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Authorities to start preparation of re-opening of schools in Kashmir from Feb 24


SRINAGAR: The authorities on Thursday asked the concerned officials of both private and government schools of Srinagar district to start preparations for the reopening of educational establishments from February-24.

According to the official communiqué issued by the CEO Srinagar reads, “The government has to start the preparation for the opening of schools from February-24.”

“All the staff members shall attend schools to make necessary and required arrangements,” it reads

The CEO said that consequent upon the scheduled opening of schools, he has ordered all the principals, Zonal Education Officers (ZEOs), headmasters, Head of the Institutions (HoIs) of both government and private schools to implement the guidelines issued by the government in letter and spirit.

“In addition, the Heads of Institutions shall start the preparation for the opening of schools from February-24. All the staff members shall attend schools to make necessary or required arrangements,” it reads.

The CEO further directed to frame a school level Covid Appropriate Behavior (CAB) implementation committee who shall be responsible for implementation of Standard Operating Protocol (SOPS) and Covid Appropriate Behavior guidelines issued by the government from time to time for re-opening of schools.

“The HoIs and CAB Implementation Committees shall also ensure that physical distancing of students within the school’s premises and thermal scanning of students, employees and the parents entering the institutions,” he said.

The CEO also said, “Regular sanitization of school premises pre and post-opening of schools and staggered timing be implemented to ensure physical distancing if required.”

“Susceptible and symptomatic students and staff members shall be isolated immediately and sent home for medical intervention,” reads the communiqué. It also reads that the services of the nearest health centre shall be utilized in case of any emergency and random testing of students shall be done from time to time—(KNO)


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