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FEMA Bringing $2.5 Million to Help USVI With COVID-19 Vaccination Costs

The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency has $2.5 million for the U.S. Virgin Islands to reimburse COVID-19 vaccination costs. There are 24 confirmed USVI COVID-19 fatalities to date, not counting individuals who were not diagnosed and individuals who sought treatment outside the territory and died elsewhere.
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Plaskett: V.I. Bureau of Internal Revenue Has Received COVID Relief Money

The V.I. Bureau of Internal Revenue has received advanced federal funding from the U.S. Treasury to begin processing the second round of COVID-19 relief checks to Virgin Islanders.

DOH Says Death of St. Thomas Man May be COVID-Related

The Virgin Islands Department of Health said on Sunday it was investigating the unexpected death of a 41-year-old man on St. Thomas. The man had recovered from COVID-19 five weeks ago, the department said in its news release.

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.

CDC and V.I. Health Distribute Health Care Packages For Homeless

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the CDC Foundation recently worked with the V.I. Health Department to distribute 1,000 health care supply packages intended for the homeless population in the territory.

WICO Board: V.I. Might Not See a Cruise Ship this Year

The U.S. Virgin Islands has not seen a cruise ship since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and might not see another this year, the West Indian Company Ltd. board was told at its Friday meeting.

Health Officials Urge Patience as Vaccine Demand Overwhelms Workers

Health Department officials are urging patience as the people who are already responsible for COVID-19 testing, contact tracing and care roll out a vaccination program without any additional manpower.

Magens Bay Board Grapples with Onslaught of Charter Yachts

As more and more charter yachts seek harbor in Magens Bay during the COVID-19 pandemic that has prevented them from traveling to neighboring Caribbean destinations, the authority that governs the beach park is facing new headaches.

COVID-19 Vaccine: Some Basic Questions and Answers

The COVID-19 pandemic has now been with us for a year and is currently surging out of control. During the past year, we have learned a lot, and the virus has continued to mutate, requiring us to continue learning.

Face Covering Distinctions Are Blurry as Pandemic Marches On

Personnel at a local store this week did not object when a man and woman wore what appeared to be upside-down plastic face shields without a mask covering their nose and mouth.

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