- Three students remain in GQF. They are well and show no symptoms. ROD of the last student is expected to be 15 February.
One student has been suspended for breaking his Leave of Absence (LOA) and others are under investigation.
We are at DORSCON Orange. NUS will move to e-learning for classes larger than 50. The same total event size of 50 will guide our planning.
Here’s a quick way to remember the many changes NUS will implement. Think TATT: Temperature taking, attendance-taking, travel declaration and total event size.
- Supermarkets are full once again, although as I pointed out in my update yesterday, the real essentials never ran out.
Magnets and Dining Halls
Under D-Orange, the organising parameter for NUS is 50 pax – whether in classes or events, we keep it at that number or under. But it is a function also of the size of the room and the capacity to track attendance.
Across campuses and especially for the 11,000 students living in halls and residences, you will see some innovative ways by which this 50 pax is tracked.
In some RCs, you will see a board with 50 magnets outside the dining hall. Each person going in will take one, have his meal and put it back. If all 50 are taken, the next person will have to wait till someone inside finishes up. In another Hall, study rooms will now have only 50 chairs. Others will see 50 chairs marked with stickers, and students will be allowed only to sit on these.
Life will change at NUS.
Some measures – including the taking and logging of temperatures – will be mandatory. Others – like the magnets – will be nudges. Throughout NUS, these behavioural guides are designed to keep us safe. Let’s all keep to them.