COVID-19 Guidance for

the THTI Community

COVID-19 Guidance

Dear Students, Staff and Faculty,

Following the announcements by the Prime Minister, the Honourable, Dr. Keith Rowley that all schools, universities and places of learning will be closed until April 20, 2020 in order to stop the spread of Covid-19, the Tobago Hospitality & Tourism Institute has taken a number of measures. In our efforts to support the heath and safety of our students, faculty and staff, as well as the continuity of our institution in response to the impact of school closures we have instituted the following:

          Teaching will move online as of Monday March 23, 2020:

* Students must follow instructions provided for preparation for online learning and appropriate channels of communications. Details are provided by clicking on Student Resources

*Google Classroom will be used as the platform for teaching and learning. Students will be notified via email of the date and time established for the Orientation Session

Other important matters:

We continue to do everything we can to ensure that our students, staff and faculty are supported and continue to function as best as we can. We ask everyone to cooperate by reviewing and sharing the guidelines being provided to you. 

Please keep abreast of all developments.

 

Mr.  Stephen Sheppard

Chief Executive Officer

Tobago Hospitality & Tourism Institute

About Covid-19

The Ministry of Health continues to provide up-to-date information and guidelines for the country.

  • What is COVID-19

COVID-19, previously called the Novel Coronavirus, is part of a family of viruses that includes the common cold, SARS and MERS.

  • Symptoms of COVID-19

Similar to the common cold, COVID-19 is spread from person to person when an infected carrier coughs or sneezes. Symptoms of COVID-19 include: Fever, Coughing, Sore Throat, and in some cases Acute diarrhoea.

  • Prevention

Prevention is the most important action you can take to protect yourself and your family from getting COVID-19. The Ministry of Health urges the population to:

Wash your hands with soap and water: Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if water and soap are not available.

Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Dispose of tissue immediately after using. Cough and sneeze into the crook of your elbow if you do not have a tissue.

Avoid touching your face.

Practice social distancing (e.g. no kissing, hugging, or hand-shaking, avoid mass gatherings).

Stay home if you are ill. Avoid close contact with people who have flu-like symptoms.

Sanitize hard surfaces (e.g. table tops, hand rails, door knobs and trolleys) as often as possible.

Sanitize hands frequently with alcohol based sanitizer.

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Please keep abreast of all updates.

Alerts & Announcements:

As we continue to put things in place to ensure a smooth transition of our Institute during this period of COVID-19 pandemic, we wish to ensure learning and communication with our students, staff and other stakeholders continues as smoothly as possible. Click below to find out more about:

THTI Student Services WhatsApp Group 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the departments below:

Students: Student Services Department at studentservices@thti.edu.tt

Faculty: joanna.wothke@thti.edu.tt

Staff: human.resources@thti.edu.tt

General Public: info@thti.edu.tt

Latest News & Updates

WHO-UNICEF Webinars
 
April 14, 2020
WHO-UNICEF will be hosting the four (4) webinars below, each session will start at 7.00 am and will last for 1 hour:
  • Healthcare Waste Management – Tuesday 14th April 2020 
  • Hand Hygiene – Thursday 16th April 2020
  • Environmental Cleaning – Tuesday 21st April 2020
  • Sanitation – Thursday 23rdApril 2020
Register to join the webinars via Zoom https://who.zoom.us/1/414362052 

Launch of ‘Record’ Feature For Video Sessions

March 24, 2020

The THTI IT department has enabled the ‘record’ feature for Google Hangouts which means that Teachers can record all of their live video content for teaching sessions. This will allow teachers to save the recording for a specific session, attach and then upload it under the respective topic under the “Classwork” tab in Google Classroom. Students can then review the presented material at their convenience. This is especially useful to accommodate students who may not be able to log-on to a real-time session. Instructions on how to use video recording has been emailed to all Faculty.

Access to Online Books and Other Content

March 22, 2020

All THTI students and teachers have been given access to EBSCO – a leading provider of online research databases, e-journals, magazine subscriptions, e-books and other content.  Usernames and passwords were sent via email/WhatsaApp. EBSCO  link: https://search.ebscohost.com/Login.aspx
Additional online resources are available from Google digital database of full text books and magazines at: https://books.google.com/