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The Department of Health and the Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency spent Wednesday’s Senate Committee of the Whole meeting answering dozens of pandemic-related questions.
As much as $2 million is available for the Lead Technical Studies grant program, which seeks to mitigate paint hazards in homes, and $5 million for the Healthy Homes Technical Studies grant program, which examines the links between housing and health.
As the COVID-19 pandemic drags on, the territory’s musicians have found new ways to bring their music to the masses by conducting virtual concerts, going live on Facebook and sharing videos of musical performances.
A potential link between air quality and COVID-19 is the source of a national study conducted by the Department of Biostatistics at Harvard University to determine if long-term exposure to fine particulate pollution is associated with an increased risk of dying from COVID-19.
To safely start opening up the territory Department of Health Commissioner Justa Encarnacion said it will soon begin mass testing for COVID-19.
Several non-essential businesses will be permitted to open their doors starting Monday, although face masks will be required, as part of the territory’s phased reopening plan.
Crops, farming and agriculture are perhaps not the first things people associate with the pandemic that has swept the globe, but for farmers like Shelli Brin the novel coronavirus has changed everything about farming.
Breathe Yoga and WTJX have teamed up to offer “Breathe Yoga for Kids,” an interactive workout show that will air three times a week while residents are under the stay-at-home order during the pandemic.
Across the mainland United States, people have noticed their mail trickling into their mailboxes at slower rates than normal, but the U.S. Virgin Islands may fare better than the larger metropolitan areas.
Virgin Islands Port Authority voted to negotiate with Off-Shore Marine Services, Inc. to lease two Port Authority properties in Crown Bay to develop a marine center and revamp the dilapidated land.