U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS – The territory will reopen to leisure travelers tomorrow, Saturday, September 19th, however, Governor Albert Bryan Jr. is reminding the public that the territory remains in the Safer at Home phase of the COVID-19 pandemic response. On Saturday Sept. 12, “we allowed hotels and other guest lodgings to begin accepting reservations and tomorrow, Sept. 19, they will once again be able to accept and check-in visitors,” Governor Bryan said. “But I want to remind the public we are still in the Safer at Home Phase in our reopening strategy.”
St. Croix, US Virgin Islands — The Department of Health is significantly concerned that researchers and news sources have published that the mortality rate for COVID-19 in the U.S. Virgin Islands could top the world in per capita pandemic deaths.
St. Croix, US Virgin Islands — After further investigating cause of death and ensuring notification of next of kin, the Virgin Islands Department of Health is saddened to confirm the territory’s nineteenth death related to COVID-19. The deceased is a 82-year old male on St. Thomas.
St. Croix, US Virgin Islands—After further investigating cause of death and ensuring notification of next of kin, the Virgin Islands Department of Health is saddened to confirm the territory’s eighteenth death related to COVID-19. The deceased is a 68-year old female on St. Croix.
U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS – During his weekly press briefing on Tuesday, Governor Albert Bryan Jr. allowed a number of restrictions under the “Stay at Home” order to expire, effectively moving the Territory up to “Safer at Home” status, meaning that nonessential businesses are allowed to reopen. Governor Bryan also said the Territory is scheduled to resume leisure travel on September 19, which means that hotels, Airbnbs, villas and other tourist accommodations may begin taking reservations again.
St. Croix, US Virgin Islands—After further investigating cause of death and ensuring notification of next of kin, the Virgin Islands Department of Health is saddened to confirm the territory’s seventeenth death related to COVID-19. The deceased is a 93-year old male on St. Thomas.
St. Croix, US Virgin Islands — After further investigating cause of death and ensuring notification of next of kin, the Virgin Islands Department of Health is saddened to confirm the territory’s sixteenth death related to COVID-19. The deceased is a 59-year old male on St. John.
St. Croix, US Virgin Islands (September 4, 2020) -- The Virgin Islands Department of Health has received a donation of 800 vials of the COVID-19 treatment Remdesivir from the New Jersey Government. The generous donation of the antiviral drug can potentially treat 100-200 patients depending on the severity of the virus and will be split between the Juan F. Luis Hospital and the Roy L. Schneider Hospital. This act of kindness will help the territory tremendously as we continue to build capacity and increase inventory of much-needed supplies.
U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS – During his weekly press briefing on Monday, Governor Albert Bryan Jr. gave details about why he extended the “Stay-at-Home” order until September 8. As a result of the Governor extending the current restrictions, the planned September 8 reopening of the Territory’s public schools has been pushed back to September 14, and all school campuses remain closed.
U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS— Director Barbara Jackson-McIntosh would like to inform the motoring public that due to the extension of the Stay-at-Home order issued by Governor Albert Bryan Jr.; the bureau will only be serving customers by appointment only.  As Governor Bryan has extended the Stay at Home phase in an effort mitigate the spread of the coronavirus, the Bureau of Motor Vehicles has implemented the following protocols: