News Release: HAMILTON, Bermuda – The Ministry of Health’s Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (ESU) is aware of COVID-19 exposure at Whitney Institute Middle School. The persons confirmed with COVID-19 have been isolated.

Additionally, the ESU is contacting confirmed close contacts, and those persons are being advised that they must quarantine (stay home from school and other activities) and get tested for COVID-19.

The assessment of this situation is ongoing and additional communication will be provided, outlining further public health guidelines that must be followed, such as quarantine and testing.

Minister of Education, Diallo Rabain, stated: “The Department of Health is still engaged in assessing this situation.  It is critically important for everyone to strictly adhere to the Government’s safety measures  for reducing the transmission of COVID-19 – wear your mask correctly; wash your hands regularly; and maintain physical distance.

“We will update stakeholders and the community once we receive additional information from the Department of Health.”

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