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Monday, Oct 26, 2020

Harneys Confirms Employee Is Third COVID-19 Case

Harneys Confirms Employee Is Third COVID-19 Case

Harneys has confirmed that the third person tested positive in the Territory for COVID-19 is employed at it's BVI office.
"The person is recovering well and remains in quarantine at home under the medical supervision of the BVI Health Services Authority [BVIHSA]. We wish our colleague a complete and speedy recovery and will continue to provide our full support as they recuperate," the company disclosed in a statement.

That statement was issued on Monday, March 30, the same day that the Government confirmed that a third person, a 26-year-old, had tested positive for the virus. Harneys did not immediately link the statement to any of the existing cases, but subsequently confirmed the third case connection with BVI Platinum News.

"We have alerted staff who might have come into contact with the person, and we have advised them to follow the self-isolation protocol as outlined by BVIHSA. We have also reiterated our standing and frequently emphasised advice to staff to seek medical advice immediately by contacting the BVI’s medical hotline at 852-7650, if they experience any symptoms," Harneys advised.

The company indicated that they have activated their decontamination protocols.

"Our premises will be deep-cleaned and disinfected by our external specialist cleaning company, using commercial grade cleaning products which eradicate viruses, most importantly the coronavirus," the company stated.

The BVI is currently under 24hr curfew which is to be lifted on Thursday, April 2. However, Harneys stated that the premises will be closed until Monday April 6. However, the company explained that staff will continue to work remotely.

The safety of our staff, community and clients is of absolute paramount importance to Harneys and our local and global Incident Response Teams continue to monitor the situation," Harneys stated.

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