The Parliament of St. Maarten will be adjusting its operations in light of new measures related to mitigating the coronavirus effective immediately until further notice.

The following precautionary measures have been put in place to contribute to the safety and well-being of Members of Parliament, staff and visitors in light of the ongoing global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Effective immediately the House of Parliament will be closed to the entire public. All scheduled school visits will be postponed until further notice.

Efforts are being made for all Parliamentary meetings to be conducted electronically, and to be broadcasted online. Meetings will not take place in Parliament unless otherwise specified by the President of Parliament, this includes public meetings, staff meetings, third party or operational meetings.

The general public is encouraged to follow parliamentary meetings online.

All non-essential staff are required to stay at home, unless indicated otherwise, as arrangements are being made for staff to work remotely.

The President of Parliament Mr. Rolando Brison, encourages all residents of St. Maarten to continue to take their own measures to encourage safety and security for all. Let us pray that St. Maarten can avoid as much of the brunt of the damage potential of this viral phenomenon. The President furthermore encourages everyone to continue to stay tuned to bulletins from the Government and EOC regarding any new measures.