News Release: HAMILTON, Bermuda – Today, the Head of the Public Service, Dr Derrick Binns issued the following statement expressing support of the Ministry of Health’s Public Officers.

Dr Binns said: “The last five months have been some of the most difficult and challenging that our Country has faced. Navigating through the COVID-19 pandemic and mitigating its associated risks have required focused expertise, dedication and professionalism. These are the traits and characteristics that have been displayed by the Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 Public Health Response Team.

“From the very onset of the virus the team at the Ministry of Health have gone about the critical work of ensuring that our community was protected against the devastating effects of the coronavirus.

“These frontline essential workers have worked tirelessly, day and night, week after week, month after month around the clock with one goal in mind – keeping Bermuda and all its residents safe. They have put the needs of the Country first.

“These selfless Public Officers are a testament to the best of humanity, and they deserve our sincerest thanks and appreciation for their sacrifice during one of the worst public health crises the world has seen.

“As the Head of the Public Service, I stand firmly behind the team at the Ministry of Health. They are exemplary Public Officers who have represented the Government of Bermuda with pride. To that end, I extend my support to them under these trying circumstances – and most of all, I extend my absolute gratitude for the work they continue to do to keep Bermuda safe.”