The Consulate General is pleased to confirm all employees and others subject to mandatory testing have tested negative for COVID-19. In addition, the Consulate General premises, including all public-facing facilities, have been thoroughly disinfected and cleaned in accordance with Hong Kong Center for Health Protection (CHP) and U.S. CDC guidelines. In consultation with CHP, the Consulate General will reopen for public services, including American citizen services and visa interviews, on Monday, March 22. Applicants who had visa or ACS appointments cancelled will be contacted directly when they are able to be rescheduled. The lone affected office within the building has been isolated and will remain closed for a total of fourteen days per CHP guidelines.
As we have stated, the Consulate General takes seriously the prevention and containment of COVID-19. We abide by 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 implemented all appropriate measures to help control the spread of COVID-19.
We would like to express our appreciation to CHP for their close coordination and assistance throughout this process.