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J&J COVID Vaccine Paused For Very Rare, Possibly Unrelated Blood Clots

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.
A Virgin Islands Police Department vehicle sits parked in front of the V.I.P.D. (Source photo by Bethaney Lee)

STX Woman Charged with Uploading Altered COVID-19 Test Result

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.

V.I. Inmates Getting Vaccinated Against COVID

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.

Travel Requirements Vary for Vaccinated Passengers

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.

Sen. Steven Payne Sr. Briefly Hospitalized With COVID-19

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.

Anniversary: One Year of COVID in the Territory

On Friday, March 13, one year ago, the V.I. Health Department announced that COVID-19 had reached the territory.

A Vaccination and a Ray of Hope, Finally

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.
Boats crowd Charlotte Amalie harbor. (Source photo by Bethaney Lee)

Legislature Approves 100 New Moorings, Extends State of Emergency

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.

Governor Tours STX Schools on First Day Back

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.

St. Croix Schools Plan Return to In-Person Instruction in March

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.

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