Further to our previous message, this email provides an update for our education partner agencies on developments in New Zealand and at Massey University. As the COVID-19 situation continues to escalate globally, all Massey students (both domestic and international) are naturally anxious about the disruption to their studies. These are uncertain times, but I wanted to assure you, as one of our partner agencies, that we are continuing to work very hard to keep our students safe and well supported during this difficult period. 除了我们之前的信息，这封电子邮件提供了新西兰和梅西大学的最新发展。随着COVID-19在全球范围内的不断升级，所有梅西的学生(国内和国际学生)自然会担心他们的学习受到干扰。这些都是不确定的时期，但我想向你们保证，我们将继续努力工作，确保我们的学生在这一困难时期的安全和良好的支持。
As you will no doubt have heard, the Prime Minister of New Zealand has announced the country has moved to a Level 4 lockdown, for four weeks. This change in alert level means our University campuses have now ceased face-to-face teaching and all educational facilities nationwide will close, other than for the maintenance of essential services, such as those supporting students in accommodation. Other student services, like health and counselling and the Library, will deliver their services online. 毫无疑问，你已经听说了，新西兰总理宣布该国已经进入4级警戒，为期四周。警戒级别的变化意味着我们的大学校园现在已经停止了面对面教学，全国范围内的所有教育设施都将关闭，除了维持必要的服务，比如那些为学生提供住宿的设施。其他学生服务，如健康、咨询和图书馆，将在网上提供服务。
To allow students the opportunity to focus on themselves and their families at this difficult time, Massey has decided to commence mid-semester break immediately (two weeks early). The semester will recommence on April 20, in a digital environment, for all our students. 为了让学生有机会在这个困难的时刻关注自己和家人，Massey决定立即开始期中休息(提前两周)。新学期将于4月20日开始，在一个数字化的环境中，为了我们所有的学生 Student accommodation on all three campuses will remain open for all international student residents and we will continue to provide residents with the food, care and support services required throughout this period. 所有三个校区的学生宿舍将对所有国际学生开放，在此期间，我们将继续为学生提供所需的食物、照顾和支持服务。
The messages we have provided to all our students include:
l All courses that have moved online will resume after the semester break (20 April), so please continue to engage with your studies from home. –所有课程将从4.20起转到线上 l The Library and other student services will be open for online services only. All face-to-face services have now ceased. –图书馆和学生服务只提供线上支持。 l The deadline of all assessments due before the mid-semester break will be moved to the week of 20 April, or later. l A more comprehensive update on the implications for end-of-semester exams will be coming out shortly. l All classes that require specialist equipment, labs or studios are suspended and the relevant course coordinators will be in touch to explain what this means for students taking specific courses. l Recreation centres, daycare centres and food services, other than catering services for our students in campus accommodation, are now closed. l We encourage our students to regularly check Stream and www.massey.ac.nz/coronavirus for further updates.
We have also launched a special grant for students suffering hardship due to COVID-19. We believe this will help students to stay focused on their own wellbeing and learning during this challenging time. Students can apply for a grant of NZD $750.00 at COVID19.musa.org.nz/apply-here 我们还推出了一项特殊津贴，以帮助因COVID-19而陷入困境的学生。我们相信，这将有助于学生在这个充满挑战的时期专注于自己的健康和学习。学生可以在COVID19.musa.org.nz/apply-here申请750新西兰元的奖学金