Classes moved online, residence halls closed in response to COVID-19

Cheryl Sanders
March 17, 2020

Leadership of the Institution in the statement assured the University community that those measures were preventive and precautionary and that the risk of COVID-19 infection to individuals in University community to remain very low. A third student, who also lives off-campus, tested negative for the virus.

But despite the move - which will see students taught online - the two main libraries across the university's campuses in Canterbury and Medway will remain open.

As students depart, they are asked to practice social distancing on or off of campus.


It said the University's Emergency Response Team (UG ERT) had linked up with the national contact tracing team to enhance efforts.

Students that reside on campus have also been notified they should prepare to move out of the dorms by 5 p.m. Tuesday.

All FHSU events have been canceled, including testing services.


"As the University's policy, planning, and actions move forward, we should continue to be grounded in our fundamental goal of safeguarding the health of our faculty, staff, and students, and we should continue to be guided by the recommendations provided by our public health officials", Mason said. However, we understand that not all of our students have the ability to make it home during this time. We can not stress this enough - if you're not feeling well, or if you've been exposed to somebody presenting symptoms, or have tested positive, please do not come to work.

I recognize the transition to virtual and remote instruction presents challenges and poses a significant disruption to regular academic and residential activities.

"We are already working on alternative methods of examination and will provide you will more information as soon as we can".


We will continue to keep you informed on how COVID-19 will affect your Campbell experience over the next three weeks and beyond. Be safe and Go Camels!

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