Grenada announces new COVID protocols, masks and social distancing remains in effect

In the new protocols, the wearing of masks and maintenance of the distance in social gatherings are still in effect on the ground.

Grenada announces new COVID protocols, masks and social distancing remains in effect
Grenada announces new COVID protocols, masks and social distancing remains in effect

Grenada: Ministry of Health and Social Security of Grenada announced the revised guidelines related to the COVID-19 pandemic on May 10, 2022. 

In the new protocols, the wearing of masks and maintenance of the distance in social gatherings are still in effect on the ground. 

PART A: COVID-19 Quarantine and Isolation guidance

Fully vaccinated, unvaccinated or previously infected persons: 

It will include all individuals, whether vaccinated, unvaccinated or previously infected should practise the following measures: 

  • Wear a face mask that covers the mouth and nose while in the company of people from different households. 
  • Maintain a physical distance of at least six feet as much as practicable. 
  • Avoid crowded and close contact settings. 
  • Avoid all unnecessary gatherings and ensure that rooms used indoors have adequate ventilation. 
  • Wash and sanitize hands frequently. 
  • All individuals should be tested between days 5 to 7 after close contact with a positive COVID-19 case. 
  • All individuals should use the self-monitor for symptoms after close contact with a positive case of COVID-19. The duration of self-monitoring is 14 days. 
  • Testing for COVID-19 should be done immediately if symptoms develop. 

Fully vaccinated and previously infected persons: 

  • The individuals are not required to quarantine after contact with a positive case of the COVID-19. They should continue normal activity while observing general prevention measures and do a test for COVID-19 between days 5 to 7. 
  • Fully Vaccinated and previously infected people who test positive should isolate for up to seven days without the need for retesting. 

Unvaccinated and partially vaccinated persons: 

  • The individuals should quarantine for up to five days if they are a household contact of a positive case of COVID-19. 
  • They should be tested on day five, and if negative, they can exit quarantine and resume normal activity while observing general prevention measures. 
  • People who tested positive should be isolated for up to 10 days without the need for retesting. 

Further, the health ministry stated that persons who have been within six feet of a confirmed positive case for a total of 15 minimum or more without wearing Personal Protective Equipment