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Charlotte Amalie
Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Health & Wellness

Department of Health Confirms Positive COVID-19 Test at Human Services

"We are working in close connection with the Department of Health to ensure availability of prompt testing, and in tandem with the testing, we have implemented enhanced sanitizing and additional prevention measures,” said DHS Commissioner Kimberley Causey-Gomez.

Health Department Issues General Guidelines for Reopening of Schools

The guidelines follow a three-phased reopening to include 100 percent face-to-face instruction, a combination of virtual and face-to-face or 100 percent virtual instruction. The guidelines will apply to all public, private and parochial schools.
The Aedes aegypti mosquito can carry the Zika or the dengue virus. (Yale University School of Public Health photo)

Op-Ed: Dengue and COVID-19 Make a Dangerous Combo

One of the advantages of living in the USVI is being able to see how things play out on the mainland. We then can evaluate how we can adjust accordingly.
Limetree Bay Terminal, with storage tank farm to the right. (File photo)

Limetree Bay Updates Safety Measures for Personnel Returning to the Territory

The new procedures call for all contractor personnel to be tested before arriving on St. Croix and then isolated for 72 hours after arrival before being tested again for the COVID-19 virus.

UVI School of Nursing Wins Two Prestigious National Awards

After the announcement of the 2020 Program Award Winners, UVI School of Nursing’s Student Nurses Association was named the recipient of the Winner's Way Award and the National Student Nurses Association State Excellence Award.

Social Security Administration Warns of Coronavirus-Related Medicare Scams

People must protect themselves by making sure they only give their Medicare number to a doctor, pharmacist, hospital, health insurer or other trusted healthcare provider,

Taiwan Shares Experience in Fighting COVID-19 With U.S., Canada

The virtual event focused on how the Taiwan model could help mitigate challenges faced by participants in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. It was attended by officials, public health experts and medical professionals from the U.S. and Canadian governments.
Dr. Joseph DeJames

Cynical Clinical 7 – Here It Comes Again

After weeks of no COVID cases, we are seeing a resurgence of positive test results in the past week.
Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett

U.S. Department of Health Grants $1.4 M to Vaccines for Children

Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett released the following statement announcing that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded the Virgin Islands Department of Health a $1.4 million grant.

Cynical Clinical Minute 6 – Wear Your Mask

It seems like many of us believe the pandemic is over. Ferries to St. John are full of tourists. Once on land, very few use masks. Restaurants and bars are full with NO social distancing and NO masks. Many of our residents are following suit.





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