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Four BPL employees have COVID-19

Bahamas Power and Light Company Ltd. (BPL) has confirmed that four of its employees have been tested and diagnosed with COVID-19.

“Subsequent to our earlier report of a contractor having been diagnosed with COVID-19, a BPL employee who left work with an unrelated illness, without experiencing any COVID-19 related symptoms, decided to test and was found positive,” BPL noted in a press statement yesterday. “Contact tracing and testing sparked by this discovery resulted in the four new cases. Those employees are home for the required 14-day isolation period as they recover.”

According to BPL, seven other persons have been tested and their results came back negative.

“As always, our first priority remains the health and safety of all employees. We are therefore carefully following all preventative practices outlined by the Ministry of Health, the United States’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and our own internal guidelines to arrest transmission of this disease,” statement BPL. “We have enhanced our deep cleaning, fumigating and sanitization schedules and have adapted our daily operations to adjust for more stringent practices to promote safety of employees and our customers. Those adjusted practices include immediately increasing employing remote work and meeting mechanisms, as well as minimizing the number of employees reporting to work in the E. Coburn Sands Building for a period of one week beginning August 17, 2020.”

ahamas Power and Light Company Ltd. (BPL) has confirmed that four of its employees have been tested and diagnosed with COVID-19.

“Subsequent to our earlier report of a contractor having been diagnosed with COVID-19, a BPL employee who left work with an unrelated illness, without experiencing any COVID-19 related symptoms, decided to test and was found positive,” BPL noted in a press statement yesterday. “Contact tracing and testing sparked by this discovery resulted in the four new cases. Those employees are home for the required 14-day isolation period as they recover.”

According to BPL, seven other persons have been tested and their results came back negative.

“As always, our first priority remains the health and safety of all employees. We are therefore carefully following all preventative practices outlined by the Ministry of Health, the United States’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and our own internal guidelines to arrest transmission of this disease,” statement BPL. “We have enhanced our deep cleaning, fumigating and sanitization schedules and have adapted our daily operations to adjust for more stringent practices to promote safety of employees and our customers. Those adjusted practices include immediately increasing employing remote work and meeting mechanisms, as well as minimizing the number of employees reporting to work in the E. Coburn Sands Building for a period of one week beginning August 17, 2020.”

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