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Gov’t mandates masks indoors

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.

COVID outbreak in check after 10,000 negative tests

More than 10,000 people have been screened for COVID-19 and tested negative in the past two weeks, health officials revealed Thursday.

No new community cases as first two people receive booster shots

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.

Unvaccinated Doctors Hospital COVID screener tests positive

Three more people have tested positive for COVID in community transmission cases, including an unvaccinated person working in the coronavirus screening service at Doctors Hospital, Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee confirmed Tuesday.

What is the risk to Cayman from a COVID outbreak?

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?

Eight travellers test positive in latest COVID-19 results

Eight travellers have returned positive COVID-19 results, in tests conducted since Saturday.

George Town Primary parent investigated for quarantine breach

A George Town Primary School parent is under investigation by police, the Public Health Department and Travel Cayman for breaching quarantine.
Curfew could be lifted on Little Cayman as soon as Tuesday

New rules coming for travel to Sister Islands and boating

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.

Government issues new mask mandate for all public schools

The Ministry of Education has mandated the wearing of masks in all public school in almost all circumstances.

Another George Town Primary student tests positive for COVID-19

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: 11,000 new vaccines arriving this month

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.

No new local COVID cases in most recent results

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.

Ask the Experts: Cayman’s doctors talk vaccines & COVID-19

A selection of highlights from the roundtable discussion on vaccines and COVID-19.

George Town Primary student and family flagged in suspected breach

Public Health has said a George Town Primary School student and family were placed in 14 day home isolation after a suspected breach in which three individuals traveled to Cayman Brac recently.

Prisons closed to public as staffer tests COVID-19 positive

The Cayman Islands Prison Service has closed the doors of Northward and Fairbanks to the public and restricted movement internally after a prisons employee tested positive for COVID-19 Wednesday night.

Poll: Do you agree with the halted border reopening?

Do you support government's decision to delay the reopening of the border?

HSA confirms COVID-19 positive staffer

A staffer at Health Services Authority's East End Health Centre has tested positive for COVID-19 forcing the temporary closure of the facility.

COVID-19: What is the risk to children?

The Food and Drug Administration is yet to authorise a COVID-19 vaccine for children younger than 12, and paediatric COVID-19 cases have been rising.

Border reopening on hold as local COVID cases rise

Cayman is putting its border reopening plan on hold, as health officials announce that a total of eight people have contracted COVID-19 through community transmission.

Panton: No lockdown planned

Premier Wayne Panton, following confirmation of a George Town Primary School student testing positive for COVID-19, said in a live address to Cayman on Tuesday morning that his government has no plans at this time to implement a new lockdown, 

BREAKING: Lockdown not considered following local cases

Premier Wayne Panton addresses the country following the recent announcement of a student testing positive for COVID-19 at George Town Primary School.

George Town Primary student tests positive for COVID

George Town Primary School will be closed on Tuesday following confirmation that one of its Year 6 students has tested positive for COVID-19.

16 travellers test positive for COVID

Cayman has recorded 16 new COVID-19 cases, three of which were detected at the end of their five-day quarantine period, Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee reported Monday evening.

Local COVID transmission prompts 401 first-time jabs on Friday

News of three cases of COVID-19 within the community have prompted long lines at the vaccination clinics on Friday.

Third local COVID case confirmed

Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee confirmed Friday that a third locally transmitted COVID-19 case has been detected, following contact tracing relating to two people who tested positive Thursday.

Local COVID transmission prompts panic buying

In scenes reminiscent of March 2020, shoppers have been flocking to local supermarkets to stock up on toilet roll, disinfectants and hand sanitiser, following news of two local transmission COVID-19 cases on Thursday.
Premier Wayne Panton and Governor Martyn Roper

Two patients confirmed as positive local transmission COVID cases

Health officials have confirmed two cases of COVID-19 in Cayman involving local transmission.

COVID-19 vaccination schedule September 2021

The Public Health Department has published the latest schedule for the COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic for September 2021.

