Filter for Jamaica Government Actions to Stop the Spread of Coronavirus

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2020-09-01 Out Movement restrictions: Border closure 
The Government of the Cayman Islands will reopen its borders to international travel starting September 1.
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2020-07-21 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Day-care centres will be allowed to reopen for an initial two-week period, beginning Tuesday (July 21) as the Government continues to ease restrictions that were imposed to contain the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).
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2020-07-21 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Effective Tuesday (July 21), sports bars will be allowed to reopen their doors for business. This was announced by Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Desmond McKenzie, who said these venues will be conditionally opened until July 31.
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2020-07-19 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
One of the measures that will be taken once the borders reopen include having passengers take a COVID-19 test 72 hours before entering the country. Visitors will also be taken to a monitored self isolation for five days, following which they will be given another COVID-19 test and if negative, they will be permitted to leave.
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2020-07-15 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Come Tuesday (July 21), only senior citizens aged 75 and older will be required to remain indoors under the stay-at-home Order, which is in place to protect the most vulnerable from the coronavirus (COVID-19).
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2020-07-15 Out Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
The Government has relaxed the restriction of movement imposed on this group, raising the targeted age from 65 years to 75 years.
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2020-06-15 In Public health measures: Health screenings in airports and border crossings
Furnishings within the airport have been rearranged, while there is technology to capture the temperature of passengers and sanitisation stations installed to satisfy health requirements under COVID-19
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2020-06-15 Out Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
full reopening of Jamaica’s borders to international travel and, in particular, the restart of the country’s tourism industry.
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2020-06-15 Out Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
Jamaica is set to welcome its first set of tourists on Monday (June 15), since the closure of the country’s borders to international travel on March 24 as part of measures to contain local transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Between 5,000 and 6,000 visitors are expected up to June 30. full reopening of Jamaica’s borders to international travel and, in particular, the restart of the country’s tourism industry.
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2020-06-15 Out Movement restrictions: Border closure 
full reopening of Jamaica’s borders to international travel and, in particular, the restart of the country’s tourism industry.
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2020-06-08 Out Social distancing: Schools closure 
Schools Reopen For CSEC And CAPE Students June 8
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2020-06-08 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
The sessions, held at the Montego Bay Convention Centre from June 8 to 15, were critical in preparing stakeholders for the reopening of the nation’s borders to visitors beginning Monday, June 15. Participants, including operators and workers, were sensitised about the safety protocols in order to protect themselves, their families and community against COVID-19.
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2020-06-01 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
15 Persons Now Allowed At Weddings
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2020-06-01 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
As the ‘work safe, work smart’ order takes effect Monday (June 1), Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, is encouraging employers to make allowances for certain categories of employees to continue working from home.
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2020-06-01 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
As more Jamaicans return to their physical places of work today (June 1), the Ministry of Health and Wellness, through its ‘Every One Counts’ campaign, commenced the distribution of masks to members of the public as part of its coronavirus (COVID-19) control efforts. Through the initiative, which commenced at the Half-Way Tree Transport Centre in Kingston, more than 2,000 KN95 masks are to be distributed in major transport hubs and town squares islandwide by the Ministry’s regional health authorities, to promote the use of masks in public spaces.
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2020-06-01 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
$3.6 Billion Transferred To Persons Under CARE Programme
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2020-06-01 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
extension: The Government of Jamaica announced that effective Tuesday, May 26, a curfew is in effect from 9:00 P.M. to 5:00 A.M.
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2020-05-31 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
Workspace protocols for reopening
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2020-05-24 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
The nationwide curfew has been extended until 31 May. on 24 may from 20.00 to 05.00, and will adjust for the Labour Day holiday; the holiday curfew will begin 24 May at 15.00 and end at 08.00 on 26 May, then resume at 21.00 and end on 31 May at 05.00. Essential workers are exempt.
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2020-05-20 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
All non-essential businesses, including educational institutions and recreational, tourist and leisure facilities, will be closed until 31 May.
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2020-05-18 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
stay-at-home and work-from-home orders end may 31
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2020-05-13 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
Government of Jamaica announced that effective May 13, 2020, a curfew is in effect from 8:00 P.M. to 5:00 A.M. daily.
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2020-05-02 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Health Ministry spends $2.5 Billion on COVID-19 response measures
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2020-04-22 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
extended: The country is under a nationwide curfew until 6 May from 06.00 to 18.00 (local time). Essential workers are exempt.
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2020-04-18 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
All air and sea ports remain closed to incoming passenger traffic until at least 31 May. *Outgoing and cargo flights continue to operate, but flight availability is likely to be very limited
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2020-04-14 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
the Government of Jamaica instituted a lockdown of the parish of St. Catherine, beginning April 15 at 5:00 A.M. until April 22 at 5:00 A.M.
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2020-04-14 In Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
Those in public spaces in St Catherine during the period of the lock-down must wear a mask covering the nose and mouth.
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2020-04-09 In Public health measures: Psychological assistance and medical social work
The Ministry of Health and Wellness is encouraging Jamaicans who may be experiencing anxiety or stress out of concern over the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) to contact its mental health line at 888 NEW LIFE (888-639-5433).
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2020-04-05 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
On April 5, 2020, the Government of Jamaica announced that ports would remain closed for an additional 14 days, until April 18th.
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2020-04-01 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
daily: 8:00 P.M. to 6:00 A.M. island curfew. The curfew will run for seven days and is scheduled to end at 6:00 A.M. on April 8, 2020.
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2020-03-25 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
With effect from the 25th day of March 2020 for a period of fourteen (14) days, all persons 75 years and older must stay at home, subject to exemptions to be specified
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2020-03-24 In Social distancing: Schools closure 
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2020-03-21 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Air and seaports will be closed for 14 days
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2020-03-20 In Public health measures: Health screenings in airports and border crossings
All travelers entering the island with recent travel to China, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, and the United Kingdom may be denied entry or will be subject to immediate quarantine or isolation if symptomatic.
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2020-03-17 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
stay-at-home and work-from-home orders for non essentials
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2020-03-16 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
All travelers from countries w/ transmission of the COVID-19 are required to self-quarantine for 14 days. Those with symptoms are placed in govt. isolation/quarantine facilities
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2020-03-14 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Airline crew will be given special permission to enter the country but are expected to remain in specified locations with restricted movement.
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2020-03-14 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Citizens, non-Jamaicans with permanent residency, and those with marriage exemptions who have travelled to China, Iran, Italy, South Korea, and Singapore in the past 14 days will be subject to health assessments and quarantines.
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2020-03-14 In Movement restrictions: Additional health/documents requirements upon arrival
Citizens, non-Jamaicans with permanent residency, and those with marriage exemptions who have travelled to China, Iran, Italy, South Korea, and Singapore in the past 14 days will be subject to health assessments and quarantines.
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2020-03-14 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
All travellers with recent travel history to China, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Singapore, South Korea and Spain will be subjected to immediate quarantine or could be denied entry.
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