RUBIS Donates PPE Gear To Frontline Workers In Antigua

RUBIS recently presented the Government with a large supply of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

The provision of essential personal protective equipment (PPE) is part of a regional effort that RUBIS has undertaken in the Eastern Caribbean to ensure the countries in which they operate have continued supplies of these critical items. Curtis Francis, Retail Account Executive, RUBIS made the presentation of 2000 KN95 masks, 2000 surgical masks and 2000 surgical gloves to Alfred Athill, Head of Pharmaceuticals and Ena Dalso-Henry, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health.

In accepting the donation, Mr Athill thanked RUBIS for the safety items on behalf of the Government. He explained, “This comes at a time when the country and the entire world is opening up gradually to facilitate business activity”. He continued, “We will do whatever it takes to get these items out to particularly our frontline workers.”

Mr Francis said that RUBIS was pleased to play its part as a good corporate citizen, stating, “We are fully aware that the frontline workers need to be protected, ultimately allowing them to protect all citizens.”

Throughout the pandemic, RUBIS has been working diligently to ensure their operations remain open and employees are kept safe at work whilst providing an essential service to their fuel customers. At the service stations, they have installed COVID-19 signage at the fuel pumps and inside the store to remind customers on safe practices. More frequent cleaning of high touch areas has been implemented so customers can be reassured they are safe when visiting the 7 Rubis locations across the island.

Curtis Francis, Retail Account Executive, RUBIS (right) makes the presentation of PPE gear to Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health Ena Dalso-Henry (middle) and Head of Pharmaceuticals Alfred Athill (left)