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Mapp Says All Non-Essential Government Workers Are Off For Remnants of Beryl

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CHRISTIANSTED — Due to severe weather conditions from the remnants of Tropical Storm Beryl, all government offices and summer schools throughout the U.S. Virgin Islands are now closed.

All non-essential government employees across the territory have been instructed to remain home on Monday, July 9, 2018.

First responders and employees who work on the territory’s infrastructure at the Department of Public Works, Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority, Virgin Islands Department of Planning and Natural Resources, Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority and the Department of Health must report for and remain on duty.

All residents are encouraged to remain indoors, operate vehicles only if absolutely necessary, and continue to monitor the weather.

The government of the Virgin Islands said it will continue to monitor weather conditions and update the community accordingly.

To stay informed of the latest updates, the public should visit and sign up for Alert VI at

Other resources include:

VITEMA(340) 773-2244 on St. Croix; (340) 774-2244 on St. Thomas; (340) 776-2244 on St. John or
Government House –
Department of Tourism –

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John McCarthy

John McCarthy

John McCarthy has been reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Caribbean region since 1989. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is originally from Detroit, Michigan.

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