COVID-19 Updates and Information

At UCCI we continue to monitor the Coronavirus evolving situation in the Cayman Islands. We are taking the necessary precautions for the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff.  Executive Leaders are continuing to meet to review, update, and communicate our contingency plans and we will send regular announcements as they become available. Below you will find resources and information to keep you informed:

Watch this week’s message from President McAfee on the upcoming Fall Semester 2020 and our collaboration with the Chamber of Commerce.

    COVID-19 News

    July 3, 2020 Update

    • Out of 316 tests, 0 positive results were reported. Of a total of 201 positives, there are no symptomatic, six are asymptomatic, none admitted and 194 have recovered.
    • The National Gallery in partnership with the Ministry of Culture and the private sector are offering one-time artist grants of $1,000 per artist (20 grants are available on a first come, first served basis).
    • The low interest loan programme for small business is going well, with so far 65 applications received with a total value of $2.221 million. Five have been approved so far. For the benefit of those applicants who are unable to adequately present their financials to the bank, the government has also implemented a technical assistance programme, where qualified accountants have been employed to help prepare these documents at no cost to the small business owners.

    Next reopening changes that will come into effect on Sunday 5th July are:

    • Educational institutions and facilities, including Summer Camps and vacation bible schools may commence full operation including social and sporting activities. (However it should be noted that sporting activities do not include contact sports which are planned to start on 19 July)
    • Persons will be able to exercise in a strata gym and public gym from Sunday.

    For full press briefing:

    Last updated: July 7, 2020 8:21 a.m.

    UCCI extends the closure of its campuses until the end of the academic year 2019/2020 but continues to operate online

    The University College of the Cayman Islands’ campuses in Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac will remain closed until the end of the academic year, following the April 22 directive issued by the Cayman Islands Government to extend the closure of all educational institutions as a result of COVID-19 developments. Pending the issuance of further guidelines, UCCI’s physical campuses will remain closed until a reopening date can be established in accordance with public health and safety measures.

    Online classes have continued to be facilitated throughout the Spring. With the Summer 2020 Semester planned to commence on May 11, a full schedule of classes is being offered with the aim of setting the standard for a new wave of accessible education. The class registration period for Summer 2020 began on April 9 and will run until May 15, with the semester concluding on July 2. UCCI’s regular business hours will remain the same as the campuses operate remotely: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday.

    An announcement of decisions regarding either the delay or cancellation of university events, in-person or virtually, will follow in the coming weeks. To view the most recently updated version of the Academic Calendar, the public is encouraged to visit

    UCCI President & CEO, Dr. Stacy McAfee, notes: “Faculty and staff look forward to serving students taking online classes this Summer. As a primary provider of quality tertiary education, UCCI has faced collective challenges and new opportunities during this unprecedented time. We remain compliant with the directives issued by the Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports, Agriculture & Lands and we believe our combined efforts to facilitate a smooth and successful Summer for our students, will continue to fuel public sentiment that UCCI is resilient in its provision of educational pathways for students across the Cayman Islands. We are confident that students will benefit from the new and streamlined experience of online classroom instruction at UCCI.”

    For further assistance with class registration and general queries, students are encouraged to contact UCCI at or call 1-345-623-8224. The Student Life Department can also be contacted via email at for continued student support, with Academic advising, Financial Aid queries, Career/Internship advising, and Counseling services. Prospective students or parents who would like to consult with a member of the Admissions Team can email or call 1-345-623-8224 to learn more about UCCI’s online application portal and starting their education with UCCI.

    Trusted COVID-19 Information and Resources

    Cayman Islands Government

    Health Service Authority

    COVID-19 Cayman Islands Public Notice Policy issued on:

      (SL 25 of 2020)
      Supplement No. 1 published with Legislation Gazette No. 20 dated 20th March, 2020.
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    If you are concerned you have been exposed to, or may be experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, please call  the HSA hotline (1-800-534-8600) and inform Student Life