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Changes effective April 18, 2020 #225145
04/19/2020 09:42 AM
04/19/2020 09:42 AM
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St Maarten
BillandElaine Offline OP
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Covid-19 Update - St. Maarten

Extension of lockdown, but with movement options

BIJLAGE ALS BEDOELD IN ARTIKEL 2, TWEEDE LID, VAN HET LANDSBESLUIT UITZONDERINGSTOESTAND VAN 18 APRIL 2020 UPDATED LIST OF BUSINESS CLOSURES SUNDAY APRIL 19, 2020

1. The below services are allowed to be open to the public three days per week on Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays from 8 am to 6 pm:

a. Supermarkets & Grocery Stores

b. Bakeries

c. Pharmacies & Pharmaceutical Suppliers

d. Gas Stations (incl. Wholesalers, Distributors & Retailers of Cooking Gas)

e. Banks

The public is only allowed to make use of the mentioned services in the designated zones in which they live:

Zone A: East of Cole Bay Hill (e.g. Philipsburg, Cay Hill etc.)

Zone B: West of Cole Bay Hill (e.g. Cole Bay, Simpson Bay etc.)

Special arrangements are allowed on these days and for the remainder of the week (excluding Sundays) between the referenced
opening hours for deliveries to continue.

Suppliers of abovementioned services are allowed to provide deliveries to those services.

2. The first hour of shopping (8 am – 9 am) is reserved for the elderly, disabled and pregnant women.

3. Essential Government Services

Government services that are essential in keeping government operational and functioning during the COVID-19 crisis. These
services will remain available to the public as published by these services within the restrictions of this decree.

4. All businesses are to remain closed, with the exception of the following essential & emergency services:

a. Hotels, Guesthouses, Yachting Agents and Marinas, which still have guests to tend to.

b. Security Companies

c. Agriculture (Farmers) & Fisheries (fishermen)

d. Media Outlets

e. Garbage Collection and sewage Services

f. Infrastructure management

g. Funeral Services

h. Essential public utility services

Emergency Services & Remote Technical Customer Support Services may continue for telecommunication (i.e. TELEM, UTS) and utility companies (GEBE).

i. Postal Services St. Maarten (PSS)

j. Emergency & Paramedic Services (EMS)

k. Freight Services

Freight services (offloading, on loading and related services) may continue at the Airport and Harbor. No deliveries and/or pick-ups are allowed unless it is for Government Services or one of the Essential Services mentioned in this list or for those allowed by the Prime Minister of Sint Maarten (e.g. Wholesalers and Retailers of Pharmaceutical supplies, Medical Institutions, Grocery stores, etc.)

l. Shipping & Cargo Companies, incl. FedEx & DHL etc. may make emergency deliveries only to Government or Essential services mentioned in this list or to those allowed by the Prime Minister of Sint Maarten.

m. Government Owned Entities

The Sint Maarten Harbour Group of Companies and the Princess Juliana International Airport.

5. The below services must be closed to the public, but must remain available in case of emergencies:

a. Medical Practitioners

b. Medical Laboratory Service

c. Dental Clinics

d. Notaries/Lawyers (by appointment)

e. Insurance (only as it relates to back office and/or by appointments)

f. Veterinary Clinics

g. Hardware Stores (for order & delivery)

h. Electronic Stores (for order & delivery)

6. All Construction projects must cease, with the exception of the COVID-19 related construction.

7. The following companies must be closed to the public, but may provide services to essential/ emergency services:

a. Restaurants/Catering

Restaurants/Caterers can make special arrangements to provide meals to staff of emergency/ essential services.

b. Commercial Laundry Services

May continue to provide services for Medical Institutions, Hotels that still have guests as well as other essential services.

c. Maintenance & Repair Services

Urgent repairs may take place. This includes all maintenance and repair services related to buildings, appliances, fixtures, vehicles and vessels. Including, but not limited to
automotive garages, tire repair services, plumbing and electrical services, A/C installation and repair. These services
may be provided to the general public only in emergency cases.

d. Gas Stations
On Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, only three gas stations (ULG & Diesel) are allowed to open, namely: Sol Gas Station in Sucker Garden, PetroPlus Gas Station on the Bush Road & Sol Cole Bay (Tackling Gas Station). Opening hours will be from 8 am until 6 pm to supply vehicles of essential and emergency services. Wholesale suppliers of fuel are
allowed to continue to offer delivery services to the gas stations.

e. Suppliers of Cooking Gas

On Mondays through Saturdays, suppliers retailers of cooking gas are allowed to provide delivery services.

f. Water deliveries

8. Waivers (written permission to be on the road during lockdown)

a. Essential staff of the businesses mentioned in this list must be in the possession of a valid disaster pass or a waiver signed by the owner of the business.

b. Persons already in possession of an existing waiver for essential services mentioned herein and signed by the Prime


Elaine
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Re: Changes effective April 18, 2020 [Re: BillandElaine] #225146
04/19/2020 09:44 AM
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The end is cut off, but you get the gist. Legal documents will be posted today or tomorrow.


Elaine
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Re: Changes effective April 18, 2020 [Re: BillandElaine] #225148
04/19/2020 09:52 AM
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Thanks for posting that.

Re: Changes effective April 18, 2020 [Re: BillandElaine] #225149
04/19/2020 09:58 AM
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Thanks for posting.


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Re: Changes effective April 18, 2020 [Re: BillandElaine] #225150
04/19/2020 10:02 AM
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Last edited by ruralcarrier; 04/19/2020 10:11 AM.
Re: Changes effective April 18, 2020 [Re: BillandElaine] #225151
04/19/2020 10:03 AM
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Thanks!


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Re: Changes effective April 18, 2020 [Re: BillandElaine] #225155
04/19/2020 10:12 AM
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More organized than USA

Re: Changes effective April 18, 2020 [Re: BillandElaine] #225160
04/19/2020 11:51 AM
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The Prime Minister, the Honorable Silveria Jacobs, is scheduled to deliver a National Address at 2 PM on Facebook.


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Re: Changes effective April 18, 2020 [Re: BillandElaine] #225165
04/19/2020 12:10 PM
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Second what Pelican Pirate posted above. This is how you take steps to slowly re-open things. Things work so much better when you have a plan. But, I'm still curious about COVID-19 testing on SXM.


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