Payap University Announcement on Measures to Prevent Further Outbreak of COVID-19 (No. 13)

Payap University Announcement
Measures to Prevent Further Outbreak of COVID-19 (13th Edition)
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The most recent outbreak of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) has not diminished and requires further intervention. The Ministry of Public Health and the Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research, and Innovation request cooperation for Work from Home measures after Songkran in order to control and reduce the spread of the COVID-19.

In accordance with section 43 (1) and (3) of the PRIVATE INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION ACT, B.E. 2546 (2003) Amendment (Vol.3) B.E.2562 (2019), the following is an update to the previous announcement regarding measures intended to prevent/reduce the spread of COVID-19:

1. This updated guideline supersedes all previous announcements. Disregard all orders, announcements, and/or any other guidelines which may be in conflict or inconsistent with this announcement, specifically the Payap University Guidelines for Personnel Performance and Instruction during the current Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Outbreak issued April 9, 2021.

2. Payap University request that all personnel Work from Home during the period 1 – 15 May 2021. The following exceptions and other information apply:

2.1 In accordance with the university structure, the administrators of Payap University, including the Interim President, Assistants to the President, Deans, Directors, and Heads of departments, will report to work as normal. If they are unable to report to work, they must provide a direct channel for communication and/or be available for online meetings at any time.

2.2 All other personnel will Work from Home during the period 1 – 15 May 2021. Supervisors and administrators will assign appropriate workloads to employees working at home, which includes defining the appropriate workloads, methods of monitoring performance, and reporting performance of personnel to ensure compliance with university regulations.

Note: All required work must be completed. The above Work from Home order must not prevent necessary work from being completed which may require some personnel to be on-campus. This includes work related to serving students/ university personnel, the general public, and in particular, the admission of new students. Every applicable unit, therefore, must provide at least 1-2 personnel to report to work during normal working hours to perform or coordinate these essential duties.

2.3 In case of emergency, the supervisor has the authority to recall their personnel to report to work during any regular workday, and if justified, other times as deemed essential.

2.4 All units must establish a formal communication channel for meetings and performance reporting to supervisors, including internal and external coordination, through online applications such as Line, Zoom, Microsoft Team, or other appropriate means determined by each unit.

3. All students and university personnel must act in strict accordance with the recommendations and measures provided by the Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research, and Innovation, Ministry of Public Health, Center for the Outbreak of Coronavirus 2019, and Provincial Communicable Disease Committee.
Students and university personnel traveling to Chiang Mai from other provinces deemed risky areas must strictly follow the orders of the Chiang Mai Province and the Chiang Mai Communicable Disease Committee No. 32/2564 regarding measures to control the travel of persons traveling to the Chiang Mai area dated April 8, 2021.

4. Students and university personnel should avoid traveling to areas at risk of COVID-19, including congested or crowded places, events, and communities. If travel is deemed necessary, take all precautions to protect oneself in accordance with strict public health measures.

5. Meetings, seminars, sporting events, other events, or any action that involves large groups of people should be postponed or cancelled. If the event is deemed extremely necessary, those responsible must propose to the Payap University leadership in order to seek permission from the relevant official(s) assigned by the Chiang Mai Communicable Disease Committee and in accordance with the preventive measures provided by the COVID-19 Disease Outbreak Situation Management Center.

6. If the current COVD-19 epidemic trend diminishes and the overall situation improves, the university will inform all personnel of updated performance guidelines.

7. If there are mitigating circumstances which prevents compliance with this announcement, the Interim President will be notified and determine the final outcome.

This announcement is effective from this date until further notice.

Announced on April 30, 2021

(Apicha Insuwan)
Interim President

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