Covid-19 Guideline for Seal of High Rise Buildings in Mumbai
MUNICIPAL CORPORATION OF GREATER MUMBAI
PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT
MOHPS/ 2007 /SR Dt. 03.01.2022
SUBJECT: – PROTOCOLS FOR MANAGEMENT OF COVID-19 CASES IN NON SLUM AREAS / HIGH RISE BUILDINGS.
It has been observed that during the past few days P/South ward has seen a steep surge in covid 19 cases. According to data analysis it is found that most of these cases are being seen in non slum and high rise buildings. Hence to combat the rise of cases, P/South ward has decided to conduct rampant testing of majority of population residing in such areas.
As per the new guidelines, if Covid-19 case is found on a particular floor then that floor will be sealed for 14 days, However entire building will be sealed if more than 10 active cases are found on more than one floor (scattered on multiple floors), The residents of the sealed floor/contained building will not be allowed movement even if they work for essential services. As per the protocol it will be mandatory to get all the High Risk contacts (People belonging to same sealed floor) of such patients get tested for Covid-19 , so that the transmission of the virus can be prevented. People residing at 1 floor above and 1 floor below of Covid-19 positive case should also be tested. Method of the testing is RT-PCR for High Risk contacts and Low risk contacts. Testing for High Risk and Low Risk contact will be conducted between 5th to 7th day after Positive case is found.
Rapid Antigen test will be conducted for the other remaining residents of the building. We will be providing dedicated team for testing in each such contained building according to the new cases found in the particular building as required. Also realizing situation if any residents (HRC/LRC) refused to do the testing , strict actions such as containment of floor/Sealing of Building will not be removed until all HRCs and LRCs are tested for Covid-19 or the mandatory 14 days of quarantine period is completed.
We would request the managing committee and residents to cooperate with us and follow the above guidelines in order to prevent further spread of Covid-19.
Medical Officer of Health
P/South Ward| 03/01/2022