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Charlotte Amalie
Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Health & Wellness

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

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.
The Aedes aegypti mosquito can carry the Zika or the dengue virus. (Yale University School of Public Health photo)

V.I. Department of Health Vector Control Program Launches Mosquitoes in Cisterns Survey

The information gathered will help the Department of Health Vector Control Program make decisions about mosquito control in the future.

Virgin Islands Association DC Donates 10,000 Masks to USVI

Virgin Islands Association DC Inc. has donated 10,000 disposable three-ply masks to the U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Health to help curb the spread of COVID-19 in the territory.

Federal Government Awards $6M in Grants to V.I. Department of Health

Delegate to Congress Stacey E. Plaskett released the following statement announcing that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded the Virgin Island a grant for health services.

UVI Appoints Charlene Navarro as Director of Medical Simulation Center

Slated to open this summer, the UVI Medical Simulation Center will provide an immersive medical simulation experience to UVI students, as well as continuing education and certification courses for local and visiting healthcare professionals.

ProHealth Urgent Care Staff Receives COVID-19 Vaccine

ProHealth received its allocated Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines at 8 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 17, and by 2 p.m., the majority of the staff were already vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus.

Dr. Alfred Heath Joins SRMC Staff to Receive Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine

Nurses, doctors and even one of the territory’s most well-known physicians, Dr. Alfred Heath, took the historic step in the world’s unprecedented undertaking to control and end the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.

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