Published: 2:00 PM on March 13, 2020
Against the backdrop of the World Health Organization (WHO) characterizing the COVID-19 disease as a pandemic, and one confirmed case of the Coronavirus in Trinidad and Tobago to date, the health, safety and well-being of our community are increasing concerns and priorities for the management and staff of SBCS Global Learning Institute.
In light of the ongoing and increased uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 coronavirus, we wanted to reassure you of the steps we’re taking to ensure we continue to deliver a safe and secure learning environment and great service for you. In addition to the advisories being provided by health agencies like WHO, the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and the Ministry of Health, we wish to share with you our commitment to enhancing our cleaning and sanitizing protocols, and our business continuity plans should staff or students require quarantine.
At this time, there are no confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19 in the SBCS community, and measures are being put in place to reduce the likelihood of the entrance of the disease on our campuses.
The following outlines our plans and contingencies to control the spread of the disease, and ensure classes and administrative functions persist during this evolving situation:
Amidst the general sense of uncertainty and anxiety surrounding the disease, we urge you to remain calm, exercise proper hygiene and follow the advice given by local and international health agencies. Some common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, fatigue, dry cough and shortness of breath. As a precautionary measure, if you suspect that you may be ill or are experiencing any of these symptoms, please follow the guidelines of the Ministry of Health:
We are diligently following all of the recommendations and guidelines of the WHO, CARPHA and Ministry of Health, and will continue to do so as the situation evolves. In accordance with the guidance, we will be implementing a policy of isolation and self-monitoring for individuals who have recently travelled to areas highly impacted by the virus or who have been in close contact with those who have.
Protective Measures Against COVID-19
According to the World Health Organization, the following are basic protective measure against the new coronavirus:
We will keep you updated on significant developments via our social media and e-learning platforms, as they arise.
As well, please follow our COVID-19 page for information and campus updates.