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September 2nd, 2020
CDC issues Order halting rent evictions for States & Territories


ATLANTA, Georgia, USA- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Tuesday, September 1, 2020, issued a sweeping order which halts through December 31, 2020, millions of residential renters from being evicted, a move the CDC says is aimed at combating the novel coronavirus. The expansive action covers all of the US's 43 million renters who fall in the purview of the order.

September 2nd, 2020
CDC to US travellers: 'Resources may be limited' if you get sick in VI

ATLANTA, Georgia, USA- Residents of the United States have been advised to avoid travelling to the Virgin Islands because of the high volume of COVID-19 cases of late and resources may be scarce in the event they become ill.

August 9th, 2020
VI considered safe place to travel by CDC

WASHINGTON DC, USA- Despite criticism from some sections of society, the COVID-19 suppression and control measures by Government continue to keep the Virgin Islands safe and other countries are taking note.

August 9th, 2020
Americans warned against travel to USVI


FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a warning to Americans not to travel to the US Virgin Islands if they don't have to, with the CDC pointing to a high risk of the coronavirus in the territory and limited medical resources for those who contract the disease.

July 15th, 2020
No date in mind yet for resumption of cruise tourism- Vance M. Lewis

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- As the Virgin Islands continues to reopen its borders in a phased manner, there is still no word as to when cruise tourism is likely to resume as, apart from the Virgin Islands Government having to give the go ahead to receive cruise ships, cruise liners are also awaiting word from health authorities in various countries as to when they would be allowed to resume service.

April 7th, 2020
USVI’s 1st COVID-19 death was 85-yr-old STT man

CHRISTIANSTED, St Croix, USVI- The [US] Virgin Islands (USVI) Department of Health (DOH) has released more information regarding the first person in the USVI to succumb to COVID-19 disease.

March 3rd, 2020
3 suspected cases of Coronavirus identified in USVI


FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- Three US Virgin Islanders are considered Persons Under Investigation (PUIs) of having contracted the rapidly spreading coronavirus, the VI Consortium has learned.

June 29th, 2016
About 600 USVI residents know they have HIV; 600 don’t- CDC


FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI — About 600 residents in the US Virgin Islands (USVI) are aware of their HIV positive status, with only a quarter of that number currently receiving care. Another 600 are infected but are unaware, according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention statistics, relayed to media by Shamari Haynes, a CDC outreach specialist working at Frederiksted Health Care, Inc.

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