Weather system south of Cayman expected to bring rainfall

Although the National Hurricane Center has given a broad area of low pressure south of Cayman a low probability of development, it is still likely to increase the chances of showers and thunder locally later this week.

Two new weather systems take shape in Atlantic

Forecasters are expecting an active week ahead in the Atlantic basin as two new systems emerge on the radar, one of which has a high chance of formation over the next 48 hours through to the next five days.

All clear issued for Sister Islands

The all clear has been given for all of the Cayman Islands, according to Government Information Services.

All clear given for Grand Cayman

The all-clear has been given for Grand Cayman as Tropical Storm Ida moved further away Friday morning, however the Sister Islands remain under Tropical Storm warning as strong wind, heavy rain and significant power outages affect the islands. 

NWS: Cayman to feel Ida’s impact within the hour

Tropical Storm Ida continued its unpredictable path early Friday morning with yet another change in its forecast track which will now take it with in five miles of Grand Cayman by 3am.

Update: Tropical Storm Ida forms

NEOC: Tropical storm conditions expected in Grand Cayman starting at 11pm

Shoppers flock to stores following tropical storm warning

Just one hour after the Cayman Islands was put under a tropical storm warning Thursday morning, hundreds of people rushed to local grocery and hardware stores.

Recap: Cayman spared as Ida passes

Latest news and developments on storm closures in the Cayman Islands.

Update: TD 9 now Tropical Storm Ida

A tropical storm warning has been issued for the Cayman Islands as Tropical Depression 9 has become better organised 210 miles southeast of Grand Cayman.

Flooding likely in Cayman as tropical wave nears

Forecasters say a tropical wave sweeping through the Caribbean Sea, south of Cayman, could develop into a tropical depression or storm this week.

National Roads Authority begins Grace clear-up

National Roads Authority staff and private contractors have begun systematic clearing of roads and drains of debris from last week's Tropical Storm Grace.

Tropical Storm Grace: Lessons learned

Tropical Storm Grace made her mark on the Cayman Islands leaving almost all of Grand Cayman in the dark and felling numerous trees during her passage on Wednesday, 18 Aug. Residents and government agencies spent most of the following day clearing debris from the roadways and getting power restored.

Update: Three weather systems now being monitored

Forecasters are keeping track of two new weather systems in the Atlantic basin as of Monday morning.

CUC chips away at remaining outages; 600 remain without power

Up to 1,131 Caribbean Utilities Company customers remained without power in Grand Cayman, CUC confirmed on Friday, adding that they are unlikely to see resumption of service until late into the night.

Tropical Storm Grace leaves destruction in its path

"We never expected that." This was the initial reaction from The White House Operations Supervisor Carlos Frias after seeing the destruction Tropical Storm Grace left at the Bodden Town business, but that could easily be any Grand Cayman resident's reaction following the storm's passage on Wednesday.

Major clean-up operation in wake of Tropical Storm Grace

A major island-wide clean-up was under way in Grand Cayman Thursday as authorities continued to assess the impact of a direct hit from Tropical Storm Grace.

Poll: Did you suffer damage from Tropical Storm Grace?

Cayman residents are assessing the damage from Tropical Storm Grace's path of destruction.

All-clear given as Grace moves away from Cayman

Cayman's National Emergency Operations Centre issued the all-clear for Grand Cayman at 6pm Wednesday (18 Aug.) as Hurricane Grace continues to move away from the Cayman Islands. 

CUC waits for all-clear to work on restoring power

Caribbean Utilities Company said it will be sending crews out to assess damage to its lines once the all-clear is given from Tropical Storm Grace, while confirming that there are no problems with its generation plant.

Tropical Storm Grace in images & video

A selection of photos and video as Tropical Storm Grace hit the Cayman Islands 18 Aug.

Grace becomes hurricane as heavy showers, high winds batter Cayman

Grace has strengthened just west of Grand Cayman and is now a Category 1 hurricane, according to data from Hurricane Hunter aircraft.
Tropical Storm Grace caused flooding in some areas of the Cayman Islands. - Photo: Contributed

VIDEO: Grace pummels Cayman

Some have experienced flooding, power outages and more, as you see in this report from Cayman Compass Editor-in-Chief Kevin Morales. 

