Thursday, September 10, 2020

Suspected case of COVID-19 at Columbus Primary School

Columbus Primary School, Nassau, Bahamas

 Royston Jones Jr.

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Ministry of Health is investigating a suspected case of COVID-19 among a staff member at Columbus Primary School, Eyewitness News can confirm.

When contacted, Director of Education Marcellus Taylor said education officials were advised this morning of the suspected case at the school and are following all protocols.

He said: “We informed both the Ministry of Health and the [Department] of Environmental Health and both groups have been in touch with the school personnel.

“In terms of the Ministry of Health personnel, they went there at 10.30am and they [met] with the staff and engaged in a question and answer period and all of that.

“They collected all of the information they require so in the event contact tracing is necessary they will be able to do that.”

Teachers and other staff reported to schools on Monday.

However, students will not return until public schools open on October 5.  Read more >>