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Saturday, January 23, 2021

Health & Wellness

Kym Rapier Donates $100,000 to CFVI for Cancer Support Virgin Islands

The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands has received $100,000 from Kym Rapier, a longtime philanthropist and cancer survivor.
Lieutenant Governor Tregenza Roach. (File photo)

Roach Requires Insurance Companies to Waive Cost Sharing for COVID-19 Vaccinations

The lieutenant governor has announced that health insurance companies authorized to conduct business in the territory are required to waive any cost-sharing for COVID-19 vaccinations, including deductibles, co-insurance and co-payments.

Department of Health Announces Temporary Closure of Clinics for Training

The V.I. Department of Health clinics on St. Croix, St. Thomas and St. John will be closed on Friday, Dec. 18, for clinical staff professional development training.

Community Resiliency Project Announces Free Support and Sessions

The Community Resiliency Project support teams are available to listen if residents want to talk with someone about how this pandemic is affecting them, and it will provide referrals for services and resources.

JFL Thanks Lions Club, CHOP Restaurant, Cost-U-Less for Donations

The Juan Luis Hospital team is happy to be the recipients of these gifts and cherishes the support of community organizations as it continues to remain committed to fulfilling its mission

We Are What We Eat

The following is an article written by Dr. Vazquez Roque of the Mayo Clinic. He writes about food sensitivities and how they may affect gut barrier function. It was submitted by Frederiksted Health Care Inc.

Department of Health Temporarily Changes Health Card Schedule

The Virgin Islands Department of Health has implemented new temporary hours of operation for processing of food handler/health cards.

AARP and AARP-VI Urge Congress to Address Needs of Older Americans, Nursing Home Residents

AARP leaders nationwide will meet remotely with Senate, House offices, as COVID-19 deaths in nursing homes reach nearly 100,000.

Department of Tourism Recognizes Sacrifices Made by Health Care Workers

“Let’s Give Thanks!” is a statement that recognizes and rewards local and stateside health care workers who are making a difference in the battle against COVID-19.

Department of Health Offers COVID-19 Rapid Testing at VIMSIA

Virgin Islands Montessori School and Peter Gruber International Academy (VIMSIA), in partnership with the Virgin Islands Department of Health (DOH), offered rapid antigen testing to staff and students on Monday, Nov. 16.

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