A traveller who had previously breached quarantine in a government-sponsored facility is reported to have committed a second breach while quarantining at home with family under 24-hour security surveillance.
Government said in a press release that the second breach on Friday night, 11 Dec., was brief and the traveller has since returned to quarantine at the home residence.
Surveillance at the property had been further stepped up.
Public health officials have completed contact tracing and “would like to reassure the public that there is no cause for public health concern”, the release said.
The first breach occurred on Sunday, 6 Dec., and led to a review of the security arrangements at the facility.
Due to unique circumstances, the Medical Officer of Health permitted the individual to complete the mandatory isolation period at home with family under 24-hour security.
Tasha Ebanks-Garcia, director of Travel Cayman, said “not all traveller cases are the same and due to the unique circumstances of this individual’s case the team worked closely with the family in support of the decision on where to isolate.”
The Royal Cayman Island Police Service (RCIPS) said the investigation is ongoing and a completed file will be sent to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) for a decision.
Under the standard Travel Cayman policy all travellers are tested for COVID-19 on arrival at the airport and again on day 15. A negative test result is required for quarantine to end.
In response to questions by the Cayman Compass, a government spokesperson said, “As the individual in question has been warned for intended prosecution this is an ongoing investigation and we are unable to release further details due to legal and privacy reasons.”