COVID exposure results in precautionary temporary closure of BOJ

August 14, 2020
The Bank of Jamaica along Nethersole Place in downtown Kingston.

The Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) has temporarily closed its main building in downtown Kingston due to a possible exposure to COVID-19.

The BOJ says that the premises may have been compromised by someone who may have been exposed to the virus.

In a statement, the BOJ noted that no BOJ staff member has tested positive for COVID-19 at this time.

However, out of an abundance of caution, it has undertaken a deep cleaning and sanitisation of the building.

As a result, the public is being advised that the BOJ  will not be offering teller and coin exchange services until further advised.

The central bank has also advised that the critical systems which support transactions in the financial markets will continue to operate.

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