NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Describing the number of COVID-19 related deaths and infections in the country as “scary and frightening”, Super Value’s principal Rupert Robert confirmed to Eyewitness News that the food store chain is hoping to have its 1,000 employees vaccinated by the end of September.
In an interview with Eyewitness News, Roberts said: “It’s a work in progress. We put out a memo that said about 30 percent of our staff has been vaccinated. That’s a guesstimate right now.”
Roberts continued: “We’re doing this because we have to take whatever preventative measures we can to limit the spread of this virus. It’s the number of cases and deaths that are frightening. This thing is a serious health concern all over the world. It’s getting scary and we are just trying to take whatever measures we can.”
The mandate was contained in an all-staff memo dated August 26 from the company’s president Debra Symonette.