Coronavirus Live Updates
Here you will find the most recent updates regarding the Coronavirus from the press room of the Cayman Islands Government, Hazard Management & other relevant community info.
New cough that won’t go away? Feeling feverish? Visit https://t.co/2mvy98nWLp for the self-assessment tool to quickly check if your symptoms might be #coronavirus and what to do next. pic.twitter.com/9jphhOzr9X— Cayman Government (@caymangovt) March 30, 2020
Cayman Islands COVID-19 Dashboard
Released March 30 2020 3:54pm
Coronavirus Update Press Briefing March 30 2020
Released March 29 2020 4:48pm
Coronavirus Update Press Briefing March 29 2020
COVID 19 Saturday, 28 March 2020 Update • Premier encouraged persons to stay home unless picking up...Posted by HMCI on Saturday, March 28, 2020
Coronavirus Update Press Briefing March 28 2020
At 5:01am tomorrow, Saturday, 28 March, the transition to the new soft daytime curfew will begin and will continue to...Posted by The Cayman Islands Government on Friday, March 27, 2020
Premier Outlines COVID-19 Survival Plan CAYMAN ISLANDS (GIS) – Curfew restrictions will change from 5am tomorrow...Posted by HMCI on Friday, March 27, 2020
Today’s press conference brings more grounds for hope - Premier says now is not time to let our guard down - Stay Home!...Posted by HMCI on Friday, March 27, 2020
The NEOC Call Centre is available If you have a non-medical question about issues surrounding Coronavirus. You can...Posted by HMCI on Friday, March 27, 2020
Statement from the Governor's office
Released March 27 2020 4:45pm
Coronavirus Update Press Briefing March 27 2020
Today’s Dashboard (48 out of 48 negatives for virus returned)
Released March 26 2020 3:42pm
Coronavirus Update Press Briefing March 26 2020
Press Conference scheduled to start at 2 pm. Hoping for a glitch free start. Will forward the link as soon as it goes live.Posted by HMCI on Thursday, March 26, 2020
Judicial Administration Statement in Response to Country-wide Shut Down until Saturday Magistrates Court: Drug Court...Posted by HMCI on Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Extended Curfew for Cayman Islands The Cayman Islands Government will implement a curfew for all three Islands from 7pm...Posted by HMCI on Wednesday, March 25, 2020
COVID-19 in the Cayman Islands Update
March 25 2020
1. TWO (2) additional suspected cases have been confirmed as POSITIVE and another previously reported negative result has now been confirmed as POSITIVE. This brings the total now to NINE* (9) with 1 deceased.
(*This number includes 1 preliminary positive result tested locally but still awaiting confirmation from CARPHA.)
The 9 positive cases are broken down as follows:
- 6 related to Health City Cayman Islands (including the 1 deceased)
- 2 related to travel history outside the Cayman Islands
- 1 related to community transmission (still awaiting confirmation from CARPHA)
2. Effective 7:00pm tonight 25 March, the entire country will be placed on a 24-hour curfew ending at 5:00am on Saturday 28 March.
This is not for a 24-hour period, but for all hours in the day over the period of:
7:00pm 25 March -- 5:00am 28 March.
3. No businesses will be allowed to be opened during the new curfew period save for exemptions below.
The following organisations are permitted to conduct business during the curfew period for specific reasons. Not all staff in the organisation will be considered essential. The businesses will need to seek approval for specific staff members by contacting email@example.com.
- All emergency services (Police Service, 911 Call Centre, Fire Service, Prison Service, private security firms, and Customs & Border Control)
- Government Departments namely: DOE (for marine enforcement), MRCU (for spraying and mosquito control), DCFS (for emergency family work), National Weather Service, CIAA (and Island Paving) (for continuing the runway works), CAA, DVES (for emergency vehicle service only)
- Solid waste (Department of Environmental Health, Island Waste Carriers, and JUNK)
- Medical facilities (Health Services Authority, Health City Cayman Islands, CTMH Doctor's Hospital, ambulance services, and all private doctor's offices for personal emergency care)
- Food & Warehouse Distributors (Only staff that are shipping, receiving, or warehouse processing)
- Restaurants (for delivery ONLY; staff including cooks and delivery drivers)
- Charity Organisations that provide emergency/urgent care: Meals on Wheels, Cayman Crisis Centre, Jasmine Hospice, and Feed Our Future.
