Coronavirus update: Grenada University tells students to go home

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Coronavirus update: Grenada University tells students to go home

(TRINIDAD GUARDIAN) – St. George’s Uni­ver­si­ty in Grena­da has ad­vised all its stu­dents to re­turn home for the next month as a pre­cau­tion­ary mea­sure to pro­tect staff and stu­dents from COVID-19.

In a state­ment ad­dressed to stu­dents and pub­lished on­line, the uni­ver­si­ty said it was con­sid­er­ing the pos­si­ble im­pli­ca­tions of the glob­al out­break on its cam­pus com­mu­ni­ty.

The uni­ver­si­ty said it is en­cour­ag­ing its stu­dents at the Grena­da cam­pus to re­turn for home “for at least the next four weeks.”

It said it ar­rived at the de­ci­sion af­ter work­ing with the is­land’s Min­istry of Health and in­ter­na­tion­al part­ners, in an ef­fort to lim­it ex­po­sure to the dis­ease among stu­dents and staff.

St. George’s Uni­ver­si­ty said its cam­pus will re­main open and will make fa­cil­i­ties avail­able for stu­dents who are un­able to leave Grena­da or choose not to.

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