March 26, 2020
March Advisory: COVID-19
The Windsor University School of Medicine (WUSOM) has been continuing to follow the global outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19). As a medical school, the health and safety of our communities – students, colleagues, and faculty are of paramount importance to us. To date, there have been two(2) confirmed cases of coronavirus in the island federation of St.Kitts and Nevis. Accordingly, WUSOM is taking precautions to lower the risk of exposure to COVID-19 and do our part to curb the spread of the virus. This institution continues to assess the ongoing situation, and will actively communicate with students and personnel, as soon as new or updated information is made available.
To maintain a continuity of educational programming, we have transitioned to online instruction. Online delivery began in March 17th, and we are currently working on plans to administer exams remotely. We are careful in testing and assessing the logistics of a solution which works technologically; is equitable, while maintaining integrity and validity of the respective exams. Some exam dates may need to be modified, however be assured that specific changes will be communicated. At this time, it is our understanding that implementation of these alternative arrangements for curriculum instruction and assessments, should not result in disruption to the start of our May 2020 session. As each of you may appreciate, the COVID-19 situation is evolving, which is why we remain diligent and continue to monitor the impact on the local and national regions. This pandemic is an unprecedented event that has affected several aspects of our lives, however this will be a transient challenge that we will overcome. In the meantime, we encourage each of you to follow the basic precautionary measures that was sent in a previous advisory.