- Specialist Care: Elderly/vulnerable; veterinary services (for emergency care only); care for animals in captivity;
- Utilities & Infrastructure (Port Authority, Water Authority - Cayman, Cayman Water Company, CUC, C3, Logic, Digicel, and FLOW)
- Members of the press and other media
- Minister/Members of Cabinet and the Legislative Assembly
- Office of the Premier staff
- Office of HE The Governor staff
- Cabinet Office staff
- Director of Public Prosecution staff
- Judicial Administration staff
- Attorney General Chambers staff
- NEOC Members
Coronavirus Update Press Briefing March 25 2020
Government Press conference for March 25 (re: Coronavirus) has been delayed and will occur this afternoon instead of 11...Posted by HMCI on Wednesday, March 25, 2020
March 24 2020 Update
Released March 24 2020 9:18pm
Today’s need to know is as follows: Medical News The Cayman Islands has its first case of suspected community...Posted by HMCI on Tuesday, March 24, 2020
WORC Offices Closed due to COVID-19 – Advises persons to shelter in place at home
Released March 24 2020 8:20pm
Due to the COVID-19 “Shelter in place at home” suppression measures, the WORC offices will be closed from March 25th until April 5th 2020.
Individuals with work permit facilities that expire during this period may continue working on the same terms and will be required to report to WORC once the shelter in place at home measure is lifted.
Permanent Residency holders whose right to work fees become due during this period may also continue to work under the same terms and submit the requisite payment and documentation to WORC once the shelter in place at home measure is lifted.
For information email firstname.lastname@example.org or WhatsApp 925-7199.
Do your part to save lives. #SocialDistancingisCaymanKind
For official government statements and information on COVID-19 visit www.gov.ky/coronavirus.
HSA Pharmacies expand refill services with WhatsApp
Released March 24 2020 4:56pm
The Cayman Islands Health Services Authority Pharmacy has launched a WhatsApp service allowing members of the public requiring prescription refills to submit them via WhatsApp for next day pick up across all HSA pharmacies. Persons utilizing this service are to take a photo of their prescription label and send it to 925-6534 (Grand Cayman) and 916-9555 (Sister Islands).
The Cayman Islands Hospital Pharmacy has new hours of operation 7am – 5:30pm Monday – Friday and 8:00am – 5:30pm Saturday & Sunday to accommodate the Government’s mandatory island-wide curfew. Over the coming days an alternative collection point for refills will be announced to help reduce the amount of persons needing to come to the main pharmacy. “We have seen a spike in demand due to new guidance issued calling for social distancing and self-isolation,” said Colin Medford, HSA Chief Pharmacist. “Similar to the protocol practiced during hurricane season, we are able to dispense one month of medication at a time and in most cases, persons with available refills, who have not received these medications in the past two weeks, can request an extra month’s supply.” We encourage persons who require a refill to avail of our refill resources in order reduce their need to travel or wait in line in public spaces.”
Prescriptions refill options:
- Phone – Call 244-2715 or 244-2716
- WhatsApp - send a photo of your prescription label to the pharmacy is now 925-6534 (Grand Cayman) and 916-9555 (Sister Islands)
- Online - fill out the online form on the HSA website www.hsa.ky
- Dropbox - refill drop box service is located outside of the Cayman Islands Hospital Pharmacy
- In person (same day refill)
- Civil Servants at the Government Administration Building can call request refills which are delivered daily (Monday – Friday) to GAB
- Refills can also be called into the General Practice Clinic 244-7520 or 244-7683.
All refills will be ready within 24 hours. If you have a new prescription, these can be submitted in the in person for same day pick up or in the drop box for next day pick-up. If you require a new prescription, please contact your doctor. Doctors may fax prescriptions to 244-2714 or email email@example.com
District Health Centre pharmacy locations which were previously opened until 8pm will now close at 5:00pm For more information and hours of operation visit www.hsa.ky
Coronavirus Update Press Briefing March 24 2020
Released March 24 2020 4:45pm
Supermarket Opening Hours With Effect Today 24th March 2020
Released March 24 2020 3:45pm
Hurleys Marketplace - Monday Through Saturday 7am - 6pm
Fosters - Monday Through Saturday 6am - 6pm / Sunday 9am - 5pm
Kirk Market - Monday Through Saturday 7am - 6pm
CostULess - Monday Through Saturday 8am - 6pm
Spreading Fake News Is A Criminal Offense
Released March 24 2020 1:45pm
The Governor @martynroper reiterated again today that spreading fake news is a criminal offence and should be reported to the police.— Cayman Government (@caymangovt) March 24, 2020
Remember: if it doesn't sound right or you haven't heard the information before, use a reliable source for verification https://t.co/2mvy98nWLp. pic.twitter.com/AKE1YvTNVN
Statement from the Governor's office
Released March 24 2020 11:45am
Coronavirus Update Press Briefing March 24 2020
Released March 24 2020 10:01am
Updates as of March 23 2020
Released March 23 2020 4:01pm
Coronavirus Update Press Briefing March 23 2020
Released March 23 2020 2:01pm
CIBC FIRSTCARIBBEAN OFFERS SPECIAL FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO CLIENTS AFFECTED BY COVID – 19
Released March 23nd 12:35pm
Cayman Supermarkets Set Product Limits
Released March 23nd 9:00am
Supermarkets set purchase limits on grocery, frozen and HBC department items.
