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USVI Sees Eighth COVID-19 Fatality

The U.S. Virgin Islands now has seen eight COVID-19 fatalities according to the latest update from the Health Department. The new fatality was on St. Thomas.

V.I. Prisons Ramp Up Pandemic Precautions

Bureau of Corrections Director Wynnie Testamark issued new, stricter anti-infection protocols this week for employees and inmates at the John A. Bell Adult Correctional Facility and the Alexander A. Farrelly Criminal Justice Complex.

Governor Institutes Quarantine For Travelers from a Dozen States

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr.'s most recent executive order responding to the growing COVID-19 pandemic includes mandatory quarantines for visitors from a dozen high-risk states.

Jump in COVID-19 cases at Limetree Bay Prompts Safety Changes *UPDATE- New Numbers*

Limetree Bay Terminals oil storage company and Limetree Bay Refining, the affiliated companies at the former Hovensa refinery on St. Croix, announced an increase in COVID-19 positive cases at the facility Thursday.
The Aedes aegypti mosquito carries the Zika virus. (Yale University School of Public Health photo)

Op-Ed: Dengue and COVID-19 Make a Dangerous Combo

One of the advantages of living in the USVI is being able to see how things play out on the mainland. We then can evaluate how we can adjust accordingly.

Plaskett Urges USVI to Pursue Focused List of Federal Funding Goals

While lauding new funding for the territory in the latest massive pandemic stimulus package just approved by Congress, Delegate Stacey Plaskett urged V.I. officials to work together on a short list of goals.
Supplies are unloaded at JFL by hospital staff. (Submitted photo)

St. Croix Businessman Donates Supplies to JFL

The family that runs Empire Service Station and Nigel 123 pitched in to help, donating truckloads of protective gear and cleaning and sanitizing supplies to the island’s hospital.

AG: People Who Violate Epidemic Restrictions Could Face Charges

Those who willfully violate emergency executive orders and directives of Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. and Health Commissioner Justa Encarnacion during the declared state of emergency could face criminal consequences.

Territory’s First COVID-19 Death Was an 85-Year-Old STT Man

The first person to die in the U.S. Virgin Islands of COVID-19, was an 85-year-old male St. Thomas resident with underlying medical conditions.

First USVI COVID-19 death reported

In a tragic milestone, the U.S. Virgin Islands saw its first confirmed COVID-19 death over the weekend, the Health Department reported Sunday. The report does not say who or where.

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