SGU Commits To A Safe Return To Campus For The August Term

PR – Today, St. George’s University (SGU) further confirmed its commitment to safely returning for  the August 2021 term by requiring COVID-19 vaccination for all students, faculty, staff, and  administrators, vendors, and visitors on campus starting June 15. 

Many organizations throughout the world, and tourism establishments in Grenada which attract  international travellers, have implemented similar polices to help keep their employees,  communities, and tourists safe.  

“There is strong evidence of the vaccines’ safety and effectiveness, and the COVID-19 vaccine  is the best way to safeguard the health of our campus community and their families as well as  Grenada at large,” said Dr. Charles Modica, chancellor of St. George’s University. “Over the last  several months we have shared important information through town halls, panel discussions, and videos to raise awareness about vaccines and combat misinformation. We encourage  everyone to get vaccinated as soon as possible so that we can safely return students, faculty, and staff from different parts of the world to Grenada.” 

To help prepare for a smooth transition back to in-person learning and related student support  services, enhanced safety measures will be in place, including mandatory wearing of face  masks/coverings and increased sanitization of all areas. SGU will continue to partner with the  Ministry of Health to host Vaccination Days on campus and promote other convenient locations  where students, faculty and staff can get vaccinated.  

“We value every member of our SGU community—from the newest to the longest-serving  members—whose contributions to the success of our students have been invaluable” said Dr.  Richard Liebowitz, vice chancellor of St. George’s University. “The decision to require  vaccinations to be on campus has been made with safety as our highest priority. Our vaccine  requirements are consistent with the actions of other major universities around the world in  response to the global pandemic.”  

SGU will continue to collaborate with the Government of Grenada to support its public health  response to combat the spread of the virus and is committed to creating a safe campus  environment as it begins to welcome back students, faculty, and staff.