Live blog: Tropical Storm Grace aftermath

Latest news and developments on storm closures in the Cayman Islands.

Tropical Storm Grace to move ‘near or over’ Cayman

Tropical Storm Grace is forecast to move near or over the Cayman Islands early Wednesday, according to the latest advisory from the National Hurricane Center.

UPDATE: Cayman Islands placed under tropical storm warning

Tropical Depression Grace is continuing to track generally in the direction of the Cayman Islands and is expected to regain Tropical Storm status Tuesday as it strengthens over the northwestern Caribbean Sea.

Tropical Depression Grace shifts south, severe weather bulletin to be issued

The National Weather Service is expected to issue severe weather bulletin today as the forecast track for Tropical Depression Grace shifted south bringing the system closer to the Sister Islands.

Dominican Republic feeling effects of Tropical Storm Fred

The Dominican Republic has reported feeling some of the effects of Tropical Storm Fred as it nears Hispaniola Wednesday morning.

Tropical Storm Fred forms just south of Puerto Rico

Potential Tropical Cyclone Six has been upgraded to Tropical Storm Fred and is expected to pass north of the Cayman area in the next 60 hours, Friday morning.

Two weather systems could become tropical depressions this week

Two of three weather systems churning in the Atlantic basin are set to develop into tropical depressions over the coming days, the National Hurricane Center has said.

Forecasters keep watch over three weather systems

Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center are keeping a close watch over three weather systems now churning in the Atlantic basin.

COVID-19 vaccination schedule August-September 2021

The Public Health Department has published the latest schedule for the COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic for August and September 2021.

Sister Islands placed under tropical storm watch

Cayman Brac and Little Cayman have both been placed under a tropical storm watch as the National Weather Service continues to track Hurricane Elsa as it strengthens.
A satellite image of Hurricane Elsa from Friday, 2 July.

Breaking: Elsa strengthens to hurricane

Tropical storm Elsa intensified to a category one hurricane Friday morning, according to the National Hurricane Center.

COVID-19 vaccination schedule July 2021

The Public Health Department has published the latest schedule for the COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic for July 2021.

COVID-19 vaccination schedule June 2021

The Public Health Department has published the latest schedule for the COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic for June 2021.

UPDATED: Half of Monday’s 12 positive COVID cases found at exit screening

Since Friday, 12 travellers have tested positive for coronavirus, with about half of these results coming from people at the end of their quarantine, according to the daily COVID-19 update from Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee.

COVID-19 vaccination schedule 10 May – 31 May

The Public Health Department has published the latest schedule for the COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic 10 May – 31 May 2021.
The premier said Cayman can reopen its borders once 70-80% of the entire population had been vaccinated.

70% of Cayman’s over-16s vaccinated

In its daily update, issued this afternoon (4 May), the Ministry of Health said that 70% of Cayman's population aged over 16 have received at least one dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.

Panton announces new Cabinet

Premier Wayne Panton has announced the members of his Cabinet under the PACT government.
All the samples are carefully labelled and bar-coded before they get to the lab.

Seven travellers test positive for COVID-19

According to the daily update issued by the Ministry of Health on Monday, seven people have tested positive for COVID-19, out of 561 tests carried out since Friday. 

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.

Seven days in Cayman: The rocky road to power

A week is often said to be a long time in politics and that has proved to be the case over the past seven days in the Cayman Islands.

O’Connor-Connolly defends decision to join Panton’s government

In the first meeting of Parliament under the new administration, Cayman Brac East MP Juliana O'Connor-Connolly, who accepted a Cabinet role in Wayne Panton's government just hours before legislators were sworn in on Wednesday, defended her decision to leave the Progressives opposition.

McTaggart heads up Public Accounts Committee

Leader of the Opposition Roy McTaggart has been named chairman of the Public Accounts Committee.

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