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The Centers for Disease Control and Federal Drug Administration recommended a pause in the use of the Johnson & Johnson Janssen COVID-19 vaccine Tuesday out of an abundance of caution, due to a very small number of blood clots that may or may not be connected to the vaccine.
Shania Shervington, age 35 of Estate Whim, was arrested at 8:15 p.m. Monday by officers of the COVID-19 Enforcement Task Force, and charged her with uploading faked COVID-19 test results, the V.I. Police Department reported.
The V.I. Bureau of Corrections is now offering the COVID-19 vaccine to all inmates, the bureau announced in a news release on Wednesday.
Passengers who are fully vaccinated face less stringent travel requirements, Health Department officials said on Monday at the Government House weekly press briefing. But those new rules may not be reflected in different airline policies.
At-large Sen. Steven Payne Sr. of St. John tested positive for COVID-19 last week and was briefly hospitalized. The Legislature canceled all hearings for a week due to the exposure.
On Friday, March 13, one year ago, the V.I. Health Department announced that COVID-19 had reached the territory.
My phone pinged, alerting me to a text from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “Hi Sian, it’s time for your first v-safe check-in,” it read, with a link to the agency’s portal that is collecting real-time COVID-19 vaccination data.
With over 200 new vessels registered by the Department of Planning and Natural Resources during the COVID-19 pandemic, the installation of additional moorings across the U.S. Virgin Islands has become paramount to sustaining the demand for transient vessels.
Declaring that “school is in,” Education Commissioner Racquel Berry-Benjamin and St. Croix District Superintendent Carlos McGregor hosted Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. for a tour of the Alfredo Andrews Elementary School to celebrate the return of students and staff.
After being closed for a year due to COVID-19, public schools in the St. Croix District will open for in-person instruction beginning Tuesday, March 2.