How is the protocol for the return to classes in the universities

The Government approved the framework protocol that the universities public and private to continue the academic calendar during the pandemic of coronavirus. The norms contemplate the alternation between distance and face-to-face classes, which will be determined by each institution according to the number of students, teachers, staff and the size of the buildings.

The set of rules was approved through consensus with public universities, grouped in the National Interuniversity Council (CIN), and private ones, in the Council of Rectors of Private Universities (CRUP).

As officially reported, The return to the classrooms will be determined by each principal, whenever the epidemiological situation of each region allows it. In addition, they should guarantee the sanitary conditions established in the protocols.

On this last point, the Minister of Education Nicolas Trotta detailed in dialogue with TN: “The social distancing at all times; safety and hygiene measures; the temperature taking before entering; and other issues that we have to take to our classrooms to guarantee the health care of teachers and non-teachers “.

In this regard, he considered it likely that the return to classes would be carried out in a limited way, with the aim of complying with the distance between the students within the establishments. “We believe that Not all students will be able to go at the same time. They are going to have to guarantee a meter and a half of distance between them and the teacher, “he explained.

As recorded Telam, the protocols determine that each university and faculty evaluates the need for students to perform face-to-face exams based on the health recommendations of each region of the country.

They also establish that the people authorized to enter the faculties can do so “only for scheduled activities”, while there will be a “staggered return to research and extension tasks that have not been considered essential during the quarantine, “particularly those related to the work of finalization of undergraduate and graduate careers.

In addition, each university must take care of “conditioning the spaces to ensure the minimum distance between people”, and they will have to define “a space to isolate students and workers in case they present symptoms of coronavirus. “

Meanwhile, each institution will determine “the entry and exit protocols, ensuring that there are no crowds and that the minimum distance is maintained in all cases. “

Regarding transportation, the use of the bicycle or the transfer on foot will be promoted for short trips. In addition, those arriving by car will be trained to disinfect their vehicles.

Unlike the protocols for primary and secondary school, all entrants will have their temperature taken. If it is higher than 37.5 degrees, they will not be able to enter the faculty.

Regarding the building infrastructure, the institutions they must ensure ventilation; demarcation of work areas; circulation map of students, teachers, researchers, extensionists and non-teachers; and signage as a communication tool, with a distance in corridors and other spaces of two meters.

Finally, each university must also determine “the maximum number of people who can stay in a certain place”, and they will have to “make flexible and establish new schedules and days or academic shifts to avoid crowds “.

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