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OneMart’s unvaccinated staff sent into quarantine

OneMart’s unvaccinated staff sent into quarantine

The management of OneMart Supermarket in Purcell Estate has asked all its unvaccinated employees to quarantine at home until further notice.
This decision was taken “in the interest of the safety of all staff and customers” because two members of the supermarket’s staff have been diagnosed with COVID 19.

OneMart made the announcement yesterday while also noting that most of its employees are vaccinated.

“We are pleased that 75 percent of our 140 workers are fully vaccinated and will continue to serve our customers,” OneMart stated.

“We encourage all other staff to get vaccinated ASAP for their own safety. We appreciate that persons have medical and other reasons for not vaccinating,” the supermarket’s management further said.

“We continue to follow all COVID 19 requirements as recommended by the Government. However, we lend our voice to encouraging all in the BVI to get vaccinated ASAP if you can.”

News that two of the supermarket’s employees tested positive posted follows a bulletin from the Ministry of Health that its Public Health Unit is actively looking for persons who may have come in contact with a COVID-19 positive case.

It invited persons who attended certain Tortola clubs on June 18 and 20 to contact the Department at 284-468-4936 to provide their names for contact tracing and testing.

The ministry said: “Persons who have attended these locations at the specified times are asked to self-isolate. Testing for these individuals will be administered on day 10, post-exposure. The locations and times are:

1. June 20 – Club Aqua between the hours of 8 pm to 10 pm
2. June 20 – Club Crystals 10 pm to 12 pm
3. June 20 – Deuces 11 pm to closing
4. June 18 – Island Sizzle”

It is not immediately clear whether the cases at OneMart are connected to the reported COVID club exposures.

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