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SXM – Collective Prevention Services (CPS) outlines public health changes beyond pandemic

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PHILIPSBURG–Collective Prevention Services (CPS) says that as St. Maarten transitions to endemic COVID-19 transmission, a number of public health changes are underway.

CPS noted that Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor VSA Omar Ottley had relaxed the mask mandate as of March 15. This means that masks are not legally required in any situation in St. Maarten, but business owners can choose to implement their own mask policy.

CPS will no longer be managing individual cases of COVID-19 and will not be conducting source and contact tracing after March 25. CPS will no longer issue quarantine or isolation letters.

COVID-19-positive individuals will not need to isolate but may be advised to stay at home by their general practitioner (house doctor). Any individual who tests positive for COVID-19 will need to follow the advice of their house doctor, who will advise on how many sick days are required. For extended sick leave, persons are asked to contact their insurance provider as they would for any other illness.

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