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Dr. Luis Amaro, interim Chief Executive Officer of Schneider Regional Medical Center, told the Territorial Hospital Board on Wednesday the projected deficit for Schneider stands at $6 million, but due to non-budgeted COVID expenses and loss of revenue, it could be twice that amount.
After further investigating the cause of death and ensuring notification of next of kin, the V.I. Department of Health confirmed the territory’s 26th death related to COVID-19 Thursday. The deceased is a 55-year-old female on St. Croix.
With a 10-day positivity rate now at 4 percent, government officials spoke Monday about a surge of COVID cases on St. Croix and increased exposure caused by returning travelers.
The Virgin Islands Housing Finance Authority announced on Thursday the territorywide rollout of the Emergency Rental Assistance Program, a federal program made possible through the CARES Act of 2021.
The opening of public COVID vaccine centers on St. Thomas and St. Croix has increased the access residents 16 years old and older have to the vaccine. Taking it a step further, the government has now made available an online option for booking an appointment.
The U.S. Virgin Islands has an unmet housing need, and with unemployment hitting record highs over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. tasked the Virgin Islands Housing Finance Authority to implement the Emergency Rental Assistance Program on Feb. 1.
The U.S. Virgin Islands has expended over half of its $546 million in CARES Act funding issued subsequent to the COVID-19 outbreak, Office of Management and Budget Director Jenifer O'Neal told the Senate Finance Committee Tuesday.
With the world still in the thralls of the COVID-19 pandemic, and people tucked away in their homes and many children barred from classrooms, crime appears to have flourished in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
After further investigating the cause of death and ensuring notification of next of kin, the V.I. Department of Health reported via press release on Wednesday the territory’s 25th death related to COVID-19.
A partnership between the V.I. Territorial Emergency Management Agency and the Department of Health will streamline the scheduling of appointments with local providers for the COVID-19 vaccine.