COVID-19 Crisis: Engineering Student’s life under Quarantine
Online Teaching Due to COVID-19
Some engineering students are going home because they don’t have to be here due to the virus (COVID-19). Dozens of Universities and Engineering Colleges or institutes are canceling in-person lectures in favor of online teaching.
Universities and colleges across the world are terminating teaching, moving lessons online, and even asking students to move out of campus accommodation in an attempt to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Dozens of institutions in India are canceling in-person lessons in favor of online teaching.
On March 12th, 2020, the College community learned that Govt. issued a mandate that all schools, which includes all colleges & universities, will be closed for 14 days to help prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), from March 13 to March 30. The Commonwealth’s mandate also included the closure of all community centers, gyms, entertainment venues, and non-essential businesses in the County.
Operational Changes in Engineering Colleges due to COVID-19
In order to assent with this mandate, the Colleges have made the following changes to its operations:
All College offices will be closed from Friday, March 13 to Friday, March 27. Main employees expected to report to work, as instructed by their supervisors. After the ordered closure period ends on Friday, 27th March, all offices will reopen on Monday, 30th March.
As per the Government’s mandate, the closure expected to end on Saturday, 28 March. We anticipate that students will have the option of returning to campus on that date in the afternoon unless otherwise directed.
As was announced before to the Commonwealth’s mandated closure, the College’s Emergency Management Team will resume to monitor & evaluate the situation and will decide no later than Thursday, 9th April whether to resume in-person classes or not.
General Health Tips for Everyone
The CDC recommends daily preventive actions to help prevent the dissemination of respiratory viruses, which include the common cold and influenza:
- Wash your hands regularly with soap & water for about 20 seconds at least. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains 60% alcohol at least if in case soap & water are not available.
- Try to avoid touching your nose, eyes, and mouth with dirty hands.
- Avoid contact with individuals falling sick.
- Stay home when you are ill.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a napkin, then throw the tissue in the dustbin.
- Clean & disinfect constantly touched objects and surfaces.
- Do not share anything that has come in the contact with saliva.
- Get proper sleep & eat a well-balanced diet to ensure a healthy immune system.
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