(Press Release, Ministry of Health) On May 5, 2023, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the end of the public health emergency for the COVID-19 virus. However, the threat of COVID-19 and its associated risks remain, and is very evident, as the virus has not been eliminated.
The Ministry of Health, Wellness, Social Transformation and the Environment remains steadfast in our commitment to providing the best possible healthcare to citizens and residents of Antigua and Barbuda in a safe environment.
Therefore, effective immediately, persons visiting or working on the premises of public Healthcare Institutions, will be required to wear a clean, properly fitted mask covering the nose and mouth.
This includes, but is not limited to:
Ministry of Health Headquarters
Health Centers / Clinics / Polyclinics
Sir Lester Bird Medical Centre
Medical Benefits Scheme
Clarevue Psychiatric Hospital
Antigua Barbuda Emergency Medical Services
Central Board of Health
Hannah Thomas Hospital
This also serves as a reminder to continue to practice appropriate infection control measures, good hand washing and workplace hygiene, cough and sneeze etiquette as in protocols already established.
Your adherence to this policy is anticipated.