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Governor Facilitates Health Plan for Small Business Owners, Employees

Governor Albert Bryan Jr. is creating a new path for hardworking residents to access health care coverage by promoting choice and competition in the USVI, and by strengthening negotiating power with providers from larger risk pools.
St. Thomas GERS building (Source photo by Don Buchanan)

Division of Personnel Clarifies Mail Mistakenly Sent to GVI Retirees by AARP

The coupon book and premium letter do not apply to retirees over the age of 65 and covered under the Virgin Islands’ Health Insurance program.

Coral Reef Academy Builds Sensory Room for Children

Time in the Sensory Lagoon helps children improve their visual, auditory and tactile processing, as well as fine and gross motor skills.

The Importance of Self-Care During a Pandemic

Taking care of ourselves is as important to our survival as it is to care for others, particularly during the coronavirus pandemic.

Department of Health Clarifies That Team Sports Are Not Allowed

An announcement made by the Virgin Islands Soccer Association that the season will begin resulted from a misunderstanding that led it to plan the season thinking that permission had been granted.

Governor Extends Deadline for Survey Assessing Readiness for Telehealth

In October, the Office of the Governor distributed the survey to determine how ready local doctors and healthcare providers are to use technology to extend their reach beyond traditional clinical settings.

YAG Breast Cancer Foundation Holds ‘Beauty and the Bra’ Competition

Artists, organizations, students and craftspeople can all enter to win prizes while supporting the Yvonne Ashley Galiber Foundation.
Artist's conception of the COVID-19 virus. (Shutterstock image)

CDC Releases New Definitions and Protocols for Combating Coronavirus

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have expanded the definition of “close contact” *to include being within six feet of an infected person for short periods (one minute or less) that add up to 15 minutes over 24-hours

The Important Relationship Between Teeth and Nutrition Is Explained

The relationship between oral health (mouth) and systemic health (body) shows how every aspect of our health can be affected by what we eat and drink.

FEMA Awards DOH $1.8M for Phase I Redevelopment of Mental Health, Clinical Buildings

The Office of Disaster Recovery has announced the obligation of $1,837,783 to the Department of Health for the demolition of the old mental health building and interior renovations to its clinical buildings on St. Thomas.

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