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Division of Personnel Updates Cigna Members on COVID-19 Treatment Cost Share

The Division of Personnel informs all Government of the Virgin Islands active employees and retirees covered under Cigna that the COVID-19 Treatment Cost-Share Waiver ended on Feb. 15.

VITEMA Offers COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment Hotline for Seniors

Seniors 65 years of age and older are invited to call the hotline.

Department of Health Informs Public COVID-19 Vaccine is Free

The V.I. Department of Health maintains that there is no out-of-pocket cost for the COVID-19 vaccine.
Artist's conception of the COVID-19 virus. (Shutterstock image)

Department of Health Concludes Investigation of Possible Death Related to COVID-19

The Virgin Islands Department of Health has ended its investigation of the unexpected death of a 41-year-old male on St. Thomas who recovered from COVID-19 five weeks ago.

Heart Disease Is a Top Killer of Virgin Islanders

To help address heart disease, VI Health & Wellness Coaching LLC has partnered with Virgin Islands Good Food Coalition to launch a healthy heart campaign – “Let’s Get to the Heart of the Matter.”

Working Together: Patient Assist VI Gives Back to the Community

Thanks to the generosity of an off-island donor, Patient Assist VI was able to distribute much needed medical supplies and equipment to three local community organizations.

FEMA Obligates $2.5M to USVI for Costs of COVID-19 Vaccinations

Grants for emergency protective measures are funded through FEMA’s Public Assistance program, which reimburses communities for actions taken in the immediate response and during recovery from a disaster.

VA Offering Veterans Opportunity for COVID-19 Vaccination

The VA Caribbean Healthcare System will be offering COVID-19 vaccinations to groups of veterans. St. Croix veterans will have the first opportunity on Jan. 27 and Jan. 28. Coordination is currently being finalized for the St. Thomas-St. John District and will be published once completed.

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.

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