News

Covid19 Updates from the SSTC's Nurse's Desk (Ep5))

 

As of June 25, 2020, the country has recorded 678 cases of Covid19. Most of the new cases are imported,   specifically due to the repatriation of our nationals and the reopening of the borders (Airport and seaport). The total number of recoveries is 521, making the active cases 157. The advisory from the Ministry of Health and Wellness remains the same. It emphasizes wearing masks (or some other face covering) when in public spaces, hand washing, sanitizing and the practice of physical distancing.  These practices will help to control the spread of the disease. Hence, it is very important that we all adhere to these protocols. It is understandable that    having been away from each other we are tempted to hug and get close but we must remember physical     distancing.

Once you return to campus you will be required to wear a mask which must cover the mouth and the nose...


Covid19 Updates from the SSTC's Nurse's Desk (Ep 4))


Returning to work after “Stay at home” order

As at May 27, 2020, there are 564 confirmed cases of Covid19 in Jamaica. Our imported cases have risen to 65, following the repatriation of many Jamaican cruise ship workers from overseas. Many persons are scared. The Jamaican borders had been closed after the first few cases and an entire community quarantined in the earlier phases of the pandemic. Now, we are on the verge of reopening our country and thinking of opening our borders with the number at 564.

Don’t be overly worried. Bear in mind that of the 564 cases, 267 have recovered.  This represents an almost 50% recovery rate. The remaining 288 active cases range from asymptomatic to mild symptoms. These cases are in isolation and are being monitored. As of today we have recorded 1 critical case...