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Health Department Shuts Down Schneider Hospital Over Broken Water Main

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Health Commissioner Michelle Davis said today that The Schneider Regional Medical Center is experiencing a disruption of service due to a main water line break.

Late last night a main water line to the hospital burst, causing damage to the basement floor. Although there has been no damage to patient floors, water to the building has been shut off while the pipe is being repaired.

Therefore any elective procedures, patient visits, lab visits, or hemodialysis appointments will need to be rescheduled. This incident also effects the VI Department of Public Health Community Healthcare Clinic, the Immunization Program, WIC and the issuance of the Food Handlers Cards.



People seeking Food Handlers Cards for Carnival service may return to the Community Health Clinic at RLS on Monday to complete their process. Hours will be extended on Monday and Tuesday from 8:00am to accommodate the expected volume.

Repairs are ongoing and expected to be completed within 24 hours. For those in need of Community Health services, please contact (340) 774-7477 for further information.

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John McCarthy

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John McCarthy is primarily known for his investigative reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands. A series of reports beginning in the 1990's revealed that there was everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling. Another report, following Hurricane Hugo in 1989, cited a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) confidential overview that said that over 40 percent of the U.S. Virgin Islands public lives below the poverty line. The Virgin Islands Free Press is the only Caribbean news source to regularly incorporate the findings of U.S. Freedom of Information Act requests. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is the former news director of WSVI-TV Channel 8 on St. Croix.

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