November 28, 2021

Cayman: Lateral Flow Test Pilot Continues for Households in Quarantine

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Public Health will be conducting the antigen detecting rapid ‘lateral flow’ testing pilot on Tuesday 19 October 2021 at the John Gray High School Gymnasium.Students, their households, their teachers and any persons in quarantine due to being a primary contact of one of the positive cases of the classes below will be tested. This testing is for ‘negative’ households only. Student households where someone is negative have been contacted directly by Public Health to schedule an appointment time for the entire household.

 John Gray High School 7DJ (testing appointments 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm)
 First Baptist Y1 (testing appointments 3pm — 4pm) 
 First Baptist Y4 (testing appointments 4:30 pm — 5:30 pm)
 Clifton Hunter High School 9G3 (testing appointments 6pm – 7:30pm)
 Clifton Hunter High School 9C3 (testing appointments 8pm — 9:30pm)
 Other families who are in quarantine directly related to these classes (testing available
1:00 pm -9:30 pm)

After a negative test is returned, persons will be free to leave and will no longer have to quarantine. If anyone tests positive, they will also have a PCR test conducted in a separate location on the same site. There will be a demonstration of how to do the tests and then assistance in conducting them
under the instruction of a public health official, although people will be conducting these tests on themselves and assisting their family members. Lessons and feedback from this pilot will be incorporated into the national testing plan for education.


Clifton Hunter 9G3 households will be given one (1) lateral flow test per person to take home. They must take this test on Wednesday (which was their original test date) and report any positive result to Public Health at [email protected]


First Baptist Y1 and Y4 households will be given one (1) lateral flow tests per person to take home. They must take this test on Wednesday (which was their original test date) and report any positive result to Public Health at [email protected]


Clifton Hunter 9C3 households will be given two (2) lateral flow test per person to take home. They must take this test each day until Thursday (which was their original test date) and report any positive result to Public Health at [email protected]

John Gray High School 7DJ households will be given two (2) lateral flow test per person to take home. They must take this test each day until Thursday (which was their original test date) and report any positive result to Public Health at [email protected]


If anyone tests positive on the at-home lateral flow test, they need to immediately isolate and contact Public Health. Persons are required under the Public Health Act to report all communicable diseases, and COVID-19 disease is a communicable disease under the Act. Each family will have their results viewed by a member of the Public Health team. This testing is for the negative households only. Households with a known positive are to remain home and follow the guidance from the Public Health staff.


All persons are reminded to wear a mask and bring government photo ID. Households are
advised to come together and must stay within their family unit as strict social distancing will be
adhered to.


A brief information video demonstrating how to conduct the tests can be found here
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=raHUoD3ZZ-s

While in quarantine, if persons in quarantine develop ‘flu symptoms, please contact your
healthcare provider or the Flu Hotline. 1-800-534-8600,

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