Several employees at state broadcaster ABS Television were told to self-isolate after a member of staff tested positive for COVID-19.
This was revealed to staff members via a memo from General Manager Erna-Mae Brathwaite.
“We regrettably advise that a member of the Evening shift has tested positive for COVID19”, the memo read adding, “We wish our Colleague a speedy recovery”.
“ALL crew on the evening shift will remain off duty tonight while we conduct internal contact investigations. Members of the News Department who might have come into contact will remain at home or leave immediately as applicable until our initial contact investigations are complete”, Brathwaite advised.
She also said “arrangements have been made for the entire premises to be sanitized prior to the Evening News and again tomorrow”, adding “non-critical personnel will be contacted directly as to their hours of work tomorrow.”
“As you are aware we have been diligent in ensuring that staff members adhere to the prescribed COVID-19 Protocols and Procedures. We have also ensured that the building has been cleaned twice daily to ensure the safety of all staff”, the General Manager said.
“As a consequence of our ongoing efforts, we are confident that risk to our general staff body is well mitigated. We once again request that staff adhere implicitly to guidelines of the Ministry of Health and our COVID-19 internal Bulletins”, she added.