The V.I. Human Services Department’s Knud Hansen Complex on St. Thomas will be closed Wednesday, June 16 and Thursday, June 17 after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19.
DHS is currently working with the V.I. Health Department’s Division of Epidemiology to ensure contact tracing, and staff members have been referred to pop-up testing sites, according to a press release issued Wednesday morning. It also has activated COVID-19 mitigation protocols.
All other DHS offices will continue their normal operations. Employees that are identified as “patients under investigation” by the DOH must produce a COVID-19 negative test before returning to work, the release stated.
With the notification of the confirmed COVID-19 positive test, DHS, in conjunction with the Health Department, has initiated emergency response protocols that include widespread self-monitoring and testing of those who were in direct contact with the impacted staff person, appropriate notifications and continued distancing protocols.
If you are experiencing coronavirus symptoms, self-quarantine and immediately contact the Health Department’s COVID-19 hotline at 340-712-6299 or 340-776-1519.