Tuesday, October 3, 2023

BPL Closes in COVID-19 Scare

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Staff members sent home after potential exposure to the virus

Bahamas Power and Light Company (BPL) closed its Peter I Bethel Building on Blue Hill Road, on Tuesday following the potential exposure of a small number of staff members to someone who had been in close contact with an infected person.

In a press statement, the company said the incident occurred around 2pm.

Officials said that once administration was made aware of the potential exposure, out of an abundance of caution and to ensure the safety of staff and customers, the building was closed.

BPL said the staff members potentially exposed, were sent home under strict instructions to ensure they followed the recommended anti-infection protocols.

A professional cleaning company was brought in for deep cleaning and fumigation of the building overnight, the statement said.

BPL assures the public that at “no point, as far as we are aware, has a person infected with the COVID-19 virus accessed our premises.”

The company said it is being vigilant during this crisis, and continues to take the health and safety of its employees and customers as a top priority.

The P. I. Bethel Building at the Blue Hills complex is expected to reopen for payment only on Wednesday, during normal business hours.

Anyone wishing to conduct business with BPL not related to payments should use CALL BPL (225-5275) to speak to Customer Service Centre personnel.

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