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Nov 29, 2021

Be Safe While Socializing, Even with Family Members

The most recent statutory instrument eased public safety restrictions when curfew was changed to ten p.m. from Sunday to Thursday and then on Friday and Saturday it is between eleven p.m. and five a.m.  But Doctor Diaz-Musa cautions residents to remain vigilant and not participate in risky activities that may cause a spread.


Dr. Melissa Diaz-Musa

Dr. Melissa Diaz-Musa, Deputy Regional Health Manager, Central Health Region

“Human beings, we are social beings and the COVID exhaustion is real. A lot of people do feel it and it is always a balance. It is very important that if we do socialize that we are very careful with the persons we are socializing with. We take the responsibility if we are sick, if we have a sore throat, if we’ve had diarrhoea, fever, if you have family members ill. Before you go out, you ensure that you have been tested and you’ve tested negative if you have your symptoms or if you have someone in your home who is under isolation or who tested positive, you should let your workplace know, you should let your friends know and only in doing this and being responsible with this are we then able to control spread or transmission at social events. We see that in households you would have a number of persons positive in the household and when we do see these circumstances it is not as worrying as when we pick up many cases from different households. So we expect that if you are living with someone that’s when you won’t have on your mask, that’s when you would be socializing, that’s when you would be eating and drinking together so we do expect that the spread may occur in households. But in many workplaces, many managers and employers have been successful with reducing transmission in their workplace and we do notice that the successful businesses are the ones that have very strict public health measures in place.”

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