Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cayman

14 May

Hundreds flock to fresh vaccination drive

Hundreds turned out at the airport this morning to get inoculated against COVID-19 in a ramped-up vaccination drive.

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Can employers insist staff get the COVID-19 vaccination?

Employers in certain industries such as social care would likely be within their legal rights to insist that their workers are vaccinated against COVID-19, according to analysis from Cayman Islands law firm HSM.

Leader of the Opposition adds his voice to vaccination push

Leader of the Opposition Roy McTaggart is encouraging everyone across Cayman who has not yet been vaccinated to do so "as soon as possible". In...

Lee: Get first vaccine shot by 9 June

Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee is urging people who have not yet received their COVID-19 shots to ensure they get their first dose by 9 June as the vaccines on island will expire at the end of that month.

COVID-19 vaccination schedule 26 April – 8 May

The Public Health Department has published the latest schedule for the COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic 26th April – 8th May 2021.

Lee: ‘Business as usual’ for COVID vaccination programme

Cayman's COVID-19 response and national vaccination programme have not been affected by the ongoing wrangling by local elected Members of Parliament locked in negotiations to form a coalition government.

6 investigated for suspected quarantine breach

Police are investigating a suspected quarantine breach involving six people, including three travellers and three local individuals, who were allegedly found together on board a boat. 
The premier said Cayman can reopen its borders once 70-80% of the entire population had been vaccinated.

8,000 more adults must be vaccinated for 80% coverage

Cayman has administered a total of 60,637 vaccines with 33,544 people having received at least one dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. This equates to 52% of Cayman estimated population of 65,000.

COVID vaccines leading to some breast cancer scares

One possible side effect of the COVID-19 vaccines is swollen lymph nodes, which has led to breast cancer scares for some women who have found lumps in their armpits after being vaccinated.
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61% of Cayman’s eligible population vaccinated

Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee reported Monday that 61% of Cayman's adult population has now received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccination.

More than 100 vaccinated at youth drive

Public health officials say 123 people aged between 16 and 24 received their COVID-19 vaccines at an inoculation drive and street party on Friday.

Just over a quarter of under-30s vaccinated

Only 28% of people aged between 16 and 30 have received the COVID-19 vaccine in Cayman, officials announced today.

COVID-19 vaccination schedule 12-24 April

COVID-19 vaccination schedule 12-24 April for residents of the Cayman Islands

Slower uptake in COVID vaccines worries governor

The last scheduled batch of COVID-19 vaccines arrived on island from the United Kingdom today, meaning Cayman now has enough vaccinations to inoculate 90% of its adult population.

11 test positive for COVID-19

Out of a batch of 1,004 tests, 11 travellers returned positive results for COVID-19, according to the chief medical officer's report on Tuesday.

Police investigate quarantine breach

Police are investigating an alleged quarantine breach involving a traveller isolating at home and one other person, according to a press release issued on behalf of Travel Cayman. 
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Dr. John Lee: Bermuda’s spike in COVID cases ‘really worrying’

According to Bermuda's Ministry of Health, the territory recorded 108 positive COVID-19 cases on Monday.

12 new COVID cases in latest results

Of the 808 COVID-19 tests carried out since Friday, a dozen travellers have returned positive results, Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee reported Monday.
Tourists relax on Grand Cayman's Seven Mile Beach

When will enough people be vaccinated to reopen Cayman’s borders?

Cayman's vaccine rollout is progressing fast, but even that may not be enough to quickly reach the targets currently set for a border reopening.

Police investigate two new home quarantine breaches

Two new quarantine breaches are now being investigated by police, one of which has led to the offending travellers being moved to a supervised quarantine facility, Travel Cayman reported Wednesday.

Seven test positive for COVID-19

Seven people have tested positive for COVID-19, according to the chief medical officer's daily report.

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