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Employees at Shangri-La Boracay test positive for COVID-19

Employees at Shangri-La Boracay test positive for COVID-19

SHANGRI-LA. The Boracay hotel is closed due to staff members testing positive

Shangri-La Boracay Facebook page

Shangri-La Hotels says those who tested positive did not exhibit symptoms

A “small number” of staff members from the Shangri-La Resort and Spa in Boracay tested positive for COVID-19, according to a press statement from Shangri-La Hotels. 

Shangri-La did not specify how many employees tested positive, but it was enough for them to temporarily close all bookings until January 28 and set up the testing of all staff members. 

According to Shangri-La, all those who tested positive did not exhibit symptoms. 

“Comprehensive contact tracing has been conducted and as precautionary measure, close contacts of the affected colleagues have also been asked to self-isolate until further notice,” they added.

According to the hotel, they’ve implemented the following safety precautions for when they will reopen:

  • Mandatory temperature screening for all our colleagues and guests.
  • Employees would be checked twice daily
  • All guests should complete health and travel declaration form upon check-in
  • Increased sanitation of rooms, facilities and public areas
  • Physical distancing enforcement
  • Regular reminders for all staff to remain vigilant and “adopt good personal hygiene
  • Staff to help monitor guests who exhibit signs of illness

Boracay reopened to tourists on October 1, despite the fact the coronavirus pandemic continues to infect more people in the Philippines.

As of Wednesday, January 27, the Philippines has 516,166 total cases, 30,357 of which are active. – Rappler.com

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