(CMR) Twelve caregivers at the Maxfield Park Children's Home in Kingston, Jamaica, tested positive for COVID-19.
However, the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA) said no child has tested positive for the virus at the facility, which currently has 92 children and 80 caregivers.
The agency said 74 caregivers and 92 children were tested between December 13-31 last year.
All caregivers who tested positive were asymptomatic and have since been sent home to self-isolate. Arrangements have been made for the remaining caregivers to be tested.
All exposed areas used by the staff members who tested positive for the virus have been sealed off as the home undertakes deep-cleaning and sanitizing.
The agency said the home has been adhering to COVID-19 protocols, including checking temperature, sanitizing, and wearing masks.
CPFSA will be working with the Ministry of Health to continue to carry out contact tracing and to observe protocols to ensure children at the facility are protected.
The agency said it was also in dialogue with Maxfield Park's management and the Ministry of Education.
The home, which cares for children 0-18 years old, operates an early childhood preschool and a school for children with special needs. Children at the facility also attend schools outside the facility.