Tuesday 27 October, 2020

UWI students to isolate if in contact with Ellerslie COVID patient

(FILE) University of West Indies, Cave Hill Campus

(FILE) University of West Indies, Cave Hill Campus

The University of the West Indies (UWI), Cave Hill Campus is asking all students to stay at home for a week if they have come into contact with someone who is associated with the Ellerslie Secondary School. 

In an email to the student body, the Ministry of Health and Wellness advised those who have been in contact with anyone associated with the St Stephen's, St Michael institution to stay home to assist in contact tracing and ensure the safety of staff and students on campus.  

This move is in response to Sunday's announcement that a 15-year-old Ellerslie Secondary School student tested positive for the virus.

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This semester, the university has implemented a hybrid approach to learning where both online and face to face classes are being utilised to limit the number of students coming to the campus. 

Yesterday, Minister Education, Technological and Vocational Training, Santia Bradshaw, held a press conference where she disclosed the information of the Ellerslie student. 

The student is one of the six family members who have tested positive for COVID-19. The family is currently in isolation at the Harrison Point Facility in St Lucy. 

Since this announcement, the Minister of Education stated the school will be closed for 14 days as contact tracing is in full effect. 

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