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The Department of Health formally lifted the public health quarantine at the St. Thomas jail last week, according to a release from the Bureau of Corrections.
Health Commissioner Justa Encarnacion urged Virgin Islanders to avoid non-essential travel amid concerns of an increase in COVID-19 cases in the U.S. mainland.
Virgin Islanders, like people all over the world, are feeling their way through the COVID-19 pandemic, dealing with this new illness.
The recent spike of COVID-19 cases in the territory has caught the attention of national media.
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.
Three-and-a-half months after being given permission to drop anchor indefinitely in bays not usually available for long stays, vessels were making their way out of Magens Bay Monday morning, to the relief of many Magens Bay regulars.
Virgin Islands Lottery Executive Director Raymond Williams said the lottery’s traditional game has dropped significantly in sales due to the worldwide pandemic.
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.
Asked Monday what it would take for the territory to go back to the “safer at home” restrictions, Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. said the most important thing now is to contain the outbreak spreading from the Limetree Bay refinery.
A bill extending the current State of Emergency, which was set to expire on Saturday, to Sept. 9 was submitted to the Legislature Monday by Gov. Albert Bryan Jr., along with a request for the body to act quickly and approve it.