September 2020

COVID 19 Response Update – No Active Cases in Anguilla


The Ministry of Health can confirm that there are currently no active cases of COVID-19 in Anguilla. Furthermore, the Ministry of Health has a legal and moral responsibility to report active cases in accordance with the International Health Regulations.

This notwithstanding, we continue to acknowledge that, as a result of our continuing repatriation efforts and attempts to reopen our tourism sector, there is risk that we will import cases of COVID-19. We reiterate that these are our main priorities as we try to navigate through a COVID-19 pandemic that continues to evolve globally.

We would like to reassure the general public of our scientifically sound strategy for keeping Anguilla safe which is based on testing, quarantine/isolation and contact tracing. This will ensure that, if we do import a case of COVID-19, there is no further spread of the virus. There are currently more than 50 persons in secured government quarantine who are being monitored daily.

We take this opportunity to remind the general public that each of us as individuals also has a role to play to protect ourselves and this island from the spread of COVID-19 such as:

  • Frequent Handwashing; if water is unavailable utilize an alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Covering coughs or sneezes with a disposable tissue or in the crook of a flexed elbow.
  • Avoiding contact with persons who are ill with symptoms of acute respiratory infections such as fever or cough.
  • Regular cleaning of surfaces and objects that are frequently touched or handled.

The Ministry calls on the public to be considerate of the challenges persons may have experienced before arriving home, especially the difficulties of being separated from their loved ones for a prolonged period.

The Ministry of Health, your official source of information for this event and all health-related matters, will continue to provide timely updates through the website.

Questions or concerns can be directed to the Ministry’s hotlines at 476-7627, that is 476 SOAP or 584- 4263, that is 584-HAND.