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Need to evacuate? Here are the protocols

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Posted: Monday, November 2, 2020. 2:35 pm CST.

By BBN Staff: The National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) urges everyone in high-risk coastal areas to monitor the situation and evacuate on time.

There is a flood watch for the Cayo, Belize, Stann Creek and Toledo Districts.

If the need arises to evacuate and move to a shelter, the below are the COVID-19 protocols:

Ensure that you are not COVID positive, not in quarantine, not awaiting a test result or being contact traced, and not showing symptoms.

You must wear a mask.

Know which shelter you will go to, take along your essential necessities required for you to survive.

 The elderly and persons with underlying health conditions must not occupy the same space with normal persons.

Note, people showing symptoms will be contained in a separate section of the shelter building.

Hand washing /sanitizing must be done before entering a shelter. Shelter Wardens will allocate shelter space.

Social distance must be adhered to and shelters must be sanitized on a regular basis.

 Garbage must be properly disposed of.

 Proper cleaning and disinfection must be done on a regular basis.

Shelter Managers must monitor and correct hygiene and cough /sneeze etiquette.

The Ministry of Health (MoH) will conduct daily monitoring of shelters to detect people who are sick and showing signs of COVID-19.

The Shelter Management Team (Public Officers/ Volunteers) MUST use PPE.

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