Belmopan, Belize: Only the fully immunized students would be permitted to attend the offline classes at the University of Belize for the 2021-2022 Semester (January to May).
The students are required to present proof of vaccination by December 31, 2021, to their respective faculties or departments. The professors, faculty and other staff of the university would also be needed to show proof of their COVID-19 vaccination to the Human Resources Department on or before December 15, 2021.
The faculty and the other employees who are not inoculated against the deadliest mutant would have to submit a negative Rapid Antigen Test every two weeks. This negative test could be presented by them before coming to the campus via email to the Human Resources Office.
Besides this, the students coming for the face-to-face classes would have to strictly adhere to the COVID-19 health protocols established by the Ministry of Health, which includes wearing face masks, maintaining social distance and sanitizing frequently.
Meanwhile, the University of Belize authorities, while making the announcement, highlighted that their campus aims to provide quality education and professional training to its students, noting that it only could be accomplished by the support of everyone.
The university added, “We protect each other to combat this COVID-19 pandemic“.
The COVID-19 vaccination rate in Belize –
According to the statistics, so far there are a total of 228,517 individuals have received atleast one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, which gauges for 57.5 percent of its total population.
On the other hand, a total of 195 230 citizens of the island are fully vaccinated by taking the required number of the WHO-approved COVID-19 vaccines, and this counts for 49.1 percent of the total population.
While the data reveals that around 42,7 percent of world’s total population is now fully immunized against the deadliest COVID-19 virus.