Over the last two weeks, the island has watched as cases of COVID-19 spread across the globe forcing countries to close borders and take drastic measures to protect their citizens.
Around the world, disinfectants, shelf-stable grocery items and analgesics have been in extremely high demand putting strain on manufacturing and supply chains.Foster’s Supermarket, Priced Right, Kirk Market, and Hurley’s Marketplace have come together to address the effects COVID-19 has had on the production and supply of products.
While we’re all still receiving multiple shipments per week, the challenges we continue to face to ensure products are on the shelves are many.In an effort to ensure product is available for as many of our country’s citizens as possible, we have decided to implement the following product limits across all Foster’s Supermarket, Priced Right, Kirk Market, and Hurley’s Marketplace locations, effective Monday, March 23rd:
• Limit 2 products, per UPC, per customer on the entire grocery, frozen, and health & beauty care department items.
• The meat, seafood, produce, dairy, deli and bakery departments will remain limit free.
As an example, a customer can purchase two Quaker Instant Oatmeal Original Flavor, two Quaker Instant Oatmeal Variety Packs, and two Tombstone Frozen Pizzas at the same time.All Foster’s Supermarket, Hurley’s Marketplace, Kirk Market, and Priced Right locations will implement the above limits.
While this limit may seem like it could be cause for panic, it’s not. Shipments are still coming in multiple times a week and the supermarkets are still sourcing product from any quality source we can.We’ve come together to help ensure product is available for as many people as possible during this uncertain time.
Putting the product limits in place stops panic buying and should keep products on the shelf longer.In speaking with our suppliers, we will continue to get product and shipping lines continue to say that the ships will sail.We continue to urge people to look at their shopping and consumption habits during this time, and plan for the coming weeks.
While the uncertainty around COVID-19 remains, customers can rest assured that the supermarkets in Cayman are taking action to keep shelves stocked and stores clean for customers.
We’re committed to providing the best service possible, and we ask that the community remain calm, think rationally and use proper hygiene practices throughout the day. We recommend designating one shopper per household to reduce the number of people in store and avoid doubling up on items.
When in store, maintain safe social distancing, use a debit or credit card to pay when possible, and sanitize your hands and the shopping cart or basket handles when entering the store.
Customers with questions on product availability can speak to team members in store, email the store directly or reach out to the supermarket’s respective social media channels.
