Coronavirus 2019, abbreviated as COVID-19 Is an infectious disease caused by SARS-CoV-2, a type of coronavirus, which causes a worldwide pandemic, not less than 180 countries in the world exposed to infectious diseases found in the Bamboo Curtain country or precisely in the country's Bamboo Curtain Wuhan region of China.
In Indonesia from April to June 2020 more than 46,000 cases were confirmed and more than 25,000 were treated, 2,500 died and more than 18,700 recovered, these figures are statistical figures that the corona pandemic in Indonesia is not something that can be categorized as a small problem or cases mild, but rather something that must be taken seriously.
Massive transmission is good through splashes (droplets) released from the respiratory tract when sneezing and coughing, due to physical touch, and the mass of mass, this also causes Riau in general and Pekanbaru in particular inevitable from exposure to the frightening virus. Precisely the first case in Pekanbaru since early March 2020 which supposedly was brought by Indonesian citizens who happened to visit from neighboring countries who were first exposed to coronavirus. Since then both the Riau provincial government and the city government of Pekanbaru have taken preventive measures to break the co-19 chain so as not to develop and spread in the community. Implementation of Large Scale Social Restrictions (PSBB) during several stages in Pekanbaru as an effort to free Pekanbaru from the corona.
The transitional period or often reserved with the term new normal or new normal is also a mainstay of the government so that we can carry out the routine without having to forget the health protocol. In supporting this government program, SMK Negeri 2 Pekanbaru as a vocational education institution located in the heart of the city of Pekanbaru appears as a pioneer to provide learning to the community, especially school residents including teachers and students to implement covid-19 health protocol in a consistent and disciplined manner.
This seriousness is evidenced by the obligation of all teachers or teaching staff and education staff to use masker in the SMK 2 Pekanbaru environment. The nuance of the obligation has been felt when entering the gate, has been confronted with large banners stating the mandatory area of the masker, as well as the many places where hand washing and soap are available in almost every classroom.
All communities including students and teachers who will enter the school environment must be measured by staff using a thermo gun, to ensure that all communities, students and teachers who enter the SMK Negeri 2 Pekanbaru compound are in good health. Re-registration Activities for new students in the academic year 2020/2021 the number of students is limited per day, does not exceed 160 people per day in turn in a designated place, one place is only filled with less than 10-15 people, all teachers use PPE (Personal Safety Equipment ) standardized. This was done in an effort to support the government program in breaking the chain of transmission of COVID-19.
Finally, let us pray together that the epidemic will end soon, we can learn and carry on as usual. Aamiin