Utilization of Schools / Educational Institutions as COVID Care Centres /Quarantine Centres in AP
Sub: - School Education – COVID 19 Pandemic – Utilization of Schools/ Educational Institutions as COVID Care Centres /Quarantine Centres in the State of Andhra Pradesh – Certain instructions issued – Regarding.
Ref:- 1) D.O.Lr.No.40-3/2020-DM-I(A), Dated:23.03.2021 of the Union Home Secretary, Chairman, NEC, GoI, New Delhi. 2) D.O.Lr.No.40-34/2020-DM-I(A), Dated:26.03.2021 of the Union Home Secretary, Chairman, NEC, GoI, New Delhi. 3) G.O.Rt.No.111, School Education (Prog.II) Dept., GoAP., Dated:19.04.2021. 4) This ofce Memo.No.151/A&I/2020, Dated:20.04.2021. 5) Lr.Rc.No.A3/2109/2021, Dated:25.04.2021 of the Collector & District.Magistrate, Anantapuram. 6) List of the Covid Care Centres/Quarantine Centres from Health, Medical and Family Welfare Dept., A.P.
The attention of under mentioned ofcers are invited to the references cited and informed that, after the steady decline in COVID-19 cases for about 5 months, for the last few weeks, there are alarming reports about the spread of COVID and the number of COVID cases is showing an increasing trend across the country with high positivity rate.
Keeping in view the fresh surge of cases and upcoming festivals, the Department of School Education, A.P in coordination with the Health, Medical and Family Welfare Dept and other line departments and District Collectors concerned ensure strict compliance of the instructions/guidelines/SoPs for all activities in the schools issued by the Union/ State Governments and to strictly enforce COVID appropriate behavior, such as wearing of face masks, hand hygiene and social distancing among people.
In view of the above, the under mentioned ofcers are requested to take necessary action in consultation with the District Collectors and District Medical Health Ofcers (DMHOs) concerned on utilization of the following Schools/Educational Institutions as COVID care centres/Quarantine centres, if required based on the assessment of situation in the matter immediately.
The girl students in the AP Model Schools who are staying in the hostels attached to model schools shall be shifted to the nearby KGBVs. The Director, Govt. Examinations shall ensure that not to constitute SSC examination center in the said identified schools.