TSTT (Telecommunications Services of Trinidad and Tobago) is refuting claims by the Communication Workers Union (CWU), that there is a positive COVID-19 case at one of the company’s offices—the office at Jerningham Avenue, Port of Spain.

TSTT also is refuting the CWU’s claims that the company has failed to take the necessary action, including sanitisation of the premises.

In an official statement issued today, the company states categorically that contrary to the union’s claims, the company has acted proactively in the matter and followed the best practice for such situations, as outlined by the Ministry of Health.

The following is the full text of the release issued by TSTT on the matter… 

No COVID-19 case at TSTT

TSTT categorically rejects the CWU’s claim of a COVID-19 positive case at our Jerningham Avenue office.

At this time, there are no COVID-19 positive cases at any TSTT staff location.

On Monday 19th April, TSTT informed the CWU that after a contact tracing exercise by the Ministry of Health (MoH), one of our employees was found to be a secondary contact to a COVID-19 case. We assured the Union that the Company took the necessary precautions to ensure that prevailing health and safety protocols were followed.

While the employee in question has shown no symptoms of the virus, we thoroughly sanitized the building and proactively put measures in place for that employee to perform their duties remotely. Both actions were taken pre-emptively and out of an abundance of caution.

At TSTT, the health and safety of our employees remain the top priority. Apart from mandatory hand sanitizing and temperature monitoring, we have increased the cleaning and sanitizing of work locations and high traffic areas, implemented weekly fogging of all staff locations, installed handwashing stations, distributed face masks, and implemented a series of measures in the best interest of those we serve.

In keeping with Company Policy, we will continue to respect the employee’s privacy and not divulge any information about that person’s identity or health status.

TSTT gives its assurance that the Company will continue to adhere strictly to MoH guidelines and take the necessary precautions to protect its employees, customers, and partners.