Information, Measures and recommendations
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 1 – Alert of the spreading of the virus by WHO
- Stage 2 – 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 3 – The virus circulates widely in the area in which NISER is located
- Stage 4 – Infection spreads at NISER itself.
NISER is in Stage 2 and the new measures described on this page are implemented to face this scenario. In parallel, we are preparing for Stage 3.
Following Advisory and information is being released to NISER members. This is being issued after discussion with Director NISER and based on recommendation from the COVID-19 Task force at NISER.
We suggest everyone to follow the health and safety related guidelines issued by the Government.
Attached is a list of grocery shops in Jatni with home delivery (up to NISER main gate) possibility given by the Executive Office Jatni Municipal Council.
Stay safe and stay healthy. Please follow all the advisory and guidelines issued by Governments of India and Odisha.
Given below is the message from Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Khordha regarding change of shop opening timings. The approximate english translation of the order which in odia is also given below. Given we have a 5th COVID-19 case in Odisha with apparently no travel history traced so far, the government wants to implement the lockdown measures very strictly. Please adhere to the guidelines.
Office of the Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Khordha
No: 2060 dated 02/04/2020
As per the letter no 8709 dated 21.03.2020 of the State Government, Lock down has been declared in the Khordha district. The shops of all essential commodities like vegetables, fruits, groceries, fish & meat etc will remain open from 7:00 AM to 12:00 noon. The milk shops will remain open from 7:00 to 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM everyday. These shops will be closed (except medicine shops) at other times. Refrain yourself from coming outside unnecessarily. Avoid using two and four wheelers for communication. For purchasing essential commodities, please walk to your nearest shops. Insubordination of this order will be punished. This will be effective from 03/04/2020 till further order.
Information to NISER residents in midst of lockdown due to COVID-19.
Request all to kindly adhere to the various guidelines issued by government related to the lockdown. Stay safe and stay healthy.
|27.03.2020||Government of Odisha order on lock-down.||Govt. Order|
Information for NISER residents as we observe lockdown due to COVID-19.
We would like to thank the Inspector-In-Charge, Jatni Police Station Mr. B. Sahoo for his valuable help in issuing the vehicle pass to people belonging to the essential work category at NISER.
Stay safe and Healthy. Request all to please observe the lockdown. In case of flu like symptoms please consult Health Centre. Follow all the health guidelines issued from time-to-time.
|26.03.2020||Review of the data center and network related matters in NISER campus in view of lockdown.|
|25.03.2020||Home MInistry Guidelines for Lockdown||
|25.03.2020||Due to lock-down potential issues and measures related to Electricity and Water in the campus.|
The following information and advisory is shared with NISER members with the consent of Director NISER.
Attached are two circulars from DAE. Kindly please take a look and all are requested to follow the suggestions.
The following advisory is being issued to NISER members after discussion with heads of various sections and with consent from Director, NISER.
The Government of Odisha, in exercise of its powers conferred to it under the Epidemic Disease Act 1897, has declared lockdown in the territorial jurisdiction of revenue district of Khurda from 7 am on Sunday, 22nd March 2020 to 9 pm on 29th March 2020. See: https://www.niser.ac.in/healthcentre/sites/default/files/Covid-Notificat...
Due to this, the following measures are recommended.
Request all members to kindly please cooperate in such extraordinary situations that we are collectively facing. Please follow the advisories sent out from time-to-time. Kindly please take all health related precautions and report any flu like symptoms to the Health centre.
Attached are two PDF files (one in English and the other in Odia) carrying information from Odisha Government. All information about further restrictions being placed on movement can be found in the attached documents.
We will have a discussion soon at NISER among the task force members and align our measures along the instructions of the State Government.
Information related to COVID-19 measures at NISER and advisories. This is being sent with consent from Director, NISER.
All members are requested to follow the health-related advisory issued from time-to-time.
|19.03.2020||DAE Endorsement: Preventive measures to contain the spread of COVID-19||Endorsement|
|19.03.2020||Discussions of Task Force|
|18.03.2020||Discussions of Task Force|
The following advisory is being issued to all NISER members after discussion with the Advisory Committee and with consent from Director, NISER.
Cooperation of all members on all these upcoming measures are requested. All members are requested to follow the advisory being issued from time to time. Members are also requested to refrain themselves from steps which has potential to create possibility of panic in the campus.
|17.03.2020||Discussions of Task Force|
Registration of people returning from abroad: Click Here
"Extraordinary situations demand extraordinary response. The state will leave no stone unturned in taking necessary proactive steps to protect the lives of people of Odisha. At this point of time the biggest source of infection of COVID-19 is persons coming from abroad into the state. With closure of Colleges, Universities etc, coupled with lock down in many countries and home based work option for professionals it is expected there will be a huge surge of people returning from foreign countries into Odisha. This multiplies the threat of virus spread into Odisha. Government of India and Government of Odisha have taken many steps to sensitise, sanitise and quarantine passengers coming from foreign countries.
|16.03.2020||Discussions of Task Force|
The following advisory is being issued to all NISER members after discussion with the Advisory Committee, Chairpersons of Schools and with consent from Director, NISER and Chairman Academic Council, NISER.
Cooperation of all members on all these upcoming measures are requested. Members are also requested to refrain from steps which has potential to create possibility of panic in the campus.
The following advisory is issued to all NISER members after discussion with the advisory committee, President Students' Gymkhana and with consent from Director, NISER and Chairman Academic Council, NISER.
|13.03.2020||Discussions of Task Force|
Advisory has been issued to NISER Members.
|12.03.2020||Discussions of Task Force|
Advisory has been issued to NISER Members.
|09.03.2020||Exemption to employees to mark biometric attendance||OM Endorsement|
|05.03.2020||Health Advisory was issued|
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List of Government Testing Laboratories.
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