Quarantine facilities in Grenada will face removal from the Ministry of Health’s approved quarantine facility list, if their employees are not fully vaccinated.
June 1, 2021 was the deadline given by the Ministry of Health for all quarantine facilities to ensure that their staff members are fully vaccinated.
The Ministry of Health, in collaboration with the Grenada Tourism Authority, last weekembarked on the inspection of various quarantine sites across the island, a process gearedtowards ensuring that the workers and quarantined individuals remain safe.
Starting on Wednesday, the Ministry of Health will begin issuing warning letters toproperties that are not in full compliance with this stipulation. If remedial action is notimmediately taken, these properties will be delisted as quarantine facilities, effective Friday, June 4, 2021.
Health Minister, Hon. Nickolas Steele explained that a quarantine facility can be reinstatedwhen it complies with the requirements to ensure that all persons employed at the facilityare vaccinated.
At Tuesday’s Post Cabinet Press Briefing, the Minister also provided clarification on theapproval lists maintained by the Ministry of Health and the Grenada Tourism Authority.
The GTA list identifies properties which have completed the relevant training of staff andhave been certified for opening. In the case of hotels, this applies to homestay guests only.
The Ministry of Health list on the other hand, specifically identifies properties that arerecognized as quarantine facilities.
The Minister further explained that a facility may be removed from the Ministry of Health’sapproved list, but still be allowed to remain on the GTA’s list.