The National Health Commission and the Ministry of Education on
Thursday issued technical guidance on COVID-19 prevention and control
during autumn and winter for colleges and universities, primary and
secondary schools, kindergartens and nurseries to facilitate the
reopening of schools in the fall semester.
The technical guidance requires students, faculty and staff members
at schools from kindergarten to university level to have their
temperature taken before entering campus after schools reopen. Large
gatherings should be avoided unless necessary. If there is no notice
from schools, overseas teachers and students should not go back to
Primary and secondary schools will implement partially-enclosed
management after reopening, and unrelated visitors will not be permitted
Parents dropping off or picking up children are not allowed to enter
kindergartens and nurseries. For colleges and universities, people who
send the students back to school are also advised to avoid entering
campus. Colleges and universities should strengthen checking,
registration and management of food and parcel delivery workers entering
campus, and designate proper areas for collection and delivery of
Faculty and staff at primary and secondary schools, conditions
permitting, are encouraged to take nucleic acid tests on a voluntary
basis before the semester begins. Students should always bring a
disposable medical mask, or a mask capable of equivalent protection.
Students in low-risk areas do not need to wear masks at school.
Students at colleges and universities should not return to campus
before the date given by the school. College students, faculty and staff
members from medium- and high-risk areas have to provide reports of a
nucleic acid test taken within seven days before returning to campus.