Countries across the region have taken measurable steps to stop the spread of COVID-19, including vaccination and testing mandates. The CARICOM Secretariat recently announced some of its own measures, which took effect on October 1. According to a brief statement from the regional organization’s head office, the measures include proof of vaccination for staff members and all persons seeking to enter its offices to do business. In addition, the staff members and members of the public who are not vaccinated would require a PCR test no older than seven days to enter the offices. The secretariat says the measures, which are now in play, are aimed at providing a safe working environment for staff, in keeping with attempts to limit the spread of COVID-19.