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New V.I. COVID Cases Trickle In, Keeping Curve Flat

New confirmed COVID-19 infections continue to trickle in, but the curve remains low and flat, indicating social distancing measures are continuing to work when everyone cooperates.

Dollar fo’ Dollar Tour Goes Digital

This year, St. Thomas’ celebrated Dolla Fo’ Dolla tour is going the way of many museums and art galleries and will be hosted entirely online.

Senators Create New WAPA Board, New Unfunded Mandates as Election Nears

The Legislature will again create a new board, this one to replace the existing Water and Power Authority Governing Board, if legislation approved unanimously in the Rules and Judiciary Committee on Tuesday becomes law. 

COVID-19 Temporarily Closes Charlotte Amalie Police Station *Updated With Comment From VIPD*

Several V.I. Police Department personnel have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past weeks, and the police department closed Zone A Command in Charlotte Amalie for comprehensive cleaning over the past weekend.

St. Croix Native Creates Jewelry Brand

Udall Caribbean, a jewelry brand whose products connect consumers to Caribbean heroes and heroines of the past while celebrating the region’s rich culture and heritage, launched an eBoutique on Sept. 9.

Report: USVI Could Top the World in Per Capita Pandemic Deaths

A study out of the UW School of Medicine forecasts worldwide COVID-19 deaths could top four million by the end of the year, and the U.S. Virgin Islands is likely to see some of the worst fatalities per capita in the world.

Bryan to Move Territory to Safer-at-Home Level on Tuesday

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. expects to issue an executive order moving the V.I. to the Safer-at-Home phase of its COVID-19 strategy on Tuesday, including allowing dining in at restaurants, but the Stay-at-Home order will remain in effect through Labor Day.
Artist's conception of the COVID-19 virus. (Shutterstock image)

DOH Reports First COVID-19 Death on St. John

The Department of Health reports a 59-year-old St. John man has died of COVID-19, marking the first fatality from the virus on the island.

COVID-19 Update: Is That Light At End of the Tunnel?

New confirmed COVID-19 infections continued to slow this week in the U.S. Virgin Islands, with four new cases from Monday to Tuesday, according to the V.I. Department of Health's daily update for Tuesday evening.

USVI COVID-19 Update: Rate of New Infections Subsides Slightly

New confirmed COVID-19 infections subsided a little over the weekend in the U.S. Virgin Islands even as the virus killed the 15th resident. There were five new cases from Sunday to Monday, five from Saturday to Sunday and 11 from Friday to Saturday, according to the V.I. Department of Health's updates.

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