Stay Safe and Healthy !

GD Salwan Public School fraternity is deeply concerned about COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) pandemic. The school has introduced teaching-learning, student and other stakeholder engagements with appropriate cognizance to the safety and health of the students, staff, other stakeholders and the broader community. We are awaiting a final directive from the Government regarding the re-opening of educational institutions. When the schools reopen, albeit the challenges, the institution will be well prepared to welcome the students. Keeping in mind the safety and security of each stakeholder, all necessary precautions will be ensured.  

Our knowledge of COVID-19 continues to evolve, and plans are updated as appropriate as new information becomes available. While the information contained herein is intended to provide some detail, there may be additional modifications needed as the year progresses and we track the impact of COVID-19 on our community and campus.  Our endeavour shall remain to update you with timely information about specific health and safety guidance important for our students’ safety.

What Is Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

At the end of 2019, a new type of coronavirus began making people sick with flu-like symptoms. The illness is called coronavirus disease-19 — COVID-19, for short. The virus spreads easily and has affected people all over the world.

What Are the Signs & Symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

COVID-19 can cause a range of symptoms, including:

  • fever
  • cough
  • trouble breathing
  • symptoms of a cold such as a sore throat, congestion, or a runny nose
  • chills
  • muscle pain
  • headache
  • a loss of taste or smell
  • nausea or vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • tiredness

The virus can be more serious in some people. And some people have no symptoms at all.

How Does Coronavirus (COVID-19) Spread?

People can catch COVID-19 from others who have the virus even if they don’t have any symptoms. This happens when an infected person breathes, talks, sneezes, or coughs, sending tiny droplets into the air. These can land in the nose, mouth, or eyes of someone nearby, or be breathed in. Some of the tiniest droplets, called aerosols, can linger in the air for minutes to hours and travel on air currents. But it seems that the risk of spread is highest when people are less than 6 feet apart.
People also might get infected if they touch an infected droplet on a surface and then touch their own nose, mouth, or eyes.

Who does it affect?

Anyone can catch the novel coronavirus, but the more severe symptoms have been found most frequently in people with pre-existing weakened immune systems, older people, and those with long-term conditions like diabetes, cancer and chronic lung disease. Most people who have contracted the virus are expected to make a full recovery.

How Is Coronavirus (COVID-19) Treated?

There is no specific medicine for COVID-19. Most people with the illness, including children, get better with rest, fluids, and fever-reducing medicine. Some people get very ill and need treatment in the hospital.
COVID-19 vaccines are now available for people 12 and older. Everyone should get vaccinated as soon as they are eligible. Studies are underway to see if the vaccines are safe and effective in younger children.

Herd immunity

When someone is vaccinated, they are very likely to be protected against the targeted disease. But not everyone can be vaccinated. People with underlying health conditions that weaken their immune systems (such as cancer or HIV) or who have severe allergies to some vaccine components may not be able to get vaccinated with certain vaccines. These people can still be protected if they live in and amongst others who are vaccinated. When a lot of people in a community are vaccinated the pathogen has a hard time circulating because most of the people it encounters are immune. So the more that others are vaccinated, the less likely people who are unable to be protected by vaccines are at risk of even being exposed to harmful pathogens. This is called herd immunity.

Vaccinating not only protects yourself but also protects those in the community who are unable to be vaccinated. If you are able to, get vaccinated.

BE SUPPORTIVE, BE CAREFUL, BE ALERT, BE KIND, BE READY TO FIGHT COVID-19 : GD Salwan Empathy Mascots- Write to us at for Covid related help.