Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) will reopen for PhD fellows starting Monday in its fourth phase of campus reopening after being closed for more than seven months in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Doctoral students from all schools (both day and hospitality academics), who require access to the laboratory, can enter the campus as of December 21. Students must self-quarantine for seven days and submit a self-declaration. ”Said JNU Registrar Pramod Kumar.
The university has announced that the central library, all dining rooms and dhabas will be closed due to the pandemic.
“Aarogya Setu allows the early identification of a potential risk of infection and thus acts as a shield for individuals and the community. In order to ensure safety in offices, workplaces and laboratories, employees and students must ensure that all employees and students install Aarogya Setu.
“Department heads can recommend people to install the Aarogya Setu app on compatible mobile phones and regularly update their health status in the app. This will facilitate the timely provision of medical care to those at risk, ”added Kumar.
Conducting online meetings, opening doors and windows during office hours, avoiding air conditioning, social gatherings, and the mandatory use of masks are some of the guidelines issued by the university.
“If any employee or student and their family members test positive or are in home isolation or home quarantine, they will report the same with supporting documents immediately. If someone is found to be violating the above instructions and COVID-19 protocols, those violators will be liable for disciplinary action, ”said Kumar.
The JNU was physically closed in March in light of the pandemic. The gradual reopening of the university campus began on November 2.