Department of Education Services (DES) Urges COVID-19 Positive Students to Follow Public Health Guidance

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The following is a press release from the Department of Education Services:

The Department of Education Services (DES) today (1 September) received notification that students from three educational institutions on Cayman Brac have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.

The affected students are from Layman Scott High, West End Primary, and Creek and Spot Bay Primary Schools.

“The DES places the health and safety of our students as its foremost priority, and we urge the affected students to follow Public Health protocols for entering and exiting isolation,” commented Department of Education Services (DES) Director, Mr. Mark Ray.

The Public Health Guidelines for (Positive) Lateral Flow Test Results for Educational Institutions are as follows:

  • Report the positive result to the Public Health Department and to the institution.
  • Conduct a confirmatory PCR test and isolate for 6 days; noting that the day of your initial positive test is considered Day 0. You may leave isolation on Day 7 and return to your Educational Institution provided you are no longer experiencing symptoms, in particular, sneezing and fever.

Mr. Ray continued, “Despite the recent lessening of COVID-19 regulations, our schools continue to observe many good hygiene practices that have become routine since the pandemic. These include enhanced cleaning of the overall school environment and increased deep cleaning of high-traffic areas.”

To learn more or access the COVID-19 Guidance for Educational Institutions, August 2022 Revision, visit the DES website at

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