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.
St. Croix, US Virgin Islands (June 12, 2020) Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the Unites States, taking over 100 lives daily. It can be a result of many factors, including preexisting mental health issues, physical health issues, extreme stress, or sudden trauma. During a global pandemic stress levels are running high which can put people at a higher risk for suicide.
St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands — The Virgin Islands Department of Health, Division of Environmental Health advises all Retail Food Service Establishments that it will suspend enforcement on the non-compliance of using single-service tableware until June 22, 2020. This postponement is being taken so that retail food service establishments in the territory have sufficient time to procure single-service tableware.
The VA Caribbean Healthcare System will be conducting the final day of testing for Virgin Islands Veterans on Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020 on the island of St Thomas.
U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS — Before giving his weekly update on the status of the COVID-19 virus in the Territory, Governor Albert Bryan Jr. took a few minutes to address the riots across the United States and condemned racism, social inequities, and violence, while asking Virgin Islanders to support the Virgin Islands Police Department.
The 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season begins today, and the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority encourages its employees and customers to act now and be prepared for any potential storm activity which may threaten the territory over the next six months.
St. Thomas, USVI – May 29, 2020 - As our Territory moves forward with reopening services, we are mindful that many in our community will be seeking to renew or apply for health cards (or food handlers' cards), which are a requirement to work in the following industries: food service, childcare, beauty, barbers, spas, nail salons, and massage parlors. If you are planning to obtain or renew your health card or Food Handler's Card at Schneider Regional Medical Center (SRMC) or at the Myrah Keating Smith Community Health Center (MKS), please note these new steps: