors current developments and information from official institutions and continues its activities in coordination with the Vehbi Koç Foundation Healthcare Organizations.

Actions taken regarding the Covid-19 pandemic emergency and information to various stakeholders are listed below.

The Koç School openly publishes plans, actions and information during the Covid-19 pandemic for educational institutions. We are aware that educators around the world experience similar processes with us. You can send your suggestions, remarks and reference requests to .

The Koç School Distance Learning Program

After Turkish Ministry of Health declared the first case of Covid-19 was diagnosed in Turkey on March 11, 2020; primary and secondary schools were suspended for students for a week, and also 1-week mid-term break in April moved earlier by the Turkish Ministry of National Education.

Per the Turkish Ministry of Education’s announcement on March 25th, all schools in Turkey are to remain closed and continue distance education until April 30th. The Koç School studiously follows the relevant updates from the official institutions.

In order for our students to continue their cognitive, social and emotional development while schools are closed, apart from the distance learning tools to be announced by the Ministry of National Education, The Koç School has also made preparations to enrich education processes through various digital platforms.

You can reach the school-based announcements about The Koç School Distance Learning Program, which will start on March 23, 2020, from the links below. In case the plans are updated, it will be shared with our students and parents first and then it can be accessed from this page.


UPDATE: You can reach all updated information and programs about Koç School Distance Learning Program from this link.

Guidance and Psychological Counseling Bulletins

Bulletins prepared by The Koç School Psychological Counseling and Guidance for our students, parents and all colleagues can be accessed from this link.

Administrative Activities

Weekly working programs have been created for our administrative staff during the pandemic process and all of our administrative staff work from campus and/or remotely from 08:00 to 16:00 on Monday-Thursday and from 08:00 to 14:00 on Friday. You can reach the relevant units via e-mail or phone (02165856200).