In keeping with its own established protocol for infection prevention and control, the Ministry has decided to suspend operations for Friday, August 21, 2020 at its offices located on the RKA Building in New Kingston. This decision comes on the heels of an advisory that an employee assigned to that location has tested positive for COVID-19.
This suspension of operation will allow for a sanitization exercise in the building. Contact tracing has commenced by the health department, which will interview and test team members as necessary.
The Ministry’s Health Emergency Operation Centre, which has been managing the national response to COVID-19 will continue to operate and functionaries will work remotely and/or work from the Centre as required.
The office building will re-open for normal operation on Monday, August 24, 2020.