What is being done to protect the UWI Community?

The UWI Mona has been actively monitoring the situation with COVID-19 globally since late January as we made plans for our own students in China. In late February, the campus activated its Emergency Management Response Committee and developed the Campus Response Plan for COVID-19 to manage the effective implementation of the plan. The team compromises the Mona Campus' Chief Safety and Emergency Officer, a multi-disciplinary team of academics and administrators who collaborate with our Regional University Task Force and local health authorities and agencies. Below are some measures the University has implemented to reduce the risk of transmission within our community to date:

  • Public Education and Awareness for the campus and wider community
  • Suspension of Gate Passes
  • International Travel Restriction for Staff
  • Withdrawal of Students in the Faculty of Medical Sciences from emergency rooms and casualty departments in hospitals across the country
  • Training of support staff for effective cleaning and frequent cleaning and sanitization of office and classroom spaces and halls of residence
  • Cancellation/Suspension of all non-essential campus events
  • Suspension Classes and cancellation of exams
  • Closure of sporting and recreational spaces (Mona Bowl)
  • Encourage online and telephone support services and further restricted face-to-face interactions with customers
  • Reduction in population density on campus by allowing students in Halls of residence to return home and staff to work from home (essential staff on campus only)
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