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Some Virgin Islanders are disappointed after a permit was denied that would have allowed 2020 high school graduates and their parents to hold a celebratory motorcade on St. Croix.
Members of the Virgin Islands-Puerto Rico Friendship Committee expressed gratitude to St. Croix’s senior care workers at a ceremony in the gazebo at the Herbert Grigg Home for the Aged.
The COVID-19 pandemic put a screeching halt to all social gatherings, and for the Class of 2020 that included graduation ceremonies and all the other parties and events that go with them.
A multitiered effort organized by one community group is aiming to provide food and supplies to the territory’s elderly and residents with disabilities in an effort to keep them indoors and limit exposure to the novel coronavirus.
The portion of the USVI population designated as seniors – 65 years of age and older – is growing faster than programs needed to provide health care services for them.