(Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands – December 31st, 2020): The Turks and Caicos Islands Hospital wishes to advise that two employees have tested positive for COVID-19 after contact with a confirmed positive case outside of the hospital.
Both employees are under quarantine and are currently asymptomatic and in good spirits. The detection was made during the hospital’s regular healthcare workers screening process, and contact tracing efforts commenced immediately.
There were no patients impacted and the hospital maintains robust, infection prevention and control practices. There has also been no impact on the continuity of hospital services.
All employees are required to wear face masks and other personal protective equipment while at work, and our teams receive ongoing infection prevention and control training.
Hospital employees are reminded to continue to be vigilant in the workplace and within the community given the increasing COVID-19 trends.
The general public is also encouraged to adhere to social distancing protocols, wear face coverings, practice proper hand hygiene and other public health measures.