St. Kitts Welcomes 158 Ross University Students

Basseterre, St. Kitts, September 3, 2020 (ZIZ News):The Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis welcomed a second batch of students from the Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM) who arrived at the R. L Bradshaw International Airport on Wednesday September 2 2020.

ZIZ understands that a total of 158 students and faculty disembarked the aircraft to prepare for the start of the next Academic semester.

This group follows the first batch of students who returned to the RUSVM campus after a successful execution of a similar plan in July.

The Ministry of Health and the National COVID-19 Task Force collaborated with the Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine to develop a robust plan to facilitate the return of the students. It includes pre-screening for signs of COVID-19, testing for COVID-19 immediately before their return to the Federation and again immediately upon arrival into St. Kitts.

A two-week quarantine period in on campus housing, under physician care began on the 2nd September under the supervision of the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force and the St. Kitts-Nevis Defence Force.

Chair of the National COVID-19 Taskforce, Abdias Samuel, thanked all involved for making the return possible.

I want to thank the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force, the St. Kitts-Nevis Defence Force along with the members of the taskforce and also members of the HEOC in collaboration with the Ross University Faculty who have been working assiduously on the ground to ensure that all the protocols and procedures are followed to ensure a smooth process”, he expressed.

In a statement released by Ross University, Dean of RUSVM Sean Callanan states, “Our partnership with the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis has been instrumental in facilitating a safe return for our students and all community members.”

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