West Bay Post Office closes after COVID-19 case

| 18/10/2021 | 35 Comments

(CNS): As COVID-19 spreads out of the schools and into the broader community, a staff member at the West Bay Post Office tested positive over the weekend, causing the facility to be closed today and tomorrow (18 and 19 October). Officials said the employee did not report for work on Friday after feeling unwell with flu-like symptoms, but stressed that the individual wore a mask at work on Thursday. The WBPO and all the mail is now going through a deep sanitation.

Although Postal Services staff have been wearing PPE at work, as a precaution mail already delivered to post offices boxes will be removed, sanitised and resorted to boxes. Members of the public are asked not to access the WBPO until this process is complete. 

The West Bay Post Office will reopen as soon as it receives clearance from Public Health.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    By the time mail here is sorted, there’s probably traces of the bubonic plague on some envelopes.

  2. Anonymous says:

    People still use the post office?

    • Anonymous says:

      Unfortunately here the government still sends you snail mail you never get. Instead of just an email stating your permit is sorted so go in and pay.

  3. Anonymous says:

    This is what happens when you allow unvaccinated mail into these Islands.

  4. Anonymous says:

    What’s the point of putting all these people through the stress, financial hardship and inconvenience of quarantine when we are opening in a month any way???

    • Anonymous says:

      These people are Civil Servants. They be getting paid, probably double time plus some free groceries delivered.

  5. Anonymous says:

    How could you tell the office was closed?

  6. Anonymous says:

    Why is everyone that came into the post office not being forced into isolation.
    If this was a school child we would be isolating the contacts AND the contacts of contacts.
    At least now we know isolation is optional!

  7. Anonymous says:

    Try getting any kind of answer from the Postmaster General, sensible or not!! Oh sorry I forgot, she has deputies to answer any queries!

  8. Anonymous says:

    I received a spam flyer in my mailbox two weeks ago. Should I go get tested?

  9. Anonymous says:

    Similar to schools ,are they going to ask all who went to post office for last one week and their families to be quarantined.

  10. Say it like it is. says:

    Was this person vaccinated”?.

  11. Anonymous says:

    All Postal Service workers and CIG employees should be mandated to get vaccinated ASAP.

    This nonsense will never end with us being so stupid.

    • Anonymous says:

      What would you say if this person is fully vaxxed?

      • Anonymous says:

        I would say the were unlucky. There is a difference between trying your best to avoid getting the virus when you are in daily contact with the public, and not bothering and putting others at risk.

      • Anonymous says:

        Colin Powell was fully vaxed?

        It helps, but is not fail-safe!

        • Hubert says:

          Yes, but he was 84 and suffered from both cancer and Parkinson’s Disease. As a result, he was highly vulnerable because he had 2 underlying conditions.

        • Anonymous says:

          Colin Powell was 84 and actively battling cancer. Very misleading to state he was vaxed and died of COVID. Come on.

        • Anonymous says:

          he was also immune compromised, as a cancer patient.

        • Anonymous says:

          Powell had multiple myeloma, a cancer of plasma cells that suppresses the body’s immune response, as well as Parkinson’s. Your best bet is still to be fully vaccinated. Plus he was 84.

        • Anonymous says:

          He had prostrate cancer & another serious illness. Myeloma – a cancer of the blood. His wife has it & is fine.

      • Anonymous says:

        11:21, Because you are fully vaccinated does not mean you will not get COVID. However, highly unlikely you will be hospitalized unless you have a serious underlying condition.

  12. It is Airborne. says:

    Covid is Airborne!

    It doesn’t last long on surfaces and especially not on pieces of mail, virtually all transmissions is via inhaled aerosols.
    Totally unnecessary to remove the mail and sanitize it.

    March 2020 is calling, it wants it’s panicky mistaken overreaction’s back.

    • Anonymous says:

      You are absolutely sure of that? You would happily take something handed to you by a covid positive person, hold it in your hands, and then put your fingers in your mouth?
      There can’t be any virus on that item?

      • Don'tPickYourNose says:

        I have no doubt I’ve touched something that was held by a covid positive person. The key is to KEEP YOUR HANDS OUT OF YOUR MOUTH and DON’T PICK YOUR NOSE. It’s not that difficult. If everything is sanitized because someone with covid touched that surface then Cayman better get ready to sanitize the entire island.

        Hello March 2020

      • Anonymous says:

        What are we? Toddlers?

      • Anonymous says:

        I ate a lot of boogers as a child. I’m good.

    • Anonymous says:

      I like the fact that they are “sanitizing” the mail, but they are not isolating the people that were in touch with the staff person that is infected. As you say, the mail is highly unlikely to be a means of transmission – people who were in close contact with the infected person and unvaccinated- not so much.

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