January 2021

Household Member Who Travelled with COVID-19 Positive Visitor Tests Positive for


An adult male household member, who travelled with the COVID-19 positive visitor from the United States on December 28th, has now also tested positive for COVID-19. The man, an established contact of that case, who was under quarantine, was retested yesterday, January 1st. That test came back positive. He has mild symptoms at this time and remains in isolation at an approved location.

This brings our total number of confirmed cases to 15 with two active cases on island at present.

The Ministry assures the general public that all protocols for testing, quarantine/isolation and contact tracing are being followed to minimize the risk of transmission.

The Ministry notes that as the number of COVID-19 cases continue to rise internationally, the risk continues for Anguilla to import cases. Therefore, the Ministry continues to stress the importance of our stringent entry testing and quarantine protocols. All persons must submit a negative COVID-19 test conducted 3-5 days before arrival, be tested on entry, quarantine and have a negative test to exit quarantine.

The Ministry of Health reminds the public to practice hygienic measures to protect against COVID-19. These include:

  • 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.
  • Regularly cleaning surfaces and objects that are frequently touched or handled

The Ministry will continue to provide timely updates and accurate information through our media partners, our official Facebook page or at www.beatcovid19.ai. Persons with any questions or concerns can call the Ministry’s hotlines at 476-7627, that is 476 SOAP or 584- 4263, that is 584-HAND.

Additionally, if you or someone you know may need support with coping through these times, please contact the 24/7 Mental Health and Psycho-social Support Hotline at 584-0406.