St George’s University (SGU) continues to collaborate with the Government of Grenada and the community to help limit the impact of Covid-19 and is optimistic following recent reports of a progressive decline in Covid-19 cases, hospitalisations, fatalities, and test positivity rate.
SGU supports the protocols and initiatives of the Government of Grenada during this global pandemic by providing much-needed medical information to the public, including fact-based advice about the benefits of the Covid-19 vaccine and close adherence to public health protocols. SGU is also continuing to support Grenada with large amounts of medical supplies, including personal protective equipment, medical testing and treatment equipment and vaccination support.
“The easing of Covid-19 prevention regulations has been well-received by SGU students, and we continue to remind our SGU community of the importance of staying vigilant and safe on and off campus to prevent another outbreak of the disease,” said Dr Richard Liebowitz, Vice Chancellor of St George’s University. “We are eager to return all of our students to campus as soon as possible. Our hope is that, as more people get vaccinated in Grenada and there is more access to vaccines and easement to travel globally, we can prepare for an eventual full return to in-person learning on campus.”
SGU supports the government’s new Covid-19 strategy, which focuses on co-existing with the virus while advising of everyone’s individual responsibility to adhere to the protocols that will help maintain a low level of infection in the community.
Through public service announcements in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, SGU faculty such as Dr Martin Forde in the Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine are reinforcing why following public health protocols remain essential. In addition, SGU alumni such as Dr Molara Alexis, an infectious disease physician, shared knowledge and experience with colleagues in her native Grenada on the importance of getting vaccinated. In the coming weeks, SGU President Dr G Richard Olds, an infectious disease expert, will host another public information session on recent updates related to the pandemic. The distribution of fact-based information has been a major area of collaboration with the Ministry of Health since the onset of the pandemic and remains critically important.
“Grenada has just faced one of its biggest medical challenges in recent memory — and I am proud of our alumni who stepped up with swift and generous action to assist the government with medical supplies and financial donations,” said Dr Charles Modica, Chancellor of SGU. “Some of them even visited the island to pitch in at the General Hospital and encourage Grenadians to put health and safety first by taking the vaccine. It has truly been a team effort— and it will continue to be so, just as it always is in healthcare.”
SGU remains committed to helping Grenadians navigate this global health crisis, with its sights on a return to a healthy environment and economic stability. The University is proud of its long history of mutual support in the Grenada community. As in past crises, SGU stands with the people and Government of Grenada to address any challenges and provide appropriate support wherever needed.