The quarantine imposed on the Corn Piece Settlement in Clarendon has been lifted.
The community was put under quarantine for an initial 14 days on March 19, following the first confirmed Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) death – a 79-year-old man with a travel history from New York – in Jamaica.
The quarantine was extended for a further two weeks on Friday, April 3, after six close contacts of the deceased tested positive for the disease.
All persons of interest are isolated in hospital and no new case has since been identified in the community. The community members however, like the rest of the population, are to continue to practice infection control measures and to stay home if they become sick.
The public health department will continue to monitor the community and persons are to call the health department if they have any concerns.