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Active cases decreased by 10

By   /  September 22, 2020  /  Health  /  Comments Off on Active cases decreased by 10

PHILIPSBURG — As of September 21st, seven (7) persons tested positive for COVID-19. However, seventeen (17) persons recovered, bringing the total active cases to sixty-six (66). The total number of confirmed cases is now five hundred and ninety-one (591). The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring 63 people in home isolation. Three patients are hospitalized […]

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“Surviving the Pandemic” a critical mental health component for the wellbeing of employees

By   /  September 10, 2020  /  Health  /  Comments Off on “Surviving the Pandemic” a critical mental health component for the wellbeing of employees

PORT ST. MAARTEN – A number of employees at Port St. Maarten participated in a mental health workshop titled, “Surviving the Pandemic,” via Zoom that was given by Mental Health Foundation (MHF) Psychologist Tameka Lambert MS last week Friday. The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has stated that the COVID-19 pandemic has caused a mental […]

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SMMC launches video on its Auxiliary Care Facility

By   /  September 8, 2020  /  Health  /  Comments Off on SMMC launches video on its Auxiliary Care Facility

CAY HILL: In an effort to weather any possible storms, St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) has made arrangements for its COVID care facilities that are located outside SMMC, to be made more storm resilient. The new care facilities are referred to as SMMC’s Auxiliary Care Facility (ACF) and the construction has been documented in a […]

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SMMC halts non-emergency medical procedures, Policlinics to continue

By   /  August 19, 2020  /  COVID-19, Health, Local News  /  Comments Off on SMMC halts non-emergency medical procedures, Policlinics to continue

CAY HILL — In light of the resurgence of active COVID-19 cases on St. Maarten, St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) has temporarily halted all non-emergency medical procedures and surgeries until further notice. This is in an effort to accommodate the recent influx of COVID-19 patients requiring hospitalization over the past few days and create additional […]

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Fire department Chief addresses COVID-19 rumors

By   /  August 18, 2020  /  Health, Local News  /  Comments Off on Fire department Chief addresses COVID-19 rumors

CAY HILL — Fire Chief Clive Richardson would like to address social media rumors with respect to COVID-19. Richardson said on Tuesday that he does not have COVID-19. “It is overly concerning that individuals would spread social media rumors of such a nature that the Fire Chief has COVID-19. This is emphatically not the case,” […]

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Two staff members at Prison with no direct contact to prisoners, test positive for COVID-19

By   /  August 18, 2020  /  Health, Justice, Local News  /  Comments Off on Two staff members at Prison with no direct contact to prisoners, test positive for COVID-19

PHILIPSBURG — Two staff members at the Pointe Blanche Prison have tested positive for COVID-19. The staff members have had no direct contact with inmates, and therefore pose no immediate threat to prisoners. Management of the prison has launched their contingency plan of acquiring more personnel in order to avoid any disruption of the house […]

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COVID-19 has now risen to 193 confirmed

By   /  August 16, 2020  /  COVID-19, Health  /  Comments Off on COVID-19 has now risen to 193 confirmed

PHILIPSBURG — As of August 16th, St. Maarten has confirmed seventeen (17) new cases of persons who have tested positive for the Corona Virus (COVID-19). The new total of confirmed cases now stand at 317. Of the active cases, the Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring 181 people in home isolation. The Minister of Public […]

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COVID-19 has now risen to 150 confirmed

By   /  August 15, 2020  /  COVID-19, Health  /  Comments Off on COVID-19 has now risen to 150 confirmed

PHILIPSBURG — As of August 14th, St. Maarten has confirmed six new cases of persons who have tested positive for the Corona Virus (COVID-19). The new total of confirmed cases now stand at 269. Of the active cases, the Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring 139 people in home isolation. The Minister of Public Health […]

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Fire department implements COVID-19 response measures

By   /  August 15, 2020  /  Community, COVID-19, Health, Local News, Public Service Announcements  /  Comments Off on Fire department implements COVID-19 response measures

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – The Collection Prevention Services (CPS) has identified one firefighter who tested positive for COVID-19, Fire Chief Clive Richardson said on Friday.  The officer is currently at home under quarantine and contact tracing is being carried out by the staff of CPS. Additional measures at the Fire Department will be […]

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Covidiste Richardson recommende aux gouvernements de prendre des décisons basées sur les données scientifiques

By   /  August 11, 2020  /  Health  /  Comments Off on Covidiste Richardson recommende aux gouvernements de prendre des décisons basées sur les données scientifiques

BALTIMORE / PHILIPSBURG – Les dirigeants de nos pays doivent faire preuve de savoir-faire et doivent par conséquent s’appuyer sur les données médicales dans leurs décisions concernant la santé publique. Voici en bref le message du Lieutenant Colonel Docteur Léonard (Lenny) Richardson, un chercheur d’Anguilla qui fait des recherches sur le Covid19 à l’hôpital Johns […]

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