UP govt has made a big announcement regarding re-opening of all colleges, private universities across the state. All educational institutions of higher learning across the state will re-open from February 15. The state government has also issued orders asking authorities to ensure strict compliance with COVID-19 guidelines According to the communication letter between officials of higher education, it will be mandatory for all teachers and students to wear face masks. Along with this, social distancing will be followed by students sitting at a distance of six feet. All the institutes have to ensure sanitation and thermal scanning. “All universities, degree colleges and other educational institutions of higher learning across the state will function normally from February 15. The Higher Education Department has asked the educational institutions to fully sanitize the campus before re-opening. If a student, teacher, or employee has symptoms of cough, cold or fever, they should be sent back home giving first aid. If symptoms of COVID-19 develop in students or staff, immediate testing should be done and results should be recorded, it said.