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9 Covid-19 cases hit Commonwealth Bank

In recent days it was reported and confirmed that several Commonwealth Bank locations had staff that tested positive for COVID-19.  

The outbreak of the virus has been identified in the following branches with respective numbers of individuals affected as follows:

• East Bay (2)

• Oakes Field (1)

• Cable Beach (1)

• Credit Card Center/ Plaza Branch (1)

• Audit Center/. Plaza Branch (1)

• Delinquency / Plaza Branch (2)

• Marsh Harbour (1)

To date, there has been just one closure of the Marsh Harbour branch and no further closures, deep cleaning or public warnings.

During a brief and informal meeting, employees were told that they are at low risk and are expected to report to work.

Many staff members have chosen to self-isolate from family members out of an abundance of caution while they await any further instructions on testing and deep cleaning of their work spaces.

Staff who realize the treacherous waters that this pandemic has placed on them economically and financially along with a sense of uncertainty in their employment future, reluctantly report to work, fearful for their personal safety.  

As the principal owner of Commonwealth Bank, Brent Symonette seems more focused on the continued full operation of his facilities with little to no concern for staff and the general public.  

The Ministry of Health guidelines for facilities exposed to the coronavirus has been ignored by Commonwealth Bank, according to frustrated employees.  

They say they believe it is a blatant display of profits over people.

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