US Virgin Islands — The Virgin Islands Department of Health (VIDOH) will conduct COVID-19 testing of Virgin Islands Department of Education students and school-based staff on May 2 and 3, due to the increased rate of COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations territory-wide.
US Virgin Islands —The VI Department of Health (VIDOH) is excited to report that we have experienced a surprisingly high demand for the COVID-19 vaccine during this incentive cycle. As a result, we ran out of the Pfizer vaccine in the St. Thomas/St. John/Water Island District. We are currently sourcing a supply of Pfizer. A supply of the Pfizer vaccine is anticipated to arrive tomorrow and in the interim the Moderna vaccine will be available for use.
US Virgin Islands — The VI Department of Health (DOH) asks the public to follow COVID-19 safety practices as positive cases steadily rise. The highly transmissible Omicron BA.2 variant is the predominant variant in both the United States and the USVI. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Omicron BA.2 variant spreads more quickly than earlier variants, including the Delta variant. CDC expects that anyone with Omicron infection, regardless of vaccination status or whether or not they have symptoms, can spread the virus to others.
US Virgin Islands —The VI Department of Health (VIDOH) is seeking input from Virgin Islanders for a COVID-19 Survey that commences today across the Territory. The Territory wide survey hopes to learn about the experiences residents had during both the COVID-19 pandemic and afterward. The Department is trying to assess the social, emotional, and financial impact Virgin Islanders have experienced.
US Virgin Islands —The VI Department of Health (VIDOH) today announced the closure of the following offices, clinics, and the Community Vaccination Centers (CVC) in relation to the St. Thomas Carnival. The Community Vaccine Centers (CVC’s) along with all VIDOH clinics and administrative offices in the St. Thomas/St. John/Water Island District will be closed on Wednesday, April 17 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and on Thursday, April 18 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
US Virgin Islands — Resulting from our most recent rise in COVID-19 positive cases Territory-wide, Health Commissioner Justa Encarnacion issues this health warning advising Virgin Islanders to continue to practice the recommended COVID-19 safety procedures of handwashing, social distancing, and wearing of masks when in large crowds, especially when in enclosed environments.
US Virgin Islands — The VI Department of Health (VIDOH) has received confirmation that seven (7) cases of the COVID-19 Omicron subvariant BA.2 have been identified in the territory. There were five (5) cases identified on St. Croix and two (2) on St. Thomas.
US Virgin Islands — The Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) announced its approval of a second COVID-19 booster earlier this week. In response, the VI Department of Health (VIDOH) will offer second boosters to all immunocompromised individuals and people over the age of 50 who received an initial booster dose at least 4 months ago as of Monday, April 4, 2022.
US Virgin Islands — The Department of Health would like to remind all residents of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA’s) Funeral Assistance Program for all COVID19 related deaths. This program is part of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. Under this Act, FEMA oversees funds earmarked to reimburse families for the funeral expenses of persons who died from COVID-19.
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 one hundred and tenth (110th) death related to COVID-19. The deceased is a 77-year-old male on St. Croix. Commissioner Encarnacion would like to share condolences from the entire Department of Health to the family of the deceased.