SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) – The management of Social & Health Insurances (SZV) was notified on Sunday August 23rd, of one (1) employee that has tested positive for COVID-19. The employee was last at the SZV office on August 13, 2020 and is stationed in an office level that is not a client service area. As a precautionary measure, additional sanitation took place at the SZV office building today, Monday August 24, 2020.
All employees working in this office level, will be home until further notice. At this time, no other employees have reported symptoms and SZV will independently provide testing for all employees who have been in direct contact with the diagnosed staff member.
Management of SZV is in contact with CPS to implement any additional protocols necessary to strengthen its internal COVID-19 prevention guidelines. SZV service to clients will continue uninterrupted, as this is now provided primarily online, by phone or by appointment. Since June 1, SZV discontinued walk-in client services.
SZV takes this opportunity to remind the community of the importance of adhering to the COVID-19 prevention guidelines, at home, in public areas and at your workplace. Contact CPS via phone number 914 if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or if you have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for the virus. By preventative action we can combat COVID-19.