The Government of Meghalaya on Thursday issued guidelines for testing, quarantine and discharge of asymptomatic high risk Government functionaries.
According to the notification issued by Sampath Kumar, Commissioner & Secretary incharge Health & Family Welfare Department informed that in continuation of this Department’s Notification No.Health.83/2020/56 dated 17-09-2020 prescribing quarantine guidelines for Government employees in view of COVID-19, the following guidelines is issued for testing, quarantine and discharge of asymptomatic high risk Government functionaries after undergoing 7 (seven) days of quarantine:
Government Functionaries in the State:
Asymptomatic high risk Government functionaries can apply for discharge after 7 (seven) days of quarantine, provided that:
- They are tested on the first day with Rapid Antigen Test.
- If RAT negative and asymptomatic, they will quarantine for 7 (seven) days.
- They will undergo RT-PCR/CBNAAT/TRUNAT Testing between the 5th and 6th day.
- They are not required to pay for the testing if done at Government testing facilities. However, tests done in private laboratories are payable as per Government rates. Reimbursement as applicable can be claimed.
- If Test Report is negative, they can obtain discharge certificate and resume their official duties by following the health protocols.
- Proof of the negative test results must be retained by the individual and shared with the concerned authorities, as and when required.
- If tested positive, they shall have to undergo 10 (ten) day isolation protocol/guidelines as per No. Health.100/2020/63 dated 21.08.2020.
The guidelines are to be strictly followed till further orders.