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JFL Illuminated in Honor of National Day of Mourning for COVID-19 Victims

On. Jan. 19, Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital and Medical Center was illuminated in honor of the 24 Virgin Islanders lost to COVID-19. (Submitted photo)

The Governor Juan F. Luis Hospital and Medical Center was illuminated at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, in honor of the 24 Virgin Islanders lost to COVID-19 and their families.

A press release from the hospital announced that Luis Hospital was joining President Joe Biden in a “national moment of unity and remembrance” for the lives of those lost to the virus by illuminating both Juan Luis and the entrance for Juan Luis North. Similar to lighting a candle, the illumination of the building represents hope and a brighter tomorrow, the release stated.

According to interim CEO Dyma Williams, “At JFL, we continue to navigate our way through the sorrow brought on by the onset of the global COVID-19 pandemic.”

“COVID-19 has drastically changed the provision of patient care,” she continued. “Despite this dynamic change, we are steadfast in our goal to provide compassionate care for every patient and their families during their most vulnerable time. To the families of the victims, we hope that the memories of the moments shared with your loved ones bring you great comfort. We also hope that you would view this evening’s display as a small show of support from the JFL family to you during your time of mourning.”

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For more information on COVID-19, visit the V.I. Department of Health’s website at www.doh.vi.gov or text COVID19USVI to 888777.

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