St. Croix, US Virgin Islands (July 29, 2020) We have seen posts warning the public to stay away from Plaza East, and have heard similar warnings about other establishments, as well as reports of individuals being mistreated because of suspicion that they were infected with COVID-19. Some were never infected, and others had already recovered.
St. Croix, US Virgin Islands (July 22, 2020) The U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Health has adhered to the guidelines set forth by the Department of Property and Procurement as it relates to selecting Avera, Inc. as a potential vendor for a contact tracing application.
St. Croix, US Virgin Islands (July 21, 2020) The U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Health received information from the Roy Lester Schneider Hospital of a death that occurred earlier today, July 21st that may be associated with COVID-19. No additional information is currently available pending further investigation and notification of next of kin.
The Virgin Islands Port Authority (VIPA) is implementing new safety procedures and reinforcing temperature screenings at its airports to combat the spread of the coronavirus in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The new measures were implemented today at the Cyril E. King Airport (CEKA) on St. Thomas and will begin this week at the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport (HERA) on St. Croix. The procedures are as follows:
St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands (July 9, 2020) – On Thursday, officials from Limetree Bay Terminals, LLC and Limetree Bay Refining, LLC (Limetree Bay) announced an increase in COVID-19 positive cases at the facility. President and CEO Brian Lever said the company is working with the V.I. Department of Health (DOH) and the Office of the Governor to enhance Limetree Bay’s existing plan, in order to slow the spread of the virus within the facility.
U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS — Governor Albert Bryan Jr. said during his COVID-19 update on Thursday that beginning Wednesday, July 15, residents of 10 states that are hotspots for the COVID-19 virus must present test results showing they have tested negative for it or quarantine upon their arrival into the Territory. Governor Bryan also issued an order closing bars and prohibiting sitting or standing at bars in restaurants, and he ordered beaches to close at 4 p.m. on the weekends.
St. Croix, US Virgin Islands (July 7, 2020) The Virgin Islands Department of Health has released the general guidelines for the safe reopening of schools throughout the territory this fall. The guidelines follow a three-phased reopening to include 100 percent face-to-face instruction, a combination of virtual and face-to-face, or 100 percent virtual instruction.
U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS — During his weekly update Monday on the status of the COVID-19 virus in the Territory, Governor Albert Bryan Jr. Discussed the recent cases of COVID-19 that have appeared since the Territory entered the “Open Doors” phase of its path to a new normal, and reminded residents that they must continue to be on guard against the virus.
ST. THOMAS, USVI – Department of Education Commissioner Racquel Berry-Benjamin on June 18 provided the first in a series of planned updates on the Department’s preparation for the start of the 2020-2021 school year. During a live session on Facebook, Berry-Benjamin announced that a taskforce comprised of representatives from the Department of Education, Department of Health, Board of Education, Government House, and other stakeholder groups has been formed to ensure the safe reopening of the territory’s public schools.
St. Croix, US Virgin Islands (June 21, 2020) The U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Health has confirmed five new cases of COVID-19 disease. This brings the territory's total confirmed cases to seventy-six—thirty-three on Croix, thirty-nine on St. Thomas, and four on St. John. The most recent two St. Croix cases were a traveler and a community-acquired individual. The community-aquired case is associated with Hangovah Daiquiris in the United Shopping Plaza on St. Croix.