Public Health

Public Health Administration 345-244-2889 or 244-2621

As of 27 June 2022, there are 825 estimated active cases of COVID-19 in the Cayman Islands.

If you have flu symptoms contact the 24 hour Flu Hotline 1-800-534-8600, 345-947-3077 or email flu@hsa.ky

Sister Islands Flu Hotline - 1-800-534-2243

Effective 30 June 2022, persons who have tested positive for COVID-19 and completed the required isolation period, six days for vaccinated persons and nine days for unvaccinated persons, will no longer have to undergo exit testing.

Persons who test positive for COVID-19 by lateral flow test must still report their positive result and complete a confirmation PCR test at an HSA COVID testing centre (see below).  To report a positive LFT result, visit https://www.exploregov.ky/report-covid19-result

Isolation requirements:

  • Fully vaccinated positives – Isolate for 6 days. Leave isolation on day 7 as long as you have no symptoms
  • Unvaccinated/partially vaccinated positives – Isolate for 9 days. Leave isolation on day 10 as long as you have no symptoms
  • Vaccinated Contacts -Vaccinated persons who are primary contacts of COVID-19 positive persons must conduct daily lateral flow testing for 6 days, but may continue usual activities
  • Unvaccinated Contacts - Unvaccinated persons in the household of a positive must quarantine for 9 days.
  • Unvaccinated children 11 and under – isolate based on the vaccination statis of their parent/guardian. Mixed households (ie: one parent vaccinated, one unvaccinated) default as unvaccinated.
  • As a reminder, the day you test positive, is considered Day 0.

HSA COVID Testing Centres

  • Truman Bodden Sports Complex (Drive-Through) –  Effective Monday 18th July, Monday, Wednesday, Friday only 8am – 11am.
  • Cayman Brac – Aston Rutty Centre – Monday – Friday 9am – 10am (closed weekends & public holidays)
  • Little Cayman Clinic - Monday – Friday 1pm – 2pm by appointment only (closed weekends & public holidays)

 

Request an isolation/quarantine letter: Isolation letters/forms are no longer required from Public Health to be released from isolation. Isolation letters can only provided to persons who report a positive and have a confirmation PCR test conducted with Public Health. If you need to request a letter please use the form here.

 

Additional resources:

  • Quarantine/Isolation Grocery & Support Services
    Isolation Support Line, 946-3530 or 1-800-534-3530, isolationsupport@gov.ky
    Monday – Friday | 9am – 4pm
    Saturday | 9am – 1pm
  • Reading your PCR Result (definition of results)
    • INCONCLUSIVE – multiple tests performed on the sample and is not showing positive nor negative, making the result ‘inconclusive’. Please send your result to Flu Hotline (flu@hsa.ky) to seek advice on your status from Public Health.
    • REPREP - the sample has been processed and has been designated for reprocessing in the lab. Persons do not need to take another PCR test. The result will be slightly delayed past the expected timeframe since it must be processed again. No action required until the person receives the PCR final result (ie: negative, positive, inconclusive).

Click here for Public Health Alerts & Updates

To schedule a COVID-19 PCR test, click here.

For the latest COVID-19 vaccination schedule, click here.

For comprehensive information on Coronavirus Preparedness, visit gov.ky/coronavirus

On the right side of this page (under About) you can find more information on specific Public Health programmes, outbreaks, etc.

About Public Health:

Through five satellite health centres – one for each district in Grand Cayman – the Community Health Services provides primary care across the island. This supports the Cayman Islands Health Service Authority’s firm belief that every member of the community is entitled to the highest possible standard of health care through a community-based health system.

Services provided through the district health centres include general practice, immunisations, maternal and child health care, health education and support of disabled patients in their homes. Home visiting services are also provided.

Public Health programmes include:
•    Health advice and vaccines for international travellers;
•    School Health including primary care, health assessments, vision and hearing tests etc.
•    Nutrition and dietary counselling clinics;
•    Child health including growth and development monitoring;
•    Communicable disease screening;
•    Disease control programmes, including surveillance, immunization (adults and children); and
•    Special programmes relating to Genetics and Sexual health.

Public Health Nursing Clinic (childhood vaccinations) - 345-244-2648

 

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