BASSETERRE, St. Kitts - THE Coronavirus has made an impact at the St. Christopher Air and Sea Ports Authority (SCASPA) as 17 staff members have been placed in quarantine from yesterday (June 3).
A late evening statement from the body indicated that the action was as a result of contact tracing, currently being undertaken, and is related to the recent outbreak of COVID-19 cases on St. Kitts.
“We have been further advised that a number of employees from various stakeholder companies that conduct business at the Ports have also been placed in quarantine, and at least one has tested positive, SCASPA noted.
All of this comes at a time when the Cabinet is expected to make a decision on the way forward for for a policy statement issued by the statutory body for persons conducting business with the establishment.
Under recent guidelines, as of last Tuesday, June 1, any person seeking to conduct business must show proof of vaccination before they are allowed in.
That decision had received significant pushback from the general public but was quickly halted by the Cabinet pending a review.
In its statement, SCASPA announced that it “ is currently undertaking a careful review of its overall COVID-19 policies and will be presenting a final position on the way forward, in coming days”.
SCASPA added that paramount in its efforts would be the health and safety of all employees, and users of the air and seaports.
Currently, 62% or 200 of SCASPA’s employees have been vaccinated.