by Clive Bacchus
St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): The Chamber of Industry and Commerce is again calling on businesses to actively enforce COVID-19 protocols.
In a press release issued Friday, The Chamber commended the authorities for their swift response to the latest confirmed case of COVID-19, and reminded the private sector that approved public events have been cancelled.
“We wish to implore and remind our members, non-members, and the general business community at large to continue to engage, adhere and enforce the Non- pharmaceutical Covid-19 Prevention Measures as stipulated in the Covid-19 Prevention and Control Act. The Business Community is reminded that all employees and patrons entering their business place must wear masks covering the nose, sanitize upon entrance and temperature check where possible, maintain a physical distance of six (6) feet, and exercise good hygiene practices throughout the day.”
The Covid-19 Compliance Team will be stepping up compliance enforcement to ensure full compliance with the public health measures at all business establishments and other public spaces, the release added.
” The Chamber further advises and encourages all business owners, employers, managers, and their team members to continue to support the “Rollup to Rollout Vaccination Program” to achieve our goal of 70% herd immunity. There is simply no time like the present to make an extra effort and decision to protect yourself and your family in the uncertain days ahead.”
The private sector group also said businesses can engage staff through sensitization clinics by contacting Dr. Marissa Carty at 467-1237 or email [email protected] or Latoya Matthew-Duncan at 467-1236 or email [email protected]
” We ask all members of the Business Community to exercise your responsibility and do all in their power to keep the people of St. Kitts and Nevis safe and healthy.”