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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)

20 Infected With COVID-19 at St. Thomas Jail – None Yet at STX Jail

Twenty people recently tested positive for COVID-19 at the Alexander A. Farrelly Criminal Complex or St. Thomas jail, according to the Bureau of Corrections. The St. Croix jail has not had a confirmed case but has not had everyone tested. 

Bryan: More Contagion Enforcement for Restaurants, Boaters and Fines for Not Wearing Masks

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. issued new COVID-19 mandates, limiting funerals to groups of 10, closures of restaurants that don’t comply with safety orders, confiscating boats that engage in “rafting” and fines for those not wearing a mask where it is required.

Senate Extends USVI’s State of Emergency

The Legislature on Monday approved Gov. Albert Bryan Jr.'s request to extend the COVID-19 state of emergency through October, during a special session.

Rumors of COVID Closings Dismissed at Press Conference

Discussions between Government House and businesses gaming out potential options fed inaccurate rumors of COVID closures over the weekend.
Sunday afternoon satellite photo shows Invest 95-L to the right, as it makes its way west towards the Caribbean. (NOAA satellite photo)

Invest 95-L Shows Potential for Tropical Development

Showers and thunderstorms associated with a tropical wave a few hundred miles south-southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands continue to show signs of organization, the National Hurricane Center reported in its 2 p.m. Sunday update.
Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital pictured before the 2017 hurricanes. (Source photo by Susan Ellis)

Hospital Repairs Progressing During Pandemic, Task Force Says

While ongoing construction and repair of the islands’ hospitals since the 2017 hurricanes is showing “big progress,” COVID-19 continues to present health care challenges, the Territorial Hospital Board heard Wednesday during a marathon meeting held via conference call.

Bryan Asks for 60 Day State of Emergency Extension

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. has sent a request to the Legislature to extend the territory's state of emergency order another 60 days, from Aug. 10 to Oct. 9.

‘Stop Infecting Vulnerable Populations,’ Health’s Medical Director Urges

In a candid plea Monday, Health Department Medical Director Dr. Tai Hunte-Caesar said irresponsible behavior within the USVI community is causing the spread of COVID-19 to the elderly and other vulnerable populations and needs to stop.

The Difference Between Antigen and Antibodies Testing for Coronavirus

With the novel coronavirus spread around the world, people want to know how to determine if they are infected, whether they've had the virus or if they might be immune and how reliable the testing is.
A sign in the window of a Virgin Islands eatery lays out the rules of the new normal . (Soure photo by Adian Brewer)

Workers Adjusting to a New Normal Amid Resurgence of Coronavirus

Workers in the U.S. Virgin Islands are feeling a mix of emotions as they adapt to new standards as the summer brings a resurgence of COVID-19. “Nobody wants to work, but the bills don't stop,” said an employee of the Papaya Cove Cafe in Cyril E. King Airport.

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