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 17, 2020 Update

    • Out of 274 test results Friday, there were no positives.
    • Of a total of 203 positives so far, there are no symptomatic cases, two are asymptomatic, none admitted and 200 have recovered.
    • The support for micro and small businesses proceeding well. Since launch, 1,085 applications were received from such businesses. So far, $1,592,000 has been paid to applicants, with a further $386,000 approved for payment.

    These changes will come into effect on Sunday 19th July:

    • Public Meetings will increase from 25 persons up to 50 persons.
    • Weddings can from Sunday have up to 50 persons in attendance other than the bride, groom, official witnesses and the marriage officer.
    • Person will be able to visit residential care home facilities for example The Pines, providing they have has a negative PCR test within three days of visiting.
    • Contact sports will be permitted from Sunday. Players and spectators will be treated as two separate groups because they inhabit two separate spaces, so you will be able to have up to 50 participants playing the sport and up to 50 spectators providing those spectators maintain social distance.

    For the full press briefing:

    http://www.gov.ky/portal/page/portal/cighome/pressroom/archive/202007/friday-17-july-update

    Last updated: July 17, 2020 9:26 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 https://www.ucci.edu.ky/academic-calendar.

    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 info@ucci.edu.ky or call 1-345-623-8224. The Student Life Department can also be contacted via email at studentlife@ucci.edu.ky 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 admissions@ucci.edu.ky 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:

    • PUBLIC HEALTH (CONTROL AND SUPPRESSION OF COVID-19) (AMENDMENT) REGULATIONS, 2020
      (SL 25 of 2020)
      Supplement No. 1 published with Legislation Gazette No. 20 dated 20th March, 2020.
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