The New Zealand Government has placed the country in full lockdown for at least the next four weeks as part of an unparalleled public health response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This means that our students, staff and all members of the public must remain in their homes. I am writing to provide you with some updates regarding the University’s response to this situation. 新西兰政府已决定至少在未来4周内全面禁闭，这是为应对COVID-19而采取的前所未有的公共卫生措施的一部分。这意味着我们的学生、工作人员和所有公众成员都必须呆在家里。我写这封信是为了给你提供一些关于大学对这种情况的反应的最新情况。
ALL COURSES AVAILABLE ONLINE: Starting today, Monday 30 March, all “papers” (courses) at the University of Otago, are being delivered online. Students have received information from their academic coordinators or lecturers via the University’s “Blackboard” student portal and via email during the weekend. 从今天(3月30日星期一)开始，奥塔哥大学的所有“论文/学术”(课程)都将在网上授课。周末期间，学生们通过学校的“黑板”学生门户网站和电子邮件收到了学术协调员或讲师的信息。 The specific details regarding all academic matters (e.g. lectures, tutorials, assignments and examinations) for each paper will be communicated directly to students directly by each academic coordinator/lecturers. Although not all details are confirmed at this stage (e.g. how examinations will be conducted for students studying online), our academics will work with the students directly to keep them updated as those decisions are confirmed. 每一个学术课程的的具体学术细节(如讲座、辅导课、作业和考试)将由每一位学术协调员/讲师直接告知学生。虽然现阶段并没有确定所有的细节(例如如何为网上学习的学生举行考试)，但我们的学术机构会与学生直接合作，一旦这些决定得到确认，便会向他们提供最新消息。
For now, all of our students, wherever they are located, should be able to continue their learning. If they experience any technical difficulties, students should contact our Ask Otago service 现在，我们所有的学生，不管他们在哪里，都应该能够继续学习。如果学生遇到任何技术上的困难，请联系我们的Ask Otago服务university@otago.ac.nz.
PASTORAL CARE AND SUPPORT FOR STUDENTS DURING LOCKDOWN: 关校期间对学生的关怀和支持: The University of Otago is committed to ensuring appropriate pastoral care is available to all of our students, alongside academic support, wherever they continue their learning with us. 奥塔哥大学致力于确保我们所有的学生都能得到适当的教牧关怀，以及学术支持，无论他们在哪里继续与我们一起学习。 While some students have returned to their home country following requests from partner institutes or their government, there are still many international and domestic students who remain at our University campus locations. 虽然一些学生已应合作院校或其政府的要求返回本国，但仍有许多国际和国内学生留在我们的大学校园。 Our residential colleges remain open and dedicated college staff remain on hand to support students living in this type of accommodation. 我们的住宿学院仍然开放，专职的学院工作人员随时准备支持住在这种宿舍里的学生。 Our University-owned flats “UniFlats” also remain open and available to our exchange and Study Abroad students remaining in New Zealand, along with the support team that manages this accommodation. 我们的大学公寓“UniFlats”也仍然开放，并向我们留在新西兰的交换生和留学生开放，以及管理该住宿的支持团队。
We also have many students living in private flats or houses that are not owned by the University. In order to ensure we are aware of where students are and to be able to offer appropriate support, we have requested all students not living in University-owned colleges or UniFlats, to please register with our Ask Otago service so that they can receive a daily wellness check and be in touch with the University during the lockdown period. Students have received this information through their Otago student email and also via Blackboard, the student portal. 我们也有很多学生住在非学校所有的私人公寓或房子里。为了确保我们知道学生在哪里,能够提供适当的支持,我们不要求所有的学生都住在程式化学院或UniFlats,请注册我们的奥塔哥问服务,这样他们就可以得到一个日常健康检查和接触大学在封锁期间。学生们已经通过他们的Otago学生邮箱以及学生门户Blackboard收到了这些信息。
International students are also invited to connect with our International Student Support team on a daily basis, as part of an “International Café”. This is a welcoming and relaxed virtual meet up, via Zoom, to bring students together with pastoral care staff during the lockdown period. It is also an opportunity for students who have returned to their home country but will be continuing studies online to connect with the University of Otago and fellow students. The International Café Zoom is held daily and this information has been communicated directly to students via the Blackboard student portal. Students who prefer to meet (virtually) one-on-one with an International Student Advisor can email the International Student Support team at firstname.lastname@example.org. 国际学生也被邀请与我们的国际学生支持团队联系，作为日常工作的一部分
Thank you for your patience and understanding as we have been working through the shift to online delivery of all papers and shifting the International Office teams and support service to working from home. We will continue to update you as and when key developments take place. You are also welcome to refer to information on our website: www.otago.ac.nz/coronavirus 感谢您的耐心和理解，我们一直在努力实现所有文件的在线授课，并将国际办公室团队和支持服务转移到在家办公。我们会继续向你提供最新的消息。您也可以浏览我们的网站:www.otago.ac.nz/coronavirus