Spend a moment’s silence for loved ones lost to COVID-19
Ice Breaking Session
Invite students to share their stories
Feelings during the lock down
Feelings about online class
Feelings about the pandemic in general
Focus on depression, anxiety, domestic abuse, relationships (family/classmates/intimate), academic challenges, financial constraints faced by the family
Truth about the Pandemic
Tell the students that though the pandemic curve in India has fallen sharply, we still need to be careful, as it is not over yet.
University's Safety Measures
Tell the students that the University is taking every possible precaution to prevent the spread of COVID. This includes
Daily sweeping and wet mopping of all room floors with a disinfectant soap solution.
Twice daily - sanitizing of all classrooms, lifts and washrooms
Twice Daily - sanitizing of all high touch surfaces
Daily cleaning of the transporting vehicles and spraying of its interior with disinfectants
Weekly disinfecting of all faculty cabins, meeting rooms, offices, canteens
Twice daily- fumigation of campus outdoors
Monthly fumigation of interior of all buildings of the University
Please read out the following symptoms and ask any student having them to go home and follow the COVID-19 suspect protocols. Ask for the following symptoms:
Most common symptoms: Fever, dry cough, tiredness, loss of taste or smell
Less common symptoms: Aches and pains, sore throat, diarrhea, conjunctivitis, headache, a rash on skin, or discoloration of fingers or toes.
Serious symptoms: Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath, chest pain or pressure, loss of speech or movement
Reporting of cases
Remind students to report to the class teacher or respective Counsellor, via telephone or email, if any of their classmates are sick or if they themselves have been in contact with a COVID suspect/positive case.
COVID 19 Guidelines
Please remind them of the COVID-19 Guidelines:
Physical distancing ( at least 6 ft)
Face Masks: Use of face covers/masks at all times. They must be worn properly to cover both nose and mouth. Touching the front portion of mask/face covers to be avoided. Advise students on washing their reusable masks daily (soap and water, sun-dry if possible)
Respiratory hygiene: Strict practice of covering one’s mouth and nose while coughing/sneezing with a tissue/handkerchief/flexed elbow and disposing of used tissues properly
Hand hygiene: Washing with soap for at least 40-60 seconds even when hands are not visibly dirty and/or use of alcohol-based hand sanitizers for at least 20 seconds. Encourage students to carry their own sanitizers (to use while travel, etc) Encourage students to carry their own sanitizers (to use while travel, etc)
Self-monitoring of health by all and reporting any illness at the earliest to the class teacher/counsellor.
Counsellors & Health Centre
Please provide your name and extension number and assure the student that they can safely reach out if facing any challenges: Specifically mention :
Other mental health disorders
Family health/financial issues
Problems with adjusting to new friends
Isolation in class
Other health issues
Needing first aid
Exercise & Nutritious diet
These will help boost immunity and reduce the risk of serious illness. Counsel students on the benefits of consuming vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin C, Zinc and Vitamin D, and other supplements, as suggested by the World Health Organisation, to boost immunity
UltraD - 6k tabs (containing 6,000 IU of vit D) 1 tab daily
Zincovit/Zinconia/Zincolak (containing 50mg zinc) 1 tab daily
Limcee/ ChewCee (containing 500 mg of vitC) chew 1 tab daily
Home after Class
Encourage all to go straight home after class.
Please specifically mention no gathering/ loitering in groups in hallways, stairways, near lifts or in the parking lots.
Avoid Social Gathering
Encourage the students not to go to pubs/restaurants especially in groups.
Remind them that all the safety precautions taken within campus are of little use if they do not follow a similar regimen outside the campus.
Urge them to avoid crowded restaurants/ pubs / closed spaces
After Reporting ?
If any case/ suspected case is reported follow the steps:
Protocol management team (PMT) to be informed. (Annexure A)
Contacts to be traced and quarantined.
Parents to be informed.