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June 4th, 2021
USVI Dept of Health awarded $3.1M by CDC to improve COVID-19 response


FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- The US Virgin Islands Department of Health announced this week that it has successfully secured a $3.1 million grant for two years from the Centers for Disease Control Prevention (CDC), whose goal is to address COVID-19 health disparities among underserved and high-risk populations.

May 19th, 2021
USVI will be among last jurisdictions to lift mask mandate- Gov Bryan


FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- While a growing list of states have adjusted their mask mandates to reflect the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's decision to ease restrictions for vaccinated people, Governor Albert A. Bryan Jr said Monday, May 17, 2021, that not only will the US Virgin Islands' mask mandate remain in place, the territory will be among the last jurisdictions to lift its current No Mask, No Service policy.

April 28th, 2021
No mask wearing for fully vaccinated persons - CDC


FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- Persons fully vaccinated against COVID-19 don't have to wear masks when performing such activities as riding bikes, jogging alone, hiking, walking or gathering in small groups, said federal health authorities Tuesday, April 27, 2021, marking another major easing of restrictions on the path toward normalcy for the inoculated.

April 4th, 2021
CDC wants cruise ship & port workers vaccinated


FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Friday, April 2, 2021, recommended that port and ship workers get vaccinated before leisure cruise travel resumes, though the agency stopped short of giving guidance on when it expected to ease restrictions on cruising.

March 23rd, 2021
3ft distancing in classrooms to be proposed to Cabinet- Dr the Hon Wheatley

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- School children in the Virgin Islands could be allowed to sit 3 feet apart instead of 6 feet in classrooms if Cabinet gives the green light on the proposal, according to Deputy Premier and Education Minister, Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7).

March 18th, 2021
Zero active COVID-19 VI gets Level 1 travel rating from CDC!

ATLANTA, Georgia, USA- Thanks to proactive and decisive COVID-19 containment and suppression measures by the Andrew A. Fahie-led Government, the [British] Virgin Islands is not only free of active cases of COVID-19, but is now enjoying a Level 1 rating for travel by the Centre of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

March 9th, 2021
Vaccinated people can gather in small groups without masks- CDC


FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Monday, March 8, 2021, that people who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can gather privately in small groups without wearing masks or social distancing, an announcement that eases restrictions for inoculated individuals as vaccination picks up pace in the United States of America.

January 16th, 2021
UK COVID-19 strain could be dominant in US by March – CDC


ATLANTA, Georga, USA - A highly contagious strain of COVID-19 first reported in the United Kingdom has been spreading rapidly in the United States and will become the dominant strain in the country by March if efforts are not taken immediately to contain its spread, said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in a report Friday, January 15, 2020.

January 4th, 2021
Latest COVID-19 death in USVI is 78-year-old woman from St Croix


FREDERIKSTED, ST Croix, USVI- The [US] VI Department of Health on Sunday, January 3, 2021, announced the territory's 24th COVID-19 related death, with the victim being a 78-year-old woman from St Croix.

October 1st, 2020
Cruise ships can set sail in November following White House ruling


WASHINGTON DC, USA- Cruise ships will be free to set sail again early November if they so choose, following a White House order that scrapped a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention plan to extend the no-sail order to mid-February 2021.

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