Close to one hundred percent of staff at the Belize Water Services Limited has been vaccinated. The utility company updated the media on its vaccination rate via a press release commending its employees for the high level of vaccination uptake and for recognizing that water and wastewater services are key components to public health, especially now given the pandemic. The release goes on to say, quote, “As soon as the vaccines were available, as part of BWS’ COVID-19 preparedness and mitigation, BWS’ Board pushed for utility workers be given priority for the vaccine. To date, BWS has had 77 employees who have tested positive for the virus. We are pleased to report that none of these employees became critically ill or had to be hospitalized; in fact, they have been medically cleared to return to work in fairly short time spans.” End of quote. Love News understands that BWS employees are issued a pin declaring them fully vaccinated once they submit their confirmation.