“Local authorities like district Collectors and Municipal Commissioners shall carefully demarcate the containment zones at the micro level in accordance with the guidelines of the MoHFW, Government of India and the Health and Family Welfare Department, Government of Odisha,” read the order.
It said testing would be carried out as per prescribed protocol. The portion of RT-PCR tests in the total mix should be scaled upto the extent possible, it said.
Considering local conditions, Collectors and Municipal Commissioners may impose appropriate restrictions on celebration and entry of devotees to churches, temples, religious places and places of worship. They may decided the number of persons to attend any such places with strict adherence to Covid appropriate behaviour and norms.
Marriage, funerals/last rites related gathering shall be allowed with a ceiling of 200 and 50 persons, respectively, subject to use of 50% of hall capacity.
School and Mass Education Department has been allowed physical classes for Standard 9 and Standard 11. Considering the present situation, the Department may allow conduct of intra-school class promotion examination for 9th and llth Standards giving the option of online examination to the students with consent of their parents/ guardians.
The Department of Higher Education is authorized to fake appropriate decision with regard to the date of re-opening of Colleges/ Higher Education Institutions and Hostels under its control/ superintendence/ supervision by following the guidelines/ SOP issued by the Department/ UGC/ AICTE/ Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India
Conduct of examinations (including academic, competitive and entrance tests), evaluation and other administrative activities will be allowed.
All training activities including skill and professional development will continue.
Open Air Theatres/ Jatras/ Operas shall be permitted by the local authorities subject to compliance of COVID-19 safety protocols such as mandatory wearing of face masks, physical distancing, provision of thermal scanning, etc. Keeping the size of the ground/ space in view, appropriate number of persons (subject to a ceiling of 2000 persons) will be allowed ensuring maintenance of prescribed physical distancing norm i.e., maintaining a distance of 6 feet from each other and the seating arrangement shall be made accordingly.