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Panel Discusses COVID-19 and Mental Health

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected mental health as the effort to combat the virus's spread left people feeling isolated and alone, according to the participants in a virtual discussion about the psychological impacts of COVID-19.

Back to School: First Week of Virtual Classes Begins

As school officials kick off the first week of virtual classes for the 2020 fall semester, some parents say they are still grappling with the “new normal.”

Governor Considering New COVID-19 Restrictions to be Announced Monday

The governor is considering new COVID-19 restrictions to take effect on Monday as officials struggle to get community spread of the virus under control amid the territory’s second Stay at Home order since March.

‘Stop Infecting Vulnerable Populations,’ Health’s Medical Director Urges

In a candid plea Monday, Health Department Medical Director Dr. Tai Hunte-Caesar said irresponsible behavior within the USVI community is causing the spread of COVID-19 to the elderly and other vulnerable populations and needs to stop.
Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. (Source photo by Shaun A. Pennington)

Gov. Bryan Says He Weighs Reopening the Economy Against Virus Risks Daily

Finding the balance between reviving the economy and public safety is a delicate one, Governor Albert Bryan Jr. said in a recent interview with the Source.

USVI in the ‘Throes’ of a Surge, Gov. Bryan Says

There’s no question that the territory is in the “throes” of a COVID-19 surge, according to Gov. Albert Bryan Jr., who said Monday that while the overall positivity rate is going down, residents still need to fully comply with public safety guidelines.

Education Offering Two Options for September Reopening

After receiving feedback from the public and union representatives, Education officials Thursday unveiled two reopening options for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year, a hybrid option that rotates between two cohorts, and a "learn from home" option for families not yet ready for in-person classes.
Single-handed mango eating was the rule for the adults and they attempted to get through the large plate of mangos. (Source photo by Linda Morland)

Mango Melee Goes Virtual for its 24th Annual Event

Summertime in the Virgin Islands means that mango season is at its peak. Unfortunately, mango lovers who look forward to their favorite festival each summer will have to attend the 24th annual Mango Melee virtually this year.

UVI Plans to Gradually Open for Fall Semester

Although the number of active COVID-19 cases in the territory continues to grow, the University of the Virgin Islands announced Tuesday it will reopen for the fall semester.
Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. warns that businesses may be shutdown if public health guidelines are not enforced.

Bryan Threatens Noncomplying Businesses with Shutdown as COVID Cases Climb

With five new COVID-19 cases reported in the territory, Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. pleaded with residents on Monday to wear masks and practice social distancing.

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