Phase 2 of Reopening of University of The Bahamas To Commence 1st July

Phase 2 of Reopening of University of The Bahamas To Commence 1st July

25th June 2020


University community,

Please be advised that a five-phase reopening plan is guiding the safe resumption of on-site operations across the University’s campuses and centres. The plan, accessible here and attached, was developed based on the recommendations of the University’s COVID-19 Task Force appointed in February 2020. The aim is to protect the health and safety of the University community and the public, reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19, and carefully transition into a new era for academic and administrative operations, business enterprises, and eventually, our social life. The activation of each phase of the reopening plan is contingent upon national health protocols and emergency orders as well as the procurement and implementation of appropriate sanitization systems.

Under phase 1 of the plan, offices performing essential functions have either continued their duties or already resumed on-site operations for employees inclusive of University Police and Security, Physical Plant, Office of Information Technology (OIT) and Finance/Business Office.

Effective Wednesday 1st July, phase 2 of the reopening plan will commence and the following office operations will resume at the Oakes Field Campus for employees only. Therefore, employees are to report for duty accordingly:

  • Finance/Business Office
  • OIT
  • Physical Plant
  • Offices in the Portia M. Smith Building
  • Testing Services
  • Health Services (for emergencies only via tele-health and tele-medicine). Please contact 302-4379 or 302-4556 or email at for assistance.

Further, effective Wednesday 1st July, additional office operations will resume for employees only at the UB-North campus in Grand Bahama including:

  • University Police and Security,
  • OIT,
  • Physical Plant,
  • Office of Recruitment and Admissions.

For the protection of their health and welfare, employees who are most vulnerable in high-risk medical categories and who wish to continue working remotely are to present documented medical certification to their immediate supervisors as soon as possible.

Please be assured that the University has expended much time and effort on attempting to source the necessary cleaning, disinfecting and sanitizing supplies and equipment; training for custodial staff; and developing a thorough and sustained system of cleaning. Additional announcements regarding the commencement of each phase of the reopening plan will be made accordingly.



Office of University Relations
University of The Bahamas
2nd Floor, Michael H. Eldon Complex
University Drive, Oakes Field Campus
P.O. Box N-4912
Nassau, The Bahamas
Tel: (242) 302-4355/4354/4365


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