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St. Matthew's University Schools of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine Information

St. Matthew's University is excited to welcome all students back to the University campus.

COVID-19 AND VACCINATION REQUIREMENTS 

For the most up-to-date information regarding coronavirus on Grand Cayman and the actions being taken in accordance with the situation, please navigate to the following link: https://www.exploregov.ky/coronavirus

Is the COVID-19 vaccine mandatory? 

Yes. As part of our plan for a safe return to campus life, COVID-19 vaccinations will be required for all returning students, faculty, staff, and administrators.

What safety measures and protocols have been put in place on campus to prevent the spread of the virus? 

The school has implemented the appropriate infection control public health measures to protect the St. Matthew's University community on campus. While the University community will be fully vaccinated, we continue to encourage everyone to follow the Cayman Islands Government safety guidelines. 

The re-opening of Grand Cayman remains a phased approach and is continuously monitored by the government, and the Cayman Government reserves the right to change any conditions at all times when the circumstances require such.

Do the student health insurance cover COVID treatment and testing? 

Yes, COVID-19 medical treatment is covered and considered like any other medical treatment. COVID-19 testing is covered if deemed medically necessary (does not include testing required for travel). The St. Matthew's University-sponsored health plan covers accidents or illnesses as described in the student health insurance brochure. https://www.uhcsr.com/faqs 

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS 

What are the travel requirements for traveling to Grand Cayman?  

Please see below for the following details regarding entry into Grand Cayman. 

Please read and review the links regarding travel to Grand Cayman -

Ensure you travel with a copy of your Cayman student visa approval letter, pre-arrival negative PCR testing result, Travel Cayman approval certificate, and your vaccination card. If you haven't already applied for a student visa this needs to be done IMMEDIATELY.

I am fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Will I need to quarantine when I get to Grand Cayman?

No. Vaccinated travelers are not required to quarantine.

Application process/requirements

Will St. Matthew's University admissions requirements/deadlines become more flexible or change as a result of COVID-19 disruptions? How will this impact my application review and decision on acceptance?

Our Admissions Committee has made a number of accommodations to provide extra flexibility to students affected by COVID-19. While there are no changes to our admission standards, the Admissions Committee understands that many external examinations have been canceled or postponed during this pandemic. We continue to monitor the changes and the availability of external test administrations and are prepared to offer conditional acceptances and exercise reasonable flexibility in making admissions decisions. Please contact your admissions officer or admissions@stmatthews.edu for specific details.

If my undergraduate institution has switched to virtual learning during this pandemic, will that affect my admissibility? 

We understand that the disruptions caused by the coronavirus may have changed the course of your education. Please be assured that your candidacy will not be negatively impacted by the fact that your labs/lectures were conducted virtually.

Thank you,

St. Matthew's University