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Artists Showcase Their Work as Christiansted’s Art Thursday Returns

The kickoff of the new normal for Christiansted's Art Thursday was a bit different from what participants have experienced in the past.

DOH Discourages Mass Gatherings and Travel as COVID Positivity Climbs

With the weekly COVID positivity rate up to 3 or 4 percent, the V.I. Department of Health on Monday stressed continued adherence to local public health guidelines, particularly as cases reach record numbers on the mainland.

Bars and Nightclubs to Open with Restrictions

As the territory hits its eighth month of COVID-19, the government is looking at ways to “provide safe social outlets for young people,” which includes opening bars and nightclubs – with restrictions – starting on Nov. 9.

Halloween: Be Safe, Be Aware of Mainland COVID Surge, Officials Say

With Halloween less than a week away, USVI health officials said that safety should be a top priority, especially in the wake of a “third wave” of COVID positive cases on the mainland.

Encarnacion Urges Residents to Get Flu Shot, Avoid Non-Essential Travel

With flu season around the corner, the Department of Health has published its influenza vaccine schedule, which Commissioner Justa Encarnacion said Monday could also help residents better fight other viruses.

American Airlines Boosting Flights to the USVI

The U.S. Virgin Islands is expecting a major increase in American Airlines flights, beginning next month.

Bryan Condemns Trump for Creating ‘Potential National Security Crisis’

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. issued a statement on Tuesday condemning U.S. President Donald Trump for creating a potential “security crisis” by hosting what is being described by the national news as a “super spreader event” in the White House Rose Garden.

With Virtual Classrooms Not Reaching All Students, Education Responds to Questions

Now that the fall semester has begun, Virgin Islands students, parents and educators are faced with the challenging realities of distance learning, not least of all that laptops designated for each of the territory's students have not reached everyone.

New Testing Pinpoints a COVID-Positive Traveler at Airport

The launch of a new screening program at the U.S. Virgin Island’s airports discovered one COVID-positive person traveling to St. Croix, according to officials. Since Sunday, a total of 34 tests have been conducted, officials said.

Encarnacion Disputes Prediction of V.I.’s COVID Deaths Per Capita

Recent predictions by one national data center that put the territory as a leader in COVID-related deaths per capita are based on a “single source that is frequently criticized,” according to Health Commissioner Justa Encarnacion.





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