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:
As the Bryan-Roach administration continues to work vigorously to ensure the community remains safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Virgin Islands Department of Health, under the leadership of Commissioner Justa “Tita” Encarnacion on Thursday, May 14th presented preventative and safety supplies on behave of The Anderson Stewart Foundation to Ms.
The Methodist Training and Outreach Center, Inc. (MTOC) was awarded additional funding from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program to serve homeless veterans through the CARES Act. This funding is to be used to immediately meet the needs of homeless veterans or those veterans who may be facing homelessness through the loss of current housing.
St. Croix, US Virgin Islands (May 14, 2020) The U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Health, after ensuring notification of next of kin, confirms the territory’s sixth COVID-19 death. The death yesterday, represents the 6th death related to COVID-19 in the territory. The deceased is a 45-year old male with a history of hypertension. He is the son of the 5th and 6th individuals who died from the disease earlier this month.