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Generic Preventive Measures and COVID-19 Appropriate Behaviour

The ensuing public health measures are being followed to reduce the risk of COVID-19 by all faculty members, employees, students and visitors in these places at all times:

Wearing face mask is a must at all times and

at all places inside the campus.

Symptomatic persons will not be permitted to enter the campus and shall be

advised to contact the nearest hospital for clinical assessment.

    1. Physical distancing of at least 6 feet to be followed as far as feasible.
    2. Use of face covers/masks is made mandatory.
    3. Frequent hand washing with soap (for at least 40-60 seconds) even when hands are not visibly dirty. Use of alcohol-based hand sanitizers (for at least 20 seconds) can be done wherever feasible.
    4. Respiratory etiquettes to be strictly followed. This involves strict practice of covering one’s mouth and nose while coughing/sneezing with a tissue/handkerchief/flexed elbow and disposing of used tissues properly.
    5. Daily checking of Temperature and Oxygen levels of all candidates
    6. Spitting shall be strictly prohibited.
    7. Installation & use of Aarogya Setu App shall be advised wherever feasible.
    8. Besides students, a serious risk of infection will also be faced by the faculty,counsellors and other technical and non-teaching staff also who face/ interact with the students and also among themselves regularly.
    9. The institution is constantly monitoring disinfecting measures, safety and health conditions, screening and detecting the infected persons, containment measures to prevent the spread of the virus in the campus, and also alternative plan(s), in case the campus needs to be closed again due to spread of the virus in campus or in the surrounding area(s) in near future.
    10. Students may visit their respective departments in a small number for consultation with the faculty members, after seeking prior appointments to avoid crowding, while maintaining physical distancing norms and other safety protocols.
    11. The institutions has trained their staff and students to assist and undertake the work related to safety and health to prevent an outbreak of the pandemic in the campus.
      Non-resident students will be allowed in campuses only after thermal scanning, sanitization of their hands, wearing of face masks and gloves.
    12. Isolation and quarantine facilities for symptomatic persons and those tested positive and facilities for those who were in contact with the positively tested persons has been setup on the campus in case of necessity, prompt action shall  be taken. Proper arrangement of safety, health, food, water etc. will be ensured for those in quarantine and isolation facilities.
    13. All programmes and extracurricular activities shall be avoided as far as possible where physical distancing is not possible.
    14. Clean and hygienic conditions, as per safety and health advisories are being maintained at all places, including hostel kitchens, mess, washrooms, libraries, class rooms, etc
    15. Proper signages, symbols, posters etc. are prominently displayed at appropriate places to remind the students, faculty and staff for maintaining physical distancing.
    16. Sanitization and hygienic conditions for use of common facilities, viz., Classrooms, Workshops, Conference halls, Gymnasium, Canteen, etc.
    17. Adequate arrangements of thermal scanners, sanitizers, face masks are made available at all entry and exit points, including the reception area.
    18. In Classrooms and other learning sites, proper sanitization at all learning sites is being ensured. Cleaning and regular disinfection (using 1% sodium hypochlorite) of frequently touched surfaces (door knobs, hand rails, chairs, benches, washroom fixtures, etc.) is mandatory in all class rooms, laboratories, (and also) other common areas etc. before the beginning of classes and at the end of the day. Teaching materials, computers, laptops, printers, shall be regularly disinfected with 70% alcohol swipe.
    19. Since residential students may be coming from different locations, they shall remain in quarantine and self-monitor their health for a period of 14 days before being allowed to attend classes or as per the policy opted by Delhi Government for quarantine (even if they bring a negative test report or the Institute plans to test them on arrival). These requirements may change from time to time as per the latest updates/requirements of the Delhi Government.
    20. Density in dining halls, common rooms, playing areas will be limited, keeping in view the requirement of physical distancing.
    21. Hygiene conditions shall be regularly monitored in kitchens, dining halls, bathrooms and toilets etc.
    22. Cleanliness is to be maintained in dining areas. Meals should be served in small batches, avoiding over-crowding.
    23. Wearing of face covers/ masks and proper sanitization of hands of the staff engaged for the preparation and distribution of meals shall be ensured.
    24. All the faculty members, students and staff have been made aware of the Web page named “Manodarpan” – created on the Ministry of Education website to provide psychosocial support for Mental Health & Well-being during the COVID – 19 outbreak and beyond. The web page contains advisory, practical tips, posters, videos, do’s and don’ts for Psychosocial support, FAQ and online query system. Also, a National Toll Free Helpline (8445440632) for country wide outreach to students from schools, colleges and universities has also been set up which will provide tele-counselling to address their mental health and psychosocial issues.
    25. To improve resilience and mental health, students should be encouraged to share their feelings with friends, teachers and parents, remain positive, grateful, helpful, have focussed approach, take a break from work, eat healthy and sleep timely etc.
    26. Students should be told to regularly sanitize their laptops, audio, video and other media accessories.
    27. Posters are pasted at appropriate places in the campus to create awareness about the risk of infection from Coronavirus.
    28. Students are told regularly that Self-discipline is most important to contain the spread of COVID-19 pandemic through social distancing and maintaining hygienic condition. 

MEASURES FOR CONTAINMENT

    1. As soon as a student, faculty or staff is detected COVID-19 positive, such person should be immediately isolated as per the directive/advisory of the Government. Room-mates and close contacts should be quarantined and symptomatic ones to be immediately tested.
    2. The guidelines restricting social and physical contacts and mobility in such parts of residential places in the campus, where positive cases have been found, should be strictly enforced. Measures like holding no class, not leaving the rooms for hostellers, if applicable, no take away arrangement of food from mess etc. may be enforced, depending upon the severity of the situation.