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Hostels to reopen on Dec 15 in Assam

Covid19 screening of every hostel boarder will also have to be conducted before they start staying in hostels

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GUWAHATI: The state government has issued guidelines for reopening of hostels for final year students from December 15.

The final-year students of engineering colleges, degree colleges, polytechnics and universities, and at residential schools for classes 10 and 12 of government and private schools, as well as coaching and training institutes will be able to stay in the hostels under strict rules.

It has asked the health department to conduct Rapid Antigen tests for superintendents, wardens, cooks and helpers engaged in hostel management.

Similarly, screening of every hostel boarder will also have to be conducted before they start staying in hostels. The guidelines added that students must submit a consent letter from their parents for availing of hostel facilities.

“Students will have to report to hostels in a phased manner. They will be accommodated in dormitories in alternate beds – keeping one bed vacant between two students by reducing the number of inmates in each dormitory to 50 percent as per the requirement,” the guidelines said.

The health department has also asked to sanitize the entire hostel before reopening.