In Uttar Pradesh, all degree colleges, state, private universities and other educational institutions of higher learning will start normal operations from today. In a letter, UP Higher Education Department has asked all Vice-Chancellors and Directors of Higher Education of all the private and state universities to resume normal operations from today.
State government had allowed all universities, degree colleges, and other educational institutions of higher learning to reopen with restrictions on November 23 last year. State government has asked these institutions to adhere to COVID-19 protocols and it will be mandatory for all teachers and students to wear face masks. Authorities have been asked to take COVID-19 prevention measures while conducting the classes.
Social distancing will be followed by students sitting at a distance of six feet. All the institutes have to ensure sanitation and thermal scanning. The Higher Education Department has also asked the educational institutions to fully sanitized the campus before reopening. In case a student, teacher, or employee has symptoms of cough, cold, or fever, they should be sent back home giving first aid. If symptoms of COVID-19 develop in students or staff, immediate testing should be done and results should be recorded, authorities said.