PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — NV GEBE announced in a press release that regrettably there has been employees that were tested positive for COVID19. Employees were immediately isolated and contact tracing was done. The employees are at home on quarantine and CPS is monitoring each employee. NV GEBE stated that the employees who were tested positive does not work directly with the general public. The company is providing full support to every employee during this time. Employees that work in the Main Building will also be required to be tested by CPS. The Main Building was immediately fumigated and employees were requested to stay home on Thursday and Friday.
NV GEBE continues to adhere to all safety precautions in the interest of customers, employees and the public. Since the onset of COVID19 and the threat to NV GEBE, the company has been proactive in its preparation by establishing numerous sanitizing stations in the building (back and front office). All employees are required to wear masks, maintain six feet or more of physical distance and to wash and sanitize hands regularly. The focus continues to be on the preserving the health and safety of our customers, the public, employees and their families. NV GEBE wants to reiterate that there is no need to panic as the situation is being closely monitored.
The company further announced that the Main Office and Simpson Bay Branch Office will remain open to the public with a scaled down staff. We take this time to encourage the community of St Maarten to sign up for MyAccount where you will be able to view and pay your bills from the comfort of your home without the long lines as our community continues to fight this virus.
We will continue to look after the wellbeing of our employees and pray for a full and speedy recovery. In the meantime we are working closely with CPS to ensure testing for the remainder of the staff in the Main Building.