Isolation Order For Returning Travelers
Released March 22nd 5:00pm
Cayman Islands COVID 19 Dashboard
Released March 22nd 3:00pm
New Confidential Mental Health Helpline Launches
Released March 22nd 2:00pm
New Confidential Mental Health Helpline Launches Persons having difficulty coping and managing stress during these...Posted by HMCI on Sunday, March 22, 2020
Travelers returning from Abroad and Sister Islands travel
Released March 22nd 12:56pm
From John Lee (CMO Cayman)
Released March 22nd 12:39pm
CMO Orders Self-isolation
Released March 22nd 10:04am
World Water Day
Released March 22nd 9:01am
Education, Agriculture Updates for COVID-19
Released March 21st 7:09pm
Ministry Considers Support for Non-Caymanians
Released March 21st 7:05pm
Statement from the Chief Medical Officer, Dr John Lee
Released March 21st 1:49pm
Isolation Facility Drop-off Hours Change
Released March 21st 1:48pm
Student Taken To Hospital For Assessment
Released March 21st 12:54pm
No further COVID-19 cases among Health City staff
Released March 20th 4:15pm
No further COVID-19 cases among Health City staff CAYMAN ISLANDS (March 20, 2020) – Health City Cayman Islands is...Posted by HMCI on Friday, March 20, 2020
Centre for Business Development To Open
Released March 20th 3:50pm
Centre for Business Development To Open Commerce Minister Hon. Joey Hew recently (Wednesday, March 18) announced that...Posted by HMCI on Friday, March 20, 2020
CBC Extensions & Visa Counters Closing 23 March
Released March 20th 3:45pm
CBC Extensions & Visa Counters Closing 23 March Customs & Border Control would like to let the public know that the...Posted by HMCI on Friday, March 20, 2020
Press Conference - Key Details
Released March 20th 3:15pm
Press Conference March 20, 2020 Key Details 23 additional test samples results announced today (local testing) all...Posted by HMCI on Friday, March 20, 2020
Press conference from the CI Government on the Coronavirus Update - March 20th 2020 2:10pm
Updated Travel Advisory
Released March 19th 9:41pm
Update for March 19th 2020
Released March 19th 9:39pm
Water Authority Office Closure
Released March 19th 5:07pm
Government Schools Outline Plans for Continuation of Learning
Released March 19th 5:20pm
Government Schools Outline Plans for Continuation of Learning Minister for Education, The Honourable Juliana...Posted by HMCI on Thursday, March 19, 2020
An update from H.E. The Governor Martyn Roper
Released March 19th 5:15pm
Cayman Port Authority COVID-19 Update
Released March 19th 2020
This is to advise that the Port Authority of the Cayman Islands is proactively monitoring the COVID-19 situation. As the situation continues to evolve, the Port Authority is focused on the health and well-being of our staff and customers. The following hygiene recommendations, which have been circulated by the Public Health Authorities, are reproduced below:
Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly.
Cover your nose and mouth when sneezing or coughing.
Maintain a social distance of 6 feet between persons.
Stay at home if you feel ill; call the Flu Hotline (1-800-534-8600 or (345) 947-3077) if you are uncertain of your condition.
To assist with maintaining the 6 feet distance between customers in line there will be indicators on the floor at our Billing Office on Portland Road and our Customer Service Office at the Berkley Bush Cargo Distribution Centre.
In addition, we encourage that customers who have established accounts with us to use the online facility to make payments and clear cargo, instead of visiting the Billing Office. If you do not have an account and would like one, please visit our website at www.caymanport.com to sign up. For questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We strongly encourage our customers to remain calm and sensitive and avoid unnecessary panic and misinformation. We will keep everyone informed of changes via postings to our website and social media platforms. We have developed our contingency plan to ensure the continuous flow of cargo into the Cayman Islands and the continuous operation of our offices.
Press conference from the CI Government on the Coronavirus Update - March 19th 2020 2:10pm
Returning From Overseas To The Cayman Islands
Students Returning From Overseas
Released March 18th 9:20pm
March 18 Press Conference
Released March 18th 5:43pm
Press conference from the CI Government on the Coronavirus Update - March 18th 2020 3:25pm
Water Authority Payment Deferral Policy in response to COVID-19
Released March 18th 3:15pm
Island Grub still offering food delivery
Released March 18th 2:15pm
Island Grub will be offering food and beverage businesses who would like to offer delivery and takeout a turnkey local online ordering platform.
Use this online platform and transform your wait staff to drivers or dispatchers!
Keep your staff on island and stay connected to your customers
Reach out to email@example.com today
and find out how you can keep your customers fed and happy!
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The number one source for food and beverage listings on Grand Cayman!
Wendy’s take-out still available
Released March 18th 2:00pm
The Awesome Baconator and other Wendy’s favourites are still available for take out and drive through at Wendy's Seven Mile Beach and Savannah locations
Travel Advisory Information
Released March 17th 10:27pm
Clarification on Self-Isolation
Released March 17th 8:18pm
HMCIPS Takes Steps to Protect Prisoners against COVID-19
Released March 17th 7:57pm
CBC Visitor Extension Process Varied – COVID-19 Measures
Released March 17th 7:53pm
DCI’s Counter will Close Earlier to the Public
Released March 17th 7:52pm
The Department of Commerce and Investment (DCI) wishes to advise the public of the following:
Counter at the Government Administration Building will be closed one hour earlier to the public each day, starting Wednesday, March 18, 3:00 p.m.;
The Trade and Business Licensing Board meeting scheduled for today, March 17 is cancelled and has been tentatively rescheduled for Tuesday, March 31, 2020; and
DCI is unable to guarantee its usual express services for trade and business licence applications.
