The Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce has urged its members to cooperate with the Government’s mandate for businesses to comply with the extended curfew measures prohibiting movement outside the home by all but essential personnel, from 7pm tonight (25 March) until 5am Saturday, 28 March 2020.
Mr Woody Foster, President of the Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce said the safety of Cayman’s people was the biggest priority and appealed to the business community to do the right thing.
“This is an urgent appeal for cooperation and support,” Mr Foster said. “It is absolutely critical the business community comply with Government’s mandate or we will face a similar fate as other countries with widespread community transmission of the COVID-19 virus.”
“While we understand the harsh economic ramifications businesses are facing, this is an unprecedented crisis that the business community can play a significant role in, by supporting the measures put in place by the government in keeping the country safe.
“Together our community can contain the spread of COVID-19 but we must cooperate and support the curfew and the ongoing self isolation of non-essential staff,” Mr Foster said.
The Chamber of Commerce asked all businesses to keep up to date on the COVID-19 issue by sourcing information from trusted government, Chamber and media outlets only.
Individuals can subscribe to the Chamber’s daily COVID-19 Update email by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
The Chamber will also be launching a dedicated COVID-19 website this week. The daily government press conference can be viewed on CIG TV and gov.ky/coronavirus.