The Heroes’ Circle offices of the Ministry of Education, Kingston have been shut down since mid-day today, Tuesday. The shutdown will continue all day Wednesday, according to a staff bulletin from the Ministry of Education.
The Ministry said the Heroes Circle Offices were to close for sanitization.
The announcement came after the sudden postponement this morning of a press conference that was scheduled for 11:30 to deal with the status of schools and the school year as affected by COVID-19.
The sudden postponement and the immediate shutdown as of noon today have led to speculation about whether there are suspected cases of COVID-19 at the offices.
Staff members have been asked to work from home for the latter part of today and tomorrow, Wednesday.