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Public Health Officials Meet with Accommodations Sector on Covid-19 Virus

18 February 2020
Public Health Officials Meet with Accommodations Sector on Covid-19 Virus

Senior Public Health Officials sat down with accommodations sector members to discuss the Covid-19 Virus – commonly known as the Coronavirus.

 

Dr. John Lee (pictured) stressed that the Cayman Islands has no cases of the virus in the Cayman Islands. He explained there is currently a travel advisory and that travelers to Cayman from known Covid-19 affected countries can expect entrance screenings at the airport. There is a public health official at the airport during peak times to deal with these screenings.

 

He said there is no reason to be worried about products that come from China, such as mail, cars and electronics as the virus is likely it cannot live outside of a host for long periods of time. Dr. Lee said their staff is well trained and are prepared to deal with the virus, should it come to our shores.

 

The government is looking for accommodations to volunteer rooms, suites or other suitable areas to house quarantined individuals in the unlikely event that people need to be kept in isolation. People are urged to contact Dr. Lee via email – john.lee@gov.ky if they can offer assistance.

 

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