As of March 2020, the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has been declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. The new virus has spread to many countries and territories. While COVID-19 continues to spread, it is important that communities take action to prevent further transmission, reduce the impacts of the outbreak and support control measures.
The protection of children and educational facilities is particularly important. Precautions are necessary to prevent the potential spread of COVID-19 in school settings. However, care must also be taken to avoid stigmatizing students and staff who may have been exposed to the virus.
1-We have sanitised our school gate, sidewalls and classrooms
2-Provided sanitizer before entering the class
3- Safe distance maintained while sitting in the classroom
4- Instructions sent through circular
5- Inform them to study at home saying that the test can be conducted after this outbreak so that they shouldn’t go out of their homes and can be safe and connected with their study.
6-We have informed them to read the basics of Mathematics and Science and we can conduct a test before enrolling for the next class.
In this way, we have tried to maintain their studies regular.
Maintaining safe school operations or reopening schools after a closure requires many considerations but, if done well, can promote public health.
(Ravindra kumar Srivastava, Principal, Vokkaligara Sangha School, Bangalore)