We have been informed that two Consulate General employees have tested positive for COVID-19. Due to privacy concerns, we are not able to share additional information. We can confirm that the employees in question do not work in offices that interact with the public.
The U.S. Consulate General takes seriously the prevention and containment of COVID-19. Since the start of the pandemic, we have abided by all Hong Kong government requirements for the arrival, testing, and quarantine of all diplomatic personnel and their family members. In coordination with Hong Kong authorities, the U.S. Consulate General and all of our staff have responsibly implemented all appropriate measures to help control the spread of COVID-19.
We have closed the Consulate General to perform a deep disinfection and cleaning, while appropriate contact tracing is completed.
The U.S. Department of State has no greater responsibility than the safety and security of U.S. citizens overseas and our locally-employed staff.
All scheduled services for U.S. citizens and visa applicants have been canceled on Tuesday, March 16 and Wednesday March 17. We will contact affected applicants directly as soon as we are able to reschedule these appointments.