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V.I. Fire Service Celebrates EMS Week, May 16-22

This year’s National EMS Week presents a timely opportunity for our territory to thank all EMS practitioners who continue to serve on the front lines of our war on the COVID-19 pandemic.

VIDOH Urges the Public to Continue Adhering to COVID-19 Safety Practices During Upcoming Public Events

The VI Department of Health (VIDOH) is continuing to advise the public on the importance of practicing COVID-19 preventive measures.

DOH Aligns Isolation/ Quarantine Procedures With CDC Recommendations

The V.I. Department of Health (VIDOH) is revising its isolation and quarantine guidelines to align with the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The new policies are as follows.

V.I. COVID Spike Limits Services

More Virgin Islanders tested positive this week than at any time in the last four months, according to Department of Health statistics. The 962 active cases in the territory are the most since Jan. 19, when 1,424 people tested positive.

Health Department Confirms 112th and 113th Deaths Related to COVID-19

The VIDOH has confirmed the 112th and 113th COVID-19-related deaths in the territory.

VIDOH: Pfizer Vaccines, Gift Cards on St. Thomas Are Temporarily Depleted

The VI Department of Health (VIDOH) is excited to report that they have experienced a surprisingly high demand for the COVID-19 vaccine during this incentive cycle.

JFL Cautions Community of Continued COVID-19 Risks

JFL encourages the community to remember safety measures this holiday season. Residents and tourists must continue to implement precautionary measures.

VI Department of Health asks the Public to Continue COVID-19 Safety Practices as Cases and Hospitalizations Increase

As positive COVID-19 cases rise in the Territory due to the highly transmissible Omicron BA.2 variant, the Department of Health (DOH) requests that the public follow all safety protocols.

VIDOH Announces Carnival Closure Dates

With St. Thomas Carnival quickly approaching, the VI Department of Health (VIDOH) announced the closure of the following offices, clinics, and the Community Vaccination Centers (CVC).

Division of Personnel Explains Precertification Process for High-Tech Medical Imaging

Precertification is a review process that determines whether a procedure, treatment or service is medically appropriate.

St. Thomas Rescue Seeking Recruits for EMT, EMR and EMT-P Classes

Completed applications are due by May 20 from interested community members with a passion to serve, develop and grow. Classes will begin in June.

VI Department of Health Issues Health Warning Related to the Current Rise in COVID-19 Cases

Due to a recent rise in COVID-19 positive cases Territory-wide, Health Commissioner Justa Encarnacion advises Virgin Islanders to continue practicing the recommended COVID-19 safety procedures of handwashing, social distancing, and wearing masks in large crowds, especially when in enclosed environments.

VIDOH Celebrates National Public Health Week

During the week of April 4th through 10th, the Virgin Islands Department of Health (VIDOH) will celebrate National Public Health Week throughout the Territory.

DOH Advises Public on Recall of Several Types of SKIPPY® Peanut Butter

Due to the possibility of SKIPPY® Peanut Butter containing fragments of stainless steel from a piece of manufacturing equipment, the Department of Health (VIDOH) announces that Skippy Foods, LLC voluntarily recalled jars of several types of SKIPPY® Peanut Butter.

VIDOH to Follow CDC Recommendations for Second Booster Shots

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced its approval of a second COVID-19 booster earlier this week and in response, the VI Department of Health (VIDOH) will offer second boosters.

DOH Discontinues Pop Up Clinics Throughout Territory – Vaccines Still Available at CVCs

The public is advised that pop up clinic sites located at The Market and Farmer's Market on St. Croix and at Cost U Less on St. Thomas will be discontinued as of March 31.

ALERT: DOH Advises the Public of Voluntary Recall of Jergens® Ultra Healing Moisturizer

The public is advised that Kao USA Inc., the makers of Jergens® Ultra Healing Moisturizer 3 oz and 10 oz products have issued a voluntary recall of these products.

DOH Reminds Virgin Islanders of FEMA’s Funeral Assistance Program for COVID-19 Related Deaths

Since the program began taking applications in April 2021, DOH’s Division of Vital Records and Statistics has reached out to and will continue to make contact with the families of all persons in the USVI who lost loved ones to COVID-19 related causes.

UVI Prof. Celia Nurse Makes History as First Certified Legal Nurse Consultant in USVI

Legal nurse consultants are registered nurses who use existing knowledge and expertise as healthcare professionals along with specialized legal nurse consultant training to consult on medical-related legal cases.

JFL Obtains Advanced Equipment for Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery

JFL Hospital introduces new equipment to perform new procedures to greatly benefit women in the community. It is the first and only hospital offering these Hologic procedures in the Caribbean.

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