The Kingston and St. Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) has begun installing hand-wash stations at the Constant Spring Arcade as well as the Coronation and Papine Markets.
The KSAMC will install hand-wash stations at strategic areas in each of the markets across Kingston and St. Andrew by March 18, 2020.
“This is part of our ongoing thrust to ensure that all the necessary steps are taken to prevent residents from contracting and thereby further spreading the Coronavirus,” mayor of Kingston, Senator Delroy Williams explained.
The KSAMC has a duty to ensure that the city is clean, safe and thriving and as a result, the Council is simultaneously undertaking major cleaning and sanitation in our markets- beginning with our largest, the Coronation Market which is scheduled to re-open on March 20.
“Maintaining sanitary habits is crucial and we believe that installing hand-wash stations in each market will encourage vendors, shoppers and the general public to exercise personal responsibly for frequently and properly washing hands to prevent contamination,” the mayor added.
“Our response is strategic as we join with the health authorities in being adamant that the fight against the virus is the most important focus at this time and we are cooperating with them as far as possible. In the same vein, we appeal to residents to also play your part in observing safe behaviour,” mayor Williams urged.