CIBC FirstCaribbean has assured its clients that its office building has undergone a thorough cleaning over the weekend, after one of its employees at its Main Street building tested positive for COVID-19. All of the bank’s offices were therefore able to open safely to the public in Monday morning.
The bank is an active participant in the Cayman Islands Health Services Authority (HSA) employee-screening programme for COVID-19, which is done in compliance with directions from the Cayman Islands Government and participating testing partners. A total of 82 employees were screened.
The Bank has advised that they are in contact with their affected team member, who is asymptomatic. The affected staff member will remain home in isolation for the next 14 days, and is receiving all the necessary support.
As part of our COVID Emergency Response Plan, the Health Services Authority was notified and they took their advice and made all necessary arrangements to deep clean and sanitize the premises over the weekend.
CIBC FirstCaribbean’s Managing Director for Cayman Operating Company, Mark McIntyre, noted: ‘the testing programme is an on-going process, particularly for front-line staff. We assure both our staff and our clients that the safety of staff, clients and the community will continue to be paramount in our minds and we will remain in full compliance with any HSA directives.”
Mr. McIntyre added that the bank continues to implement and enforce a number of safety measures and protocols daily to keep everyone on-site safe.
About CIBC FirstCaribbean
CIBC FirstCaribbean is a relationship bank offering a full range of market leading financial services through our Corporate and Investment Banking, Retail and Business Banking and Wealth Management segments. We are located in sixteen (16) countries around the Caribbean, providing the banking services that fit our customers’ lives through approximately 3,000 employees in 68 branches and offices. We are one of the largest regionally listed financial services institutions in the English and Dutch speaking Caribbean, with over US$11 billion in assets and market capitalization of US $2 billion. We also have an office in Hong Kong. The face of banking is changing throughout the world and CIBC FirstCaribbean intends to lead these changes with the expertise, integrity and knowledge gained from banking in the Caribbean since 1836.
CIBC FirstCaribbean is a member of the CIBC Group. CIBC is a leading Canadian-based global financial institution with 11 million personal banking and business clients. Through our three major business units - Retail and Business Banking, Wealth Management and Capital Markets - CIBC offers a full range of products and services through its comprehensive electronic banking network, branches and offices across Canada with offices in the United States and around the world.