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COVID-19 is still alive in the U.S. Virgin Islands, with 27 new cases recorded across the territory over the past three days.
Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. told the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources that the best support the federal government can offer now is its financial backing.
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.
Heralding the newly passed American Rescue Act as “landmark” federal legislation, Government House officials detailed Monday what local residents can expect in terms of new relief, including the third round of stimulus payments.
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.
COVID restrictions are easing for bars, beaches, restaurants and taxis, allowing for later hours and more capacity, according to officials.
With five dead and 13 injured from gunfire on St. Croix within the previous three days, Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. on Monday put the onus on the community to start turning the perpetrators in.
Monoclonal antibody treatments approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in November are helping slow down the progression of COVID-19 symptoms.
Under a big tent set up Thursday in Franklin Powell Park, officials of the Water and Power Authority announced the start of a $100 million mitigation project on St. John.
Touting “good news and more good news,” Gov. Albert Bryan, Jr. reported the first $9.4 million in COVID-19 relief checks were put in the mail Monday for 10,000 Virgin Islanders.
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