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Bryan: Second Week of Safe-at-Home ‘Pivotal’ to Cutting COVID Cases

With one week of safe-at-home down, officials said Monday that the second week of Gov. Albert Bryan Jr.’s ongoing order is “pivotal” as the territory has not yet begun to experience “the decline in positivity rates we were hoping to achieve,” the governor said.
Gov. Albert Bryan, Jr. urges residents to ‘mask up’ to keep COVID-19 cases down in the territory. (Screen image from streamed event)

‘Hold It Down’ on the Fourth, Bryan Pleads as COVID-19 Cases Climb

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. said the community should be “concerned” about the uptick in COVID-19 cases locally, and explained the only way to temper the numbers is to exercise some measure of “self-control to keep each other safe.”

AG: People Who Violate Epidemic Restrictions Could Face Charges

Those who willfully violate emergency executive orders and directives of Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. and Health Commissioner Justa Encarnacion during the declared state of emergency could face criminal consequences.

Territory’s First COVID-19 Death Was an 85-Year-Old STT Man

The first person to die in the U.S. Virgin Islands of COVID-19, was an 85-year-old male St. Thomas resident with underlying medical conditions.

First USVI COVID-19 death reported

In a tragic milestone, the U.S. Virgin Islands saw its first confirmed COVID-19 death over the weekend, the Health Department reported Sunday. The report does not say who or where.
Patient on a ventilator. (Shutterstock)

Unless People ‘Shelter in Place,’ V.I. Hospitals May Be Overwhelmed

If V.I. residents “shelter in place” as Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. directed and we are lucky, a peak of 117 or so COVID-19 patients may need hospitalization at one time, V.I. Health Department officials project.
Artist's conception of the COVID-19 virus. (Shutterstock image)

UVI Employee Dies from COVID-19 in Kentucky

Jason Brewer, director of the Center for Student Success at the University of the Virgin Islands, died from COVID-19 in Kentucky, the university announced. Brewer left the territory on March 23 and was in Kentucky from March 24 until his death.

USVI’s COVID-19 Hospitalizations Likely to Crest Over 100 in Early May

The territory and its health care systems are likely to be strained in the first weeks of May, making it all the more important for Virgin Islanders to slow the spread of COVID-19 through social distancing.

Plaskett: New Congressional Aid Package Fully Includes USVI

As Congress has wrangled, debated and delayed a massive $2 trillion coronavirus economic aid package, many in the U.S. Virgin Islands have been calling Delegate Stacey Plaskett's (D-VI) office to find out if all that aid going to states and to stateside U.S. taxpayers will also be available for the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Crisis FAQs: COVID-19 Tests are Free, You Can’t Be Evicted But You Still Have to Pay Utility Bills

The new coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is in the territory, hotels cannot take on new guests, the rest of the cruise season is canceled, schools are closed and everyone is hunkering down. There are some basic questions Virgin Islanders, like people across the country, have, not just about the illness, but how they are going to pay bills.





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