Political Ombudsman Donna Parchment Brown has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19).
A statement from the Office of the Political Ombudsman says Parchment Brown is now in quarantine and all member of staff have been tested “as a precautionary measure”.
The office’s Duke Street location has been closed for cleaning and sanitising. However, work continues with the ombudsman “working remotely from home”.
Laison officers from the Jamaica Constabulary Force are also providing support.
Users wished Parchment Brown well on Twitter, with one asking if Office of the Political Ombudsman had a deputy.
“I am wishing you a full [and] speedy recovery,” tweeted Yaneek Page.
“Wishing her good recovery! Is there a deputy Ombudsman?” asked Twitter user @zemi66.
An attorney-at-law by profession, Parchment Brown is the first women to be named political ombudsman. She was sworn in on November 16, 2015, by Governor-General Sir Patrick Allen, succeeding Bishop Herro Blair who resigned in 2013.