Updated UB COVID-19 Policy
6th September 2021
The University continues to work to protect the collective safety and good health of the university community whilst ensuring the continued operation of the institution. After input from various stakeholders, a revised COVID-19 Policy has been prepared and vetted. This revised policy statement supersedes the previous announcement issued 2nd September 2021.
Effective Monday, 6th September 2021, all persons entering the campuses of University of The Bahamas must show proof of being fully vaccinated OR present a negative COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test. The Rapid Antigen Test result must be no older than five (5) days at the time of presentation.
For employees, residential students, coaches who must work on campus and students who must come on campus for course related activities during remote operations, but who are not fully vaccinated, University of The Bahamas will cover the cost of Rapid Antigen Tests until further notice, provided that proof of affiliation with UB is presented at the test site. Test sites include Eden Well locations, on and off campus. Testing stations by Doctors Hospital and Eden Well will be operational on Mondays 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and only Eden Well on Thursdays 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in Room #6 of the Culinary Arts and Tourism Studies (CATS) classroom block at the Oakes Field Campus; and at Cowpen Road (near Island Luck): https://goo.gl/maps/z9vJJtcDbnQHS9YY7; Cable Beach (Located near Island Luck): https://goo.gl/maps/DXA7NdMFN57g5Ccm8; Fox Hill (Located near Island Luck): https://goo.gl/maps/339cFftDnnPcmW37A; and Old Fort Bay Town Center (within the shopping plaza): https://goo.gl/maps/enwM6zy6mUy58Hj6A.
In Grand Bahama, UB-North faculty, students and staff may be tested by Doctors Hospital whose site is at the Geneva Wellness Centre, located at #3 East Beach Drive, Freeport, Grand Bahama. Their hours of operation are Monday to Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on weekends.
We thank you for your continued adherence to all COVID-19 safety protocols and invite your continued input as we navigate this pandemic together. Please know that temperatures will be checked at the entrance, masks must be worn at all times, social distancing must be adhered to, and all are reminded to wash or sanitize hands frequently.
Please direct questions or concerns to the email: UBcovid19@ub.edu.bs.
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
Chartered on 10th November 2016, University of The Bahamas (UB) is a beacon for national transformation. Approximately 5,000 students are enrolled in the University of The Bahamas system which includes campuses and centres on New Providence, Grand Bahama, and San Salvador, as well as UB online education. UB’s diverse academic programmes, research engagements, athletics and leadership development experiences equip our students to become global citizens in a dynamic world. For more information, visit www.ub.edu.bs.