Members of the public are reminded to use the government online platforms, www.eservices.gov.ky or www.dci.gov.ky to apply for or renew trade or business licences. They can also email firstname.lastname@example.org for trade and business and other licensing information.
All International Mail Services Suspended
Released March 17th 7:55pm
Cayman Airways - Flight Availability to leave Island
Released March 17th 4:30pm
Cayman Airways assures the public that seats are available for persons wishing to leave the Cayman, and for those seeking to return home to Cayman, before the closure of the country’s airports at 11:59pm on Sunday March 22, 2020. See link to learn more: https://t.co/z5CQVcGGLW pic.twitter.com/f3Z1pmTcsE— Cayman Airways (@CaymanAirways) March 17, 2020
Information on self isolation
Released March 17th 4:17pm
Government Press Briefing - Key Details
Released March 17th 3.00pm
Press conference from the CI Government on the Coronavirus Update - March 17th 2020 2:30pm
Judicial Administration Coronavirus COVID-19 Update
Released March 17th 2.00pm
Ministry Suspends Visitors to Group Homes
Released March 17th 10.30am
Regiment Officers Assisting HMCI
Released March 17th 10.22am
Officers from the new Cayman Islands Regiment have been deployed to support the staff in Hazard Management Cayman Islands (HMCI) as the department works hard on planning to assist with the Government’s response to COVID 19. The officers have recently returned from training in Bermuda and will assist HMCI with logistical planning and support.
The Regiment team is also drawing up plans to take forward the recruitment of the first 50 volunteer reservists for the Regiment and more details on this will be released shortly.
Governor Martyn Roper said: “Although the COVID 19 emergency has come before we have been able to recruit reservists for the Cayman Regiment, it is great that the officers that were recently trained in Bermuda are able to support the planning work that is going on. We will also continue to plan recruitment for the Regiment in the coming months. Current events underline the usefulness of having a military team that can assist us in times of need.”
Premier’s update on COVID 19
Released March 16th 5.20pm
DEH Advises Food Business Operators, Food Handlers on Preventative Measures to Minimise the Future Spread of Coronavirus
Released March 16th 5:15pm
Fosters - Dedicated Shopping Hour
Released March 16th 2020 3:00pm
To assist those who are more vulnerable within our community, we will have a dedicated shopping hour from 6AM-7AM for the elderly and those with a disability. This will come into effect from tomorrow (Tuesday 17th March), at all Foster's Supermarket and Priced Right locations.
The wider public are asked to respect this hour as it has been allocated for the elderly and disabled.
DELI & BAKERY CHANGES
During this unprecedented time, we have decided to make changes to our deli and food bar areas. From tomorrow (Tuesday 17th March), the following changes come into effect:
Salad bars at all Foster's locations will be closed, replaced with pre-packaged salads.
Hot bars at all Foster's locations will be changed from self-serve to service only, with a reduced menu offering. We will continue to sanitize and replace serving utensils every 20-30 minutes.
All items in the self-serve pastry cases will be pre-packaged in individual bags.
Thank you for your support and understanding during this time, and we encourage you to continue to follow best hygiene practices, support each other over the next few weeks, and avoid panic buying. As we continue through these uncertain times, we encourage you to responsibly consume the product you've purchased to help conserve stock levels for others in the community.
CAL adjusts booking processes and limits cash transactions
Released March 16, 2020 2:03PM
Press conference from the CI Government on the Coronavirus Update - March 16th 2020 2:15pm
First Coronavirus Patient Passes
Published 14th March 2020, 10:25am
Government Statement on Passing of COVID-19 Patient
CAYMAN ISLANDS (GIS) – Health City Cayman Islands today Saturday 14 March 2020 announced the passing of the 68-year-old patient who was confirmed as the first COVID-19 case in the Cayman Islands.
Government, including His Excellency the Governor, the Premier, Hon. Alden McLaughlin and Minister Dwayne Seymour, extend condolences to the wife and family of the cardiac patient who was travelling on a cruise ship when he was admitted to Health City in critical condition for urgent cardiac treatment on 29 February.
On the way to the Cayman Islands, the patient had two cardiac arrests and was resuscitated. He had a prior medical history of cardiac issues. On arrival in George Town, he was rushed by ambulance to Health City where he was being treated in isolation at the tertiary care facility’s Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU).
