DEAR CHI VOLUNTEER –
As much as we all hoped it would not happen, COVID-19 has now reached Haiti. It has entered the country with foreign travelers as well as people crossing the border from the Dominican Republic. A travesty for a country with so few resources to respond.
The number of people infected or who have died from the virus is unknown due to the small supply of testing kits in the country. Based on signs and symptoms, the numbers are rapidly increasing as is anxiety, panic and hysteria amongst our Haitian friends, clients and colleagues.