Health & Wellness
Human Services has closed both the Anna’s Hope Head Start Administrative Office on St. Croix and the Knud Hansen office on St. Thomas because a staff member has tested positive for COVID-19.
Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett released the following statement s regarding a letter she and other members of Congress sent to Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra regarding sickle cell disease.
All U.S. health care and long-term care workers, regardless of employer, should be required to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
The Bureau of Motor Vehicles’ St. Croix Office will be closed effective Monday July 26, until further notice.
After a successful start to vaccination, it has stalled. And now we see a rise in cases. Many people I speak to say "they are not ready" for the vaccine. Seriously, I have no idea what that means besides fear of the vaccine.
Ribbons for a Cure Inc., a local cancer non-profit organization, has launched its Financial Assistance Program, which will provide a one-time financial assistance benefit for cancer-related prescription medication, diagnostic testing or CT scans.
The eight-week online course covered cognitive training followed by an intensive two weeks of classroom lectures, hands-on skills training, basic anatomy and physiology, response to emergencies, and treatment and transportation of sick and injured patients.
The rate of HIV infection diagnosis in the V.I. has decreased steadily from a high of 42.8 per 100,000 population in 2010 to 8.4 per 100,000 population in 2018.
This year’s biennial convention is being planned as a hybrid of live and virtual attendance.
The MedicaidNow instant messaging system provides real-time alerts and messages and seeks to improve the overall delivery of Medicaid services.
The Department of Health confirmed the first variant strain of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 in the territory Thursday as health officials push to get more U.S. Virgin Islanders vaccinated.
Businesses are subject to fines and closure if they do not comply with the “No Mask, No Service” policy.
Frederiksted Health Care was one of 143 selected from 2,623 nominations submitted by guardsmen and reservist nationwide to be selected as a semi-finalist.
This project will become only the fifth historically black medical school in the United States and its territories, subject to receiving approval by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education.
This increase allows participants to purchase fruits and vegetables as part of their WIC (Women, Infants and Children nutrition) food package.
The V.I. Department of Health (DOH) launched the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) survey in May 2021.
The Virgin Islands Department of Health reminds public and businesses that approval is required to hold special events outside of what is allowed through the executive orders.
In the past two days, the Virgin Islands Department of Health confirmed 43 positive COVID-19 cases on St. Thomas in unvaccinated individuals.
The Department of Health continues to conduct contact tracing of guests who may have come in close contact with the affected parent.
Safety protocols at all district schools prohibit students from intermingling with other students not in their classrooms; therefore, other classrooms at the school have not been affected.