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HC warns its staff against hiding COVID test results

Resuming functioning with full strength of judges via video conferencing on Monday instead of just two division benches and four single judges, the Madras High Court warned its staff of departmental action if it is found that they concealed COVID-19 test results of them and family members they live with.

HC warns its staff against hiding COVID test results
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Offering instructions and guidelines for the officers and staff in tune with the restricted functioning from July 6, a circular issued by the High Court registry said, “If it is found that any of the officer/staff member and/or their family members residing in the same household had tested positive for COVID19 and still the concerned officer/staff member attended office during the quarantine period, department action will be initiated against them.” 

Also directing the officers/staff members having symptoms of cough, cold, fever and difficulty in breathing; persons with co-morbidities; pregnant women; those residing in containment area to abstain from entering into the High Court campus, the circular said: “In case of the officer/staff member and/or their family members residing in the same household are awaiting results of COVID19 test, the concerned officer/staff member shall not attend office till the test result is found to be negative.” 

The court personnel entering High Court campus were also required to mandatorily submit a self-declaration form on wearing mask to existing co-morbidities. Those failing to fill the self-declaration form would be marked absent, the circular added. 

It also called on the staff to use their own vehicle to reach the office to comply with social distancing norm. 

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