Health City Statement
Published 13th March 2020, 11:8am
HEALTH CITY ISSUES COVID-19 UPDATE
CAYMAN ISLANDS (March 13, 2020) – Health City Cayman Islands is reporting a positive result for COVID-19 in a patient being treated in isolation at the tertiary care facility’s Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU).
The 68-year-old man is an emergency patient traveling on a cruise ship, who was admitted to Health City in critical condition for lifesaving cardiac treatment. On the way to the Cayman Islands, the patient had two cardiac arrests and was resuscitated. He had a prior medical history of cardiac issues.
On arrival in George Town, he was rushed by ambulance to Health City.
The man embarked on his cruise on February 25 and arrived in the Cayman Islands on February 29.
First Case of COVID-19
Published 12th March 2020, 5:53pm
First Case of COVID-19 in Cayman Islands Confirmed
CAYMAN ISLANDS (GIS) – The Public Health Department confirms that one of the persons tested recently for the novel coronavirus has tested positive.
“The patient is a visitor who was transferred from a cruise ship for a critical cardiac issue,” said Medical Health Officer, Dr. Samuel Williams-Rodriguez. The ship did not disembark visitors.
Dr. Williams continued, “The patient was doing well but subsequently developed breathing difficulties, was isolated and a test taken has confirmed is suffering with the novel coronavirus.”
The remainder of the samples sent to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) for testing on Monday, 9 March came back negative today (Thursday, 12 March 2020).
Coronavirus Information Resource
Published 12th March 2020, 2:28pm
For all the latest information on the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Government has set up a stand alone site.
Please visit https://www.exploregov.ky/coronavirus for practical advice about what you should do if you feel unwell and many other questions relating to the virus.
There is also a frequently asked questions section and many other areas.
If you have a health related question about Coronavirus you can call the Flu Hotlines on 1 800 534 8600 (Flow) or 947 3077 (Digicel).
No Suspected Cases of Virus at CIFEC
Published 11th March 2020, 6:31pm
Department of Education Services (DES) Dispels Rumours of
Any Coronavirus Cases in Government Schools
The Department of Education Services (DES) assures the public that there are currently no suspected cases of COVID-19 Coronavirus at the Cayman Islands Further Education Centre (CIFEC). Further, Government schools remain open and fully operational despite false information that is currently being circulated in the community.
“All schools have received Coronavirus Response Procedures as a precautionary measure and will adhere to these procedures to ensure the well-being of students and staff. We are committed to keeping parents, guardians and the wider public well-informed of any developments as they arise. As educators, we are also child-care practitioners, therefore we take this matter very seriously as our priority is always what is best for our students, including their health and safety. We also urge members of the public to desist from spreading unsubstantiated information that will only incite fear and panic among the general population. We must all strive to act responsibly while we remain vigilant and proactive as concerned citizens, ” commented DES Acting Director Tammy Hopkins.
Samples being sent for Virus Test
Published 9th March 2020, 5:20pm
First Samples Sent for Testing
The Public Health Department is sending five samples to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) to be tested for the coronavirus, (COVID-19) for a number of people who are feeling unwell and have recently travelled to countries who are experiencing an outbreak. They remain isolated at home, except for one visitor who is an inpatient at Health City Cayman Islands.
The citizens are being monitored by Public Health officials. The inpatient at Health City Cayman Islands is a visitor who was admitted for a cardiac-event, but has subsequently developed respiratory symptoms typical with cardiac recovery however out of an abundance of caution is being isolated as a result.
Sample tests will be sent to CARPHA today (Monday, 9 March 2020), which is the agreed schedule for sending infectious material by courier between the Health Services Authority and the CARPHA laboratory. The results are expected within six days.
Published 9th March 2020, 1:15pm
COVID-19: Cruise line cancels call to the Cayman Islands
GRAND CAYMAN (GIS) - The Ministry of Health, Public Health Department and the management of the Health Services Authority (HSA) are aware that reports are being received that the Caribbean Princess has been ordered to return to port in Miami by the Centers of Disease Control (CDC) in the USA due to concerns over two crew members who are physically well but may have been exposed to COVID-19.
This ship has anchored in Grand Cayman in order to offload two people who are critically ill with issues that appear unrelated to the COVID-19 outbreak. These two passengers will be transported directly to the airport for medical evacuation to Florida. Some clinical samples will also be travelling with them. All appropriate measures are being undertaken to ensure the safety of staff involved, and the vehicles being deployed. Ambulance crews routinely manage patients who have infectious conditions and are aware of the required action.
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