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Know your enemy! - COVID-19 and SARS-CoV-2

NISER is monitoring the evolving impacts of the COVID-19 virus in the India and its possible impact on NISER community.
(This website will be updated with new information as and when it becomes available.)

A team comprising members of senior management from across NISER, as well as health and safety and other relevant experts, meets daily to assess the situation and to decide on appropriate actions for NISER, taking into account the advice of expert external authorities. Our highest priority is to protect the health of NISER members and of everyone on the site, while allowing NISER to continue working throughout this difficult time. All measures are decided with this overarching objective in mind.

By now it has been recognised that the virus may go through four stages of development that the expert health authorities have identified.

  • Stage I - Alert of the spreading of the virus by WHO
  • Stage II - A Host-State declares part of its territory, distant from NISER, as affected or threatened by an outbreak of COVID-19. The objective in this phase is to prevent and limit the spread of the virus.
  • Stage III - The virus circulates widely in the area in which NISER is located
  • Stage IV - Infection spreads at NISER itself.

Guidelines:

COVID-19 Positive (Self)17 days isolationJoining with a negative report after 17 days.
Family Member COVID-19 Positive17 days isolationJoining after all the family members become negative and with a negative report of self after 17 days.
Primary Contact07 days isolationJoining with a negative report after 07 days.
Before joining, the person may be asked to visit the Health Centre to get a primary health check up with the negative report.

Quarantine Period and Testing:

  1. COVID-19 positive
    Duration of quarantine: 17 days from the day of testing positive
    When is tested* again: after 17days
  2. The Primary Contacts of a COVID-19 positive
    Duration of quarantine: 7 to 10 days after primary contact
    When is tested*: After 7 days
    Who is tested*: Only primary contact is tested
    Who is quarantined: Entire family with primary contact is quarantined if staying with family
  3. People Traveling from outside to reside in the campus
    Duration of quarantine: 7 to 10 days after reaching campus
    When is tested*: After 7 days
    Who is tested*: The person who is travelling
    Who is quarantined: Entire family along the person travelling if staying with family
  4. Discharge from quarantine
    People will be released from quarantine by NISER Health Centre only after a NEGATIVE COVID-19 report is received and a primary health check-up.

    *The expenses towards the test shall be borne by the member.

Forms required to be submitted at the main gate security office: Entry Pass || Self Declaration Form

Date
(2021)
Information / Advisory
02JAN
Announcement # 141
To the students who are staying in quarantine in Yamuna/Ganga/Guest house:
As there were several complaints regarding the food from the Kaveri canteen, we tried to find an alternative for the Kaveri hostel and we came up with the following alternatives.
  1. Yamuna hostel:
    1. Kaveri canteen will deliver the food till today's (2nd Jan) Dinner. Please follow the same protocols you are following to order/get the food.
    2. From tomorrow morning, Brahmaputra canteen will deliver the food to the Yamuna (SOH5) hostel. By default, Brahmaputra canteen will deliver veg meals. If you want to order some additional non-veg, you will have to contact them personally. To make things convenient, you will not be allowed to order food from other hostels canteen and the other canteen will be instructed not to deliver food. You may have to pay during the delivery of the food.
  2. Ganga hostel:
    1. Kaveri canteen will deliver the food till tomorrow (3rd Jan) Dinner. Please follow the same protocols you are following to order/get the food. Kaveri canteen will deliver till tomorrow because other canteens will not be ready to deliver food by tomorrow.
    2. From Tuesday morning (4th Jan), Krishna hostel canteen (Yatri) will deliver the food to the Ganga (DOH4) hostel. By default, Krishna canteen will deliver veg meals. If you want to order some additional non-veg, you will have to contact them personally. To make things convenient, you will NOT be allowed to order food from other hostels canteen and the other canteen will be instructed NOT to deliver food. You may have to pay during the delivery of the food.
  3. Guest house:
    1. Brahmaputra canteen will deliver the food till today (3rd Jan) Dinner. Please follow the same protocols you are following to order/get the food.
    2. From Tomorrow morning (3rd Jan), Krishna hostel canteen (Yatri) will deliver the food to the guest house. By default, Krishna canteen will deliver veg meals. If you want to order some additional non-veg, you will have to contact them personally. To make things convenient, you will not be allowed to order food from other hostels canteen and the other canteen will be instructed not to deliver food. You may have to pay during the delivery of the food.
Additionally, the security/caretakers are instructed not to allow any food via friends at the quarantine hostel gate.
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Important Links

A website dedicated to scientifically accurate COVID-19 content & resources
ICMR: icmr.nic.in
COVID-19 India DashboardOdisha Dashboard
Live update & statistics on Coronavirus (by Worldometer)
Capital Hospital Bhubaneswar - Nodal Centre for our District.
List of Government Testing Laboratories.
List of Private Testing Laboratories.

DoPT Guidelines.

Advisory from WHO.
Advisory from Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India.
Advisory from Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of Odisha.