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Covid -19: Screening Measures at Campus & Other Updates

06 Mar 2020

With Corona Virus (COVID -19) creating news all over the world, Shiv Nadar University has geared up to keep the students, faculty and staff safe from this virus. The University has decided to move all classes online from 16th to 31st March, 2020. Any assessment planned during this period would also be adapted to online mode or postponed so that the learning outcomes are not affected.

The Spread of Coronavirus has created an unusual situation, calling for extraordinary measures to keep the campus safe and healthy.

1.    All Entry to be only from Gate No1. Gate No 2 closed till further notice.

2.    On arrival at Gate No 1 everyone (Faculty, Staff, Students, Third Party vendors, Visitors etc) will be screened for High Body temperature using a hand held IR non contact thermometer. In case anyone is found having high temperature, he/she will be directed to the  Blue Circle Wellness Center. Ambulance will be on standby for anyone not having transport.

3.    All Visitors (whether or not having high temperature) will be requested to inform if they have travel history to any foreign country in the last 14 days and same will be noted in the Visitor Management System software. All such Non Symptomatic SNU returnees are requested to observe self-quarantine for 7 days.

4. If a student is having other symptoms along with fever (running nose, tiredness, dry cough), he/ she will be kept under observation. Faculty members will be requested to follow self-quarantine and be in their rooms. In the meantime, symptomatic treatment will be started.

5. Quarantine Arrangements for Boys is on one exclusive floor at Hostel 1B (Capacity 56 beds). For Girls is on top Floor of Tower1 (48 beds). They are ready and fumigated. Food will be served in disposable packs there itself. Housekeeping staff looking after the floor will be suitably equipped with protective gear.

6. As per WHO guidelines "Most estimates of the incubation period for COVID-19 range from 1-14 days, most commonly around five days." The students may be kept under observation for a period of 5-7 days.

7. During observation period, if the student becomes asymptomatic, then he/ she can be shifted back to their respective accommodation, based on Doctor's recommendation.

8. If the symptoms worsen during the observation period, the student will be sent to one of the designated hospitals by the Ministry of Health, GOI where he/she may be tested for Coronavirus and further evaluation and management will be done by the hospital itself. As the infection is a notifiable disease, the state health services will take over from hereon.

9. As per WHO guidelines, 80% cases of coronavirus are asymptomatic or have mild symptoms and are cured on their own within a week.

As individuals, we can also follow some simple ways to keep this virus at bay and awareness about the same is very helpful.

About Corona Virus
It is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans and spreads through an infected person.  The intensity of the infection caused by a family of virus ranges from the common cold to more severe diseases.

How it Spreads?
Coughing and sneezing
Close personal contact with an infected person (eg. touching or shaking hands)
Touching an object or surface with the virus on it, then touching your mouth, nose, or eyes before washing your hands         

Signs and Symptoms of Corona Virus                                                                                                                            

  • Coughing

  • Fever  

  • Pneumonia

  • Short of breath 

  • Vomiting  

  • Diarrhoea

  • Running Nose 

  • Headache 

The best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to this virus and follow these practices.  

  • Do not panic

  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.  

  • Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

  • Practice Respiratory Hygiene

  • Stay home when you are sick.

  • Wear mask if you have respiratory symptoms

  • Avoid Crowded places

  • Allow cross ventilation in rooms and class rooms instead of Airconditioning.

  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces. Avoid all non-essential travel.