Covid-19 Together we fight COVID-19 Notifications on Covid: 'MOHFW Guidelines for 'COVID-appropriate behaviour' Minding our minds during the COVID-19 Link to COVID-19 India in ministry of Health and Family Welfare NIE Institute of Technology Fight Against COVID – 19 As a global community, we are experiencing unprecedented change due to the corona pandemic at multiple levels which engulfs Society, environment, and also education. Here at NIEIT, we are committed to our educational and research mission in these challenging times. New ways of living, practices and Learning Management Systems have evolved in the past few weeks giving the global community a new direction and ways of living. We have made healthcare of our community viz. students, employees, management committee members and visitors on the campus as the top priority, which includes safety and hygiene. In the current COVID-19 pandemic situation, faculty and students are following remote teaching, remote learning, remote researching and remote working. Further we have taken the following measures as per the prescriptions of GOI, GOK and World Health Organisation (WHO): The entire campus was fumigated and disinfected before reopening. Hand sanitization and thermal scanning is mandatorily carried out at the entrance of the campus. Washrooms, water dispensers, and overhead tanks are thoroughly sanitized frequently. Equipment and fixtures of direct physical contact are being treated with alcohol based cleaning agents. The members of the institute maintain a social distancing throughout their interactions. All staff members have been directed to download the Aarogya Setu app and keep it active whenever they come to the campus. To follow respiratory etiquette (using kerchief, tissue or elbow while coughing/ sneezing) Always wear a face mask. To wash/change/sanitize the mask regularly General InformationGeneral Advisory to members of NIEIT family The best way to prevent and slow down transmission of the Pandemic is to be well informed about the COVID-19 virus, the disease it causes and how it spreads. You can reduce chances of being infected or spreading COVID-19 by taking some simple precautions: Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water. Why? Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands. Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and others. Why? When someone coughs, sneezes, or speaks they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person is infected. Avoid going to crowded places. Why? Where people come together in large numbers, you are more likely to come into close contact with someone who has COVID-19 and it is difficult to maintain physical distance in crowded places. Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth. Why? Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and infect you. Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately and wash your hands. Why? Droplets spread virus. By following good respiratory hygiene, you protect the people around you from viruses such as cold, flu and COVID-19. Stay home and self-isolate even with minor symptoms such as cough, headache, mild fever, until you recover. If you need to leave your house, wear a mask to avoid infecting others. Why? Avoiding contact with others will protect them from possible COVID-19 and other viruses. If you have fever, cough and difficulty in breathing, seek medical attention, call and follow the directions of your local health authority. Why? National and local authorities are dealing with the pandemic and will take appropriate decision regarding your case. Keep up to date on the latest information from trusted sources, such as WHO or your local and national health authorities. Why? Local and national authorities are best placed to advise on what people in your area should be doing to protect themselves. Advice on the safe use of alcohol-based hand sanitizers Keep alcohol-based hand sanitizers out of children’s reach. Teach them how to apply the sanitizer and monitor its use. Apply a coin-sized amount on your hands. There is no need to use a large amount of the product. Avoid touching your eyes, mouth and nose immediately after using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer, as it can cause irritation. Hand sanitizers recommended to protect against COVID-19 are alcohol-based and therefore can be inflammable. Do not use it near a fire or flame. Under no circumstance, drink or let children swallow an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. It can be poisonous.