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White: Sports, Parks and Recreation Has Been Hard at Work During Pandemic

While the COVID-19 pandemic has sidelined team sports, it has not left the Sports, Parks and Recreation Department idled, Commissioner Calvert White said on Thursday, outlining a slew of initiatives his employees are working on.
The Alexander Farrelly Criminal Justice Complex in St. Thomas is a source of concern following recent allegations of corrections officers asleep on the job. (File photo)

Health Department Lifts St. Thomas Jail Quarantine

The Department of Health formally lifted the public health quarantine at the St. Thomas jail last week, according to a release from the Bureau of Corrections. 

No Travel Restrictions for Birds Entering the Virgin Islands

While I was in New York City in September, there were a few nights when thousands of birds were expected to fly over on their way south – many of them heading towards the Caribbean. More birds than people it seems, as a number of islands are still not welcoming visitors.

Health Commissioner Urges V.I. to Avoid Non-Essential Travel

Health Commissioner Justa Encarnacion urged Virgin Islanders to avoid non-essential travel amid concerns of an increase in COVID-19 cases in the U.S. mainland.
Artist's conception of the COVID-19 virus. (Shutterstock image)

Health Confirms Territory’s 21st Death from COVID-19

The V.I. Department of Health confirmed in a press release on Thursday that the territory has seen its 21st death related to COVID-19.

COVID-19 Task Force Members Recount 8-Month Battle Against Virus

The Press Box took a team approach on Thursday as the virtual town hall featured some of the many government officials who have worked to keep the territory functioning and safe amid the worst global pandemic in more than 100 years.

New Hospitals on the Horizon, Pandemic Restrictions Begin to Loosen

Plans for the construction and repair of local hospitals and clinics are moving forward, Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. said on Tuesday, and the territory's pandemic restrictions are being eased in light of an apparent reduction of COVID-19 cases.

Bryan, Roach Talk Pandemic Challenges, Successes on Press Box

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. and Lt. Gov. Tregenza Roach sat down together Thursday evening for a Press Box episode in the style of a fireside chat that delved into the challenges and successes of fighting a deadly pandemic over the last eight months.

COVID-19 Cases Continue in a Slow Trickle

New confirmed COVID-19 infections continue to trickle in, but the curve remains low and flat, indicating social distancing measures are continuing to work when everyone cooperates.

DOH Announces Plans to Retest for False Positives in COVID-19 Tests

In recent weeks, there have been increasing reports of false positives nationally and locally for SARS-CoV-2 antigen tests, used to test for the virus that causes COVID-19.

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