SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) – The Inspectorate VSA (Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour) held an informational session with the Coast Guard of St. Maarten concerning the outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 on March 9th, 2020.
The Inspector General Dr. Earl Best who gave the presentation and updated the Coast Guard team about COVID-19, Dr. Best informed the Coast Guard team members of what is a suspected case, the global economic impact, the self- containment procedures according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
What to do in case the Coast Guard encountered at sea a person who has a suspected case of COVID-19. What is quarantine and how to quarantine a person at their home? Dr. Best explained what preventative measures are currently in place and how to effectively use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE’s).
The Coast Guard team asked many questions about how to safely dispose of products used by a person who a suspected/confirmed case of is COVID-19, and how to quarantine a person at their home. Dr. Best answered all of these questions.
The Coast Guard team was very satisfied with the presentation.