Bermuda Responds to CDC Erroneous Classification

Ministry of Health Press Release – August 6th, 2020

The Government of Bermuda was made aware this evening that the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has erroneously classified Bermuda’s COVID-19 risk status as “Level 3 – High”.

A Government spokesperson stated, “According to the World Health Organization, Bermuda only has Sporadic Cases. This is the lowest WHO classification outside of No COVID-19 cases.”

The spokesperson concluded, “The government has contacted the US Consulate in Bermuda to communicate its concern with this listing that does not match the reality on the Island.  Bermuda has one of the most stringent testing regimes in the world and we have worked extremely hard to successfully control the coronavirus on our shores.”