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Four more businesses affected by COVID-19, close temporarily


Four more businesses affected by COVID-19, close temporarily

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Four more businesses have been impacted by COVID-19 and have temporarily closed.
The directors of Carter’s & Co Ltd issued a closing notice for its Barbarees Hill, St Michael store on its social media pages on Thursday.

It said the company was informed of a positive COVID-19 case, but did not indicate if it was a customer or a member of staff.

“Recently we have been made aware of a positive COVID-19 case at our Barbarees Hill location,” it stated. “Out of an abundance of caution we have taken the decision to close this location until further notice to allow staff to be tested. During this period the location will be professionally sanitised before reopening.”

Management of the neighbouring service station Rubis informed the public it would temporarily close to facilitate testing of staff out of an abundance of caution.

On the company’s Facebook page a notice read: “Rubis wishes to advise that its Barbarees Hill Service Station is temporarily closed until further notice. This closure is as a result of two employees from an adjacent business recently testing positive for COVID-19.

“We have taken the decision to get all staff tested and our location professionally sanitised before reopening.”

Management at Terrific Tiles, also in St Michael, was also forced to close its warehouse and showroom the same day because an employee tested positive.

“A team member in our warehouse returned a positive COVID test result. The point of infection was traced to someone outside our organisation [and] during the test result waiting period, our team member was self-isolating,” the company said.

“To ensure your safety and that of our team, we have closed our Black Rock warehouse so all staff can be tested. While they are in separate locations, our Bank Hall showroom requires the support of the warehouse to deliver service to you. As a result, the showroom is also closed. In an abundance of caution, team members at both locations will be tested.”

Meanwhile, Jordans Supermarket in Speightstown, St Peter, will be closing from tomorrow after a staff member contracted the virus.

In a notice, it added that “all our staff members will be tested for COVID-19 and they will self-quarantine”.

The supermarket said it would remain closed “until further notice” and undergo thorough sanitisation. (SB)