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Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee reported on Thursday that there were 28 new cases of community transmission of COVID-19 in Cayman, of which six are children.
Business leaders across multiple industries are calling for Cayman's borders to reopen on November 22.
Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee reported on Wednesday that there were 15 new cases of community transmission of COVID-19 in Cayman, of which three are children.
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Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee reported an additional 14 community cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday.
Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee reported on Monday that there are 42 new cases of community transmission of COVID-19, of which 19 are children.
Nearly 70 families were signed up to participate in a COVID-19 lateral flow testing programme on Saturday 16 Oct.
Law changes that now require COVID-19 vaccinations for non-Caymanians have come into force, which means that, as of 14 Oct., any work permit application, new or renewal, must show proof of vaccination.
Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee has reported thirteen community positives on Friday, including five children.
Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee reported on Wednesday that there are 13 new cases of community transmission of COVID-19, of which eight are children.
The Tennis Federation of the Cayman Islands is continuing operations as normal despite the outbreak of COVID-19 in the community, according to head coach Tariq Jacob.
As plans move ahead to roll out lateral flow tests in Cayman as part of screenings for COVID-19 in local schools, the Compass takes a look at how effective they are and how they work.
Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee reported eight new community cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, of which five are children.
A total of 1,415 individuals, including families impacted by the recent spike in COVID-19 cases in schools, remain in isolation, according to figures released by the Ministry of Health and Wellness.
Health and Wellness Minister Sabrina Turner has urged the community to pay close attention to their mental health as the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has led to an increase in mental health cases.
Cayman's first batch of lateral flow tests, which are expected to be used initially for screening of those in isolation due to COVID-19 outbreak in schools, will arrive on the BA flight on Monday.
Public Health has said it will be conducting COVID-19 exit testing for students, their households and teachers of Prospect Primary School Year 6 (Harris) on Tuesday.
Caymanian teenager Jacqueline Aubert is on the mend after being diagnosed with Guillain-Barré Syndrome, a rare condition which doctors said was triggered following her second COVID-19 vaccine dose last month.
As of Friday morning, 8 Oct., 21 new cases of local transmission of COVID-19 have been reported out of 763 PCR tests processed since Thursday.
With schools out early for mid-term break, Public Health officials are encouraging local camps and those hosting sporting events to observe all the necessary protocols to slow the spread of COVID-19
First Baptist Christian Academy officials have decided to take the midterm break early, starting Monday on the heels of three new cases at local school.
From caps on crowds to restrictions on equipment, Cayman's sports associations and athletes are having to pivot to keep in line with the country's COVID-19 regulations.
Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee says self-administered lateral flow tests, which can be used at home to detect COVID antigens rapidly, are expected to be available when schools return after the mid-term break.
The latest COVID-19 test results show there are five new community transmission cases of COVID-19, all involving children, one of whom has been admitted to hospital.
Government schools across Grand Cayman will begin mid-term break early as the number of students testing positive for COVID-19 and the number of staff in isolation relating to those cases continue to rise.
Director of the Department of Education Services Mark Ray joins Compass journalist Reshma Ragoonath to discuss the recent outbreaks in schools, new COVID guidelines and mask mandates.
Government plans to introduce new regulations that will pave the way for the use of rapid lateral flow COVID-19 tests on island by the Health Services Authority and the private sector.
Cayman recorded 10 new cases of community transmission of COVID-19 on Tuesday and five in travellers, according to the latest update from the Ministry of Health and Wellness.
Health Minister Sabrina Turner said in Parliament Tuesday that the government would be announcing plans this week to assist people who are in mandatory quarantine because of the recent local COVID-19 outbreaks.
American Airlines has confirmed it will not be resuming flights to Grand Cayman until February 2022.
The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization has appointed Ian Stein to be the representative to Jamaica, Bermuda and the Cayman Islands.
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Cayman recorded 38 new cases of community transmission of COVID on Monday, the majority of which are school children, Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee said in his latest update.
Nearly 200 people gathered outside Parliament Monday to demonstrate against a pair of bills debated by parliamentarians Monday that would require COVID-19 vaccinations for non-Caymanians.
Opposition lawmakers Monday morning called for government to withdraw proposed vaccination law changes just hours before Cayman's parliamentarians were set to debate a pair of bills that would require vaccinations for many of Cayman's residents and visitors.
Hundreds of people gathered outside Government House, along West Bay Road on Saturday 2 Oct., to voice their opposition to a proposed bill that would amend the Immigration (Transition) Act to make a COVID-19 vaccine mandatory for work permit holders.
A new study, the largest of its kind, by a group of scientists from Yale, Stanford and UC Berkeley universities and other institutions has shown that masks, especially surgical masks, are effective at protecting against COVID-19.
