CEO Health and Safety: Standing In The Fight Against Covid-19
In light of the recent global pandemic CEO Health and Safety Consultants has taken the initiative to embark on several projects in collaboration with the Ministry of Health facilities, and the regional health authorities to conduct N-95 mask fitting exercises to help prepare our health care workers in the fight against COVID-19. Since the first confirmed case in Jamaica in March 2020 to date, we have conducted almost 4500 respirator fit tests in various areas of the health sector for the island’s doctors, nurses, porters, ambulance drivers, and other healthcare workers. We are committed to playing our part in the effort to reduce and control the spread of the virus throughout the island and we will diligently continue to assist wherever and however we can to ensure the safety and health of our fellow citizens.
Ministry of Health and Wellness
Covid-19 News and Details
COVID-19 otherwise known as the Coronavirus is an illness that can affect your lungs and airways. Covid-19 presents with mild respiratory symptoms however, some people may experience more severe symptoms which may lead to pneumonia or breathing difficulties. The virus can spread from person to person through:
- close contact with an infectious person
- contact with droplets from an infected person’s cough or sneeze
- touching objects or surfaces that have a cough or sneeze droplets from an infected person and then touching your mouth or face.
Covid-19 update as of October 19, 2021
|Number of cases for October 18, 2021||81|
|Total Number of Cases recorded to date||87,879|
|Number of Active Cases in Jamaica||29,120|
|Recovered Cases in Jamaica||55,827|
|Deaths in Jamaica||2,123|
|Persons in Home Quarantine||35,836|
|Persons in Facility Quarantine||0|
|Number of confirmed cases globally||242,135,378|
|Number of deaths globally||4,924,689|
With the slight decrease of Covid-19 cases, Jamaicans are asked to continue to observe all prevention and control measures to guard against the spread of Covid-19. Some measures that should be practiced consistently include maintaining the prescribed six-feet physical distance; wearing masks properly and visitors and returning residents should also comply with the quarantine orders and provide a negative Covid-19 test result. We also encourage everyone to get vaccinated.
Facts to note when wearing a mask
- Appropriate use and disposal of masks are essential to ensure they are effective in order to avoid any increase in the risk of transmission associated with the incorrect use and disposal of masks.
- Ensure the mask is securely sealed over the nose and mouth.
- Replace masks with a new clean, dry mask as soon as they become damp/humid.
- Do not re-use single-use masks.
- Discard single-use masks after each use and dispose of them immediately upon removal.