Positive COVID-19 Cases Aboard Vessels Safe and in Isolation

St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands (November 18, 2020)  – The Department of Health has reported 13 new cases in tonight’s epidemiology report. Eight of the positive cases on St. Thomas are associated with two separate vessels. 

All persons aboard both vessels are a part of the crew. The vessels are a cargo ship and a private yacht. The department’s epidemiology division is currently monitoring and testing all other crewmembers on board both vessels. 

Governor Bryan Asks Residents to Gather Safely and Responsibly for the Holidays

U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS — During Monday’s weekly press briefing, Government House Communications Director Richard Motta Jr. asked residents to gather safely and responsibly for the holidays and to limit gatherings to 10 or fewer people if possible. 

Director Motta reminded the public that one week into the Territory’s latest step forward on the path to a “new normal” to continue taking the necessary precautions and to adhere to the guidelines issued by the Virgin Islands Department of Health.