Officials from the Ministry of Health and Wellness have reported 11 new cases of community COVID-19 transmission, spanning four schools, a preschool and two instances in which there is no known connection to other positive results.
Deputy Premier Chris Saunders joins Compass journalist Reshma Ragoonath to discuss Cayman's COVID-19 response.
Public Health has said an additional automated step is being implemented for the release of individuals who are quarantining after a COVID-19 positive traveller was inadvertently released from isolation.
With Wednesday, 29 Sept., being World Heart Day, the Cayman Compass spoke to a cardiology specialist in Florida who discussed the impact COVID has on heart patients, as well as the way the virus can attack the heart in patients who have no previous cardiac issues.
A year six student at Prospect Primary School has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus, Public Health confirmed Tuesday afternoon.
Cayman's next shipment of COVID-19 vaccines has been delayed until Saturday due to a shortage of dry ice in the UK, the Governor's Office has confirmed.
Five further cases of community transmission have been reported Monday, three of which are connected to the first local outbreak of COVID-19 since last year and two linked to the George Town Primary School outbreak.
The requirement for children over age 5 to wear a mask in school, if they cannot maintain a distance of 6 feet from others, runs counter to guidance offered by the World Health Organization and the Department of Education in England.
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Government is moving ahead with plans to mandate vaccinations for new and renewing work permit holders in the Cayman Islands.
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The Cayman Islands government Thursday evening published regulations that include mask mandates, restrictions on scuba gear rental and public gatherings. Many of the regulations were not discussed or announced by lawmakers during a nearly two hour COVID-19 press conference Thursday at Government Administration Building.
More than 10,000 people have been screened for COVID-19 and tested negative in the past two weeks, health officials revealed Thursday.
Cayman's Health Services Authority has said nearly 40,000 individuals' securely verified digital COVID-19 vaccination records with QR code have been uploaded into its MyHSA Patient Portal.
Cayman's medical fraternity is ready for a potential increase in cases of COVID-19, should that situation arise as a result of opening Cayman's borders.
Verified vaccinated residents and travellers will now have to quarantine for seven days starting Wednesday, according to the latest update to Cayman's COVID-19 protocols.
The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service says it plans to send a file to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions shortly on a Cayman Airways passenger who entered the island despite testing positive for COVID-19 prior to departing from Jamaica.
Cayman's locally transmitted COVID-19 cases remained at 28 Wednesday morning as Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee confirmed there were no new local cases in the latest round of tests.
Once the borders reopen to vaccinated travellers, Cayman Islands leaders are anticipating that some degree of exposure to COVID-19 is inevitable. But what exactly is the risk from COVID at this point?
Two West Bay men charged with breaching quarantine are due to make their initial Summary Court appearance next month.
Antigua and Barbuda has announced that from today, 20 Sept., all unvaccinated government employees are required to remain at home, and will not be paid from 1 Oct. unless they can prove they have received a COVID-19 vaccine. Teachers and eligible students must also be vaccinated before being allowed to return to face-to-face classes.
Eight travellers have returned positive COVID-19 results, in tests conducted since Saturday.
A George Town Primary School parent is under investigation by police, the Public Health Department and Travel Cayman for breaching quarantine.
Hundreds of families forced into an unexpected quarantine following a COVID-19 outbreak at George Town Primary School, some with little to no food and...
Mandatory COVID-19 tests for unvaccinated travellers leaving Grand Cayman for the sister islands and strict boating restrictions are just some of the new COVID-19 regulations being implemented this week.
The Ministry of Education has mandated the wearing of masks in all public school in almost all circumstances.
One more child has tested positive form the George Town Primary School community outbreak of COVID-19 said Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee.
Governor Martyn Roper announced Friday that another 11,000 vaccines will be arriving on the 27 Sept. British Airways flight, which can be used for first and second doses, and for booster shots.
United Kingdom Transport Minister Grant Shapps has announced to the removal of Britain's traffic list travel list and the introduction of a new two-tier plan which will ease travel requirements for the vaccinated passengers.
In an update on the latest COVID-19 results, Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee said there were no new local positive cases, but two travellers exiting from quarantine had returned positive results.
Cayman has done an exemplary job at every stage of this pandemic, but the days of prevention are now gone. COVID-19 is in our community, even with the borders closed. Handling the reopening is the final hurdle. We must have the courage to take that leap.
A selection of highlights from the roundtable discussion on vaccines and COVID-19.
A Workforce Opportunities and Residency Cayman staff member has been placed in isolation and fellow co-workers sent on remote working and shift duties after contact with an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19.
Nine more children have tested positive in connection with the George Town Primary School outbreak, Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee said Thursday.
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