Family Guardian closes office after employee has COVID-19


Tribune Staff Reporter


FAMILY Guardian Insurance Company announced that their Carmichael office is closed to the public until further notice after an employee tested positive for COVID-19.

The employee from the Carmichael District Office is presently on leave, but not requiring hospitalisation, the insurance company said on their Facebook page. The closure started yesterday.

The company explained: “We will conduct a full, professional sanitization of our premises. All employees who may have been exposed will work remotely while self-quarantining for 14 days. An assessment of each employee will be conducted before they return to work.

“For additional information on payments, customer service, remote services and our office hours, and to find your agent, please visit our website at www.familyguardian.com.”

Recently three other local businesses have experienced staff members testing positive for the virus.

On Friday, Dairy Queen (Bahamas) put out a release stating an employee from their Mall at Marathon location tested positive for the virus and the eatery was closed that day for full sanitisation before reopening to customers. The release indicated the worker is currently on sick leave.

The release read: “Any employees who may have had contact have been released to self-quarantine for the recommended 14-day period, before being assessed and allowed to safely return to work.”

On the same day Nassau Tile also gave notice that they would not be open to the public for a two-week quarantine period after a staff member was exposed to COVID-19 and tested positive. The company added all other staff members tested negative and the premises have been professionally sanitised.

Then on Sunday, Bliss Wax Boutique advised in an announcement that they would close to the public for full sanitisation after an employee, who is presently on leave, tested positive for the virus.

The boutique stated: “Additionally, we will not be delivering services and the boutique will be closed for 14 days. All employees who may have been asked to self-quarantine for 14 days, after which a secondary assessment of the employee will be completed before returning to work.”


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