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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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
A selection of highlights from the roundtable discussion on vaccines and COVID-19.
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.
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.
Do you support government's decision to delay the reopening of the border?
A staffer at Health Services Authority's East End Health Centre has tested positive for COVID-19 forcing the temporary closure of the facility.
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.
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.
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,
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 School will be closed on Tuesday following confirmation that one of its Year 6 students has tested positive for COVID-19.
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.
News of three cases of COVID-19 within the community have prompted long lines at the vaccination clinics on Friday.
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.
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.
Health officials have confirmed two cases of COVID-19 in Cayman involving local transmission.
The Public Health Department has published the latest schedule for the COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic for September 2021.
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.
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.
The all clear has been given for all of the Cayman Islands, according to Government Information Services.
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.
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.
NEOC: Tropical storm conditions expected in Grand Cayman starting at 11pm
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.
Latest news and developments on storm closures in the Cayman Islands.
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.
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 staff and private contractors have begun systematic clearing of roads and drains of debris from last week's Tropical Storm Grace.
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.
Forecasters are keeping track of two new weather systems in the Atlantic basin as of Monday morning.
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.
"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.
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.
Cayman residents are assessing the damage from Tropical Storm Grace's path of destruction.
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.
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.
A selection of photos and video as Tropical Storm Grace hit the Cayman Islands 18 Aug.
Grace has strengthened just west of Grand Cayman and is now a Category 1 hurricane, according to data from Hurricane Hunter aircraft.
Some have experienced flooding, power outages and more, as you see in this report from Cayman Compass Editor-in-Chief Kevin Morales.
Latest news and developments on storm closures in the Cayman Islands.
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.
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.
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.
The Dominican Republic has reported feeling some of the effects of Tropical Storm Fred as it nears Hispaniola Wednesday morning.
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 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 at the National Hurricane Center are keeping a close watch over three weather systems now churning in the Atlantic basin.
The Public Health Department has published the latest schedule for the COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic for August and September 2021.
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.
Tropical storm Elsa intensified to a category one hurricane Friday morning, according to the National Hurricane Center.
The Public Health Department has published the latest schedule for the COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic for July 2021.
The Public Health Department has published the latest schedule for the COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic for June 2021.
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.
The Public Health Department has published the latest schedule for the COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic 10 May – 31 May 2021.
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.
Premier Wayne Panton has announced the members of his Cabinet under the PACT government.
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.
The Public Health Department has published the latest schedule for the COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic 26th April – 8th May 2021.
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.
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.
Leader of the Opposition Roy McTaggart has been named chairman of the Public Accounts Committee.