The Assam University has issued a notice on Monday, narrating the guidelines to be followed, if any student or staff, involved in the offline examination process at affiliated colleges, develop symptoms of COVID-19.
The university urges that in case of development of symptoms, the concerned student or staff must immediately self isolate and get tested for COVID-19; it must be an RT-PCR test.
In case, a student or a staff tests positive for COVID-19, he/she must refrain from attending examination or duty, given that the individual has reported to the concerned Principal of the college or the Officer in Charge of the Examination Centre about the matter.
The university ensures that the students, with valid COVID-19 positive report, will not suffer year loss, as the university shall treat the case separately. However, those without a valid COVID-19 positive report from a Government or Government-authorised medical centre, will not be considered.
Once the student, found to be COVID-19 positive, subsequently tests negative, he/she must appear for the remaining examination through offline mode. The Examination Centre must arrange a separate room for the student.
The Examination Centres must follow the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), issued by the Government of Assam.
This notice came in at a time, when several examinee students of various affiliated colleges and a TDC Exam Duty Professor, had already tested positive for COVID-19.