UPI COVID-19 Task Force Launches Disinfectant Gate

The Government through the Ministry of Health officially published data and information regarding the COVID-19 situation in Indonesia. Information and data on the Covid-19 situation are divided into three categories, namely the number of people who are positive for COVID-19, the number of people who recover (Positive COVID-19), and the number of people who have died (Positive COVID-19). The situation that is currently developing regarding the COVID-19 encourages Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia to take a number of steps to help to overcome the situation. Quick action has been taken in the form of publishing academic and non-academic policies, disseminating information on emergencies, forming a COVID-19 task force team and creating products in the context of an emergency response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The COVID-19 task force team, officially under the direct direction of UPI Rector Prof. Dr. R. Asep Kadarohman, M.Sc, Responsible for Vice-Rector for Research, Partnerships, and Business Prof. Dr. H. Didi Sukyadi, M.A and led directly by Prof. Aan Komariah, M.Pd. To date, a number of steps have been taken by the task force team. One of the steps taken by the task force team is by launching the disinfectant gate.

The disinfectant gate products are the work of the task force team in the context of emergency response to the spread of COVID-19. The disinfectant gate works are in the process of making and it is planned that four units will be installed at the front gate for the car vehicle lane and at the front gate for the bike vehicle lane. The innovation of the disinfection gate was developed by combining iron material for the door frame that was initiated by Dr. Eng Beta Paramita, S.T., M.T, along with lecturers and students of the UPT FPTK Architecture Study Program who are members of PT Art Dezain Architecture and equipped with disinfectant fluid developed by Fitri Khoerunnisa, S.Pd., M.Sc. Ph.D. who is a chemistry lecturer at UPI FPMIPA.

To complete the emergency response for COVID-19, the Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia task force team also launched a portable sink product. This product was developed for people who are still doing outdoor activities to avoid the danger of COVID-19. In accordance with the Indonesian government policy, the lockdown policy is not taken. The government is currently focusing on accelerating the handling of COVID-19. Even so, the Indonesian government is appealing to the community to remain at home both for work and learning activities and lectures in school and university. This portable sink product was developed by the UPI task force team to help people who are still active outside and around the UPI environment and others in caring for the community in COVID-19 prevention.

Until now, the UPI COVID-19 Task Force has recorded various steps including socialization and distribution of money donations, medical equipment, sanitation equipment, food supplies, inspection services to help people in the city of Bandung (BM / YS)