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COVID-19 | Kingswood University’s Latest Update

April 28, 2020

New Brunswick residents have fared well during the COVID-19 outbreak. As of April 28th, there are only 7 active cases in the province. The NB government has reported 118 cases with 111 recoveries and zero deaths. The cautious easing of restrictions has begun.

To provide a healthy and safe environment for our students and staff at Kingswood, we will continue to adhere to all New Brunswick and Canadian health guidelines and requirements.  We remain optimistic that our campus and on-site classes will reopen in the fall of 2020. To that end, we are making preparations now to have safeguards in place in compliance with best practices, as outlined by our provincial and federal governments. These include:

  • Hand sanitizing units available in buildings
  • Hand washing stations
  • Classrooms arranged for physical distancing
  • Safe distancing for chapel seating and worship teams
  • Residence living protocols that mitigate risk
  • Dining Hall food service and seating protocols
  • Sanitizing practices for shared spaces

The well-being of all students and staff of Kingswood continues to be our priority.

March 18, 2020

In the face of the increasing threat posed by the coronavirus, Kingswood University has moved all classes to a distance education format and suspended all student on-campus activities.  All campus offices remain open to serve our students, prospective students, alumni and other constituents across North America and around the world.. We are continually monitoring and abiding by all federal and provincial public health guidelines. All classes will resume Monday, March 23rd through distance education.  In this way, all students will be able to complete their academic program for the spring semester.  We are working one-on-one with our fourth-year students engaged in their Supervised Ministry Experience to allow them to successfully complete their academic program.  A decision will be made by the end of March regarding spring graduation activities.

By Friday, March 20, all students will have returned home or made other living arrangements, including all international students.  Townhouse residents have been permitted to remain since their living arrangements are self-contained. Residence hall students will be receiving a rebate for a prorated portion of their room and board.  Residence halls and all facilities will now undergo deep cleaning. The early departure of students will permit the planned renovations of Stairs Hall to begin ahead of schedule. For any questions related to residence life or plant operations, please contact Rev. Kirk Sabine at 506-432-4408 or sabinek@kingswood.edu.  For questions related to academics, please contact Dr. Janet Starks at 506-432-4407 or starksj@kingswood.edu.  For all other questions, please contact President Steve Lennox at 506-432-4411 or lennoxs@kingswood.edu. Such times remind us of our dependence on God.  We remain confident, not because we know the future, but because we know and follow the One who does.  Thank you for your prayers on behalf of our students and staff during these days.

Be still and know that I am God