Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands (16 September 2021) The Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (“CIMA”) has activated its response protocols, following a confirmed COVID-19 case for one of its employees.
“Immediately after receiving the notification, all staff who had contact or came in close proximity of the employee were required to get tested and quarantine at home until they receive a negative test result. We are in close contact with Public Health authorities, who have begun the usual contact tracing,” said CIMA Managing Director Mrs. Cindy Scotland.
Industry should also be aware that all staff members from our Investments Supervision Division and Securities Supervision Division are currently working from home until Monday, 20 September and are, therefore, only accessible via email.
Staff are also on-hand to manage the implementation of our response protocols, and to provide support and guidance where needed. Arrangements for testing have also been made available for all other staff.
Per our previous public notice, all CIMA staff and visitors are required to wear a face mask. Office spaces have since been sanitized, with enhanced sanitation ongoing. To further reduce the spread of COVID-19, persons are also asked to take the necessary precautions around best practice hygiene and social distancing.
“We can all appreciate that this is a difficult time for many. However, I wish to reassure the public that CIMA is doing everything, in accordance with the prescribed protocols, to ensure the safety of our staff and local community. We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and adjust our procedures accordingly. I am also pleased to confirm that the affected employee, who is currently in isolation at home, is doing well. Our thoughts and prayers are with the employee and their family members during this emotional time,” added Mrs. Scotland.