Srinagar: Schools in Srinagar district will reopen from February 20 for implementation and monitoring of COVID-19 Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to be followed during the reopening of schools for academic activities, government said on Tuesday.
According to the order issued by the Chief Education Officer (CEO) Srinagar, Manzoor Ahmad Kumar, the preparations made in this context by High and Higher Secondary Schools shall be monitored by District Level Committees.
Kumar said that the preparation for implementation of SOPs shall start from February 12 and monitoring of the same shall start soon after.
“Heads of all government and private schools shall conduct meetings with their respective staff members to discuss and frame modalities regarding preparation for opening of schools for the implementation of SOP’s issued by the government,” it reads.
The order further reads that the Zonal Education officers (ZEOs) in Srinagar district shall conduct similar meetings with the Head of Institutions (HOIs) of elementary schools of their respective zones.
The CEO ordered the concerned authorities to ensure proper cleaning and sanitation facilities in the school.
Kumar in a SOP list said, “Arrange for thorough cleaning and disinfecting of all areas, furniture, equipment, stationery, storage places, water tanks, kitchens, canteen, washrooms, laboratories, libraries.”
He also said that it needs to be ensured that working hand-washing facilities, availability of key supplies like thermometers, disinfectants and soaps is available in the schools. (KNO)