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Bryan Mansplains Why Sudden Closing Of Nightclub Prior To Concert Was Needed
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Chief Executive cancels all public appearances and is self-quarantining in accordance with CDC and V.I. Department of Health guidelines CHRISTIANSTED — After returning to the territory on Tuesday afternoon following a weeklong trip to Washington, D.C., and Miami, Governor Albert Bryan tested positive for COVID-19 early this morning. While Governor Bryan

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Health Department Warns New COVID-19 Cases Are On The Increase And To Take Heed
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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Health officials are asking residents to be cautious as the number of new coronavirus cases is increasing on a daily basis. The warning comes on the heels of the U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Health detecting seven cases of the BA.2 Omicron subvariant in the territory —

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Health Officials Say 7 Cases of Highly Infectious 'Stealth Omicron' Variant Detected
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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Health officials have confirmed the territory’s first few cases of the highly-infectious BA.2 Omicron sub-variant of COVID-19. In a statement released Thursday afternoon, the Virgin Islands Department of Health said five cases were identified on St. Croix and two on St. Thomas and they were confirmed as

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World’s Largest Cruise Ship - Wonder of the Seas – to Visit St. Thomas This Month
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ATLANTA —The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Wednesday removed its COVID-19 notice against cruise travel, around two years after introducing a warning scale showing the level of coronavirus transmission risk on cruise ships. The move offers a shot of hope to major U.S. cruise operators such as

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Health Department Confirms 110th COVID-19 Death In The Territory
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CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Department of Health has confirmed the 110th death related to COVID-19 in the territory since the pandemic began in March 2020. The deceased is a 77-year-old man on St. Croix, according to Health Commissioner Justa Encarnacion speaking at Government House’s COVID-19 update this afternoon. “The

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CDC Lowers COVID-19 Warnings For Cruise Ships And Some Caribbean Islands
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MIAMI — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday moved several popular beach destinations — as well as cruise ship travel — into categories at lower risk of spreading the coronavirus. The public health agency reassigned travel warnings for nine vacation destinations in the Caribbean and Atlantic from

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3 Vaccines Every Employee Should Have
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Getting vaccinated against diseases like the flu, shingles, and COVID-19 is the best way to protect yourself from infection and possible lifelong side effects. Read this article for more details. The COVID-19 virus doesn’t seem like it’s going away anytime soon. With that in mind, it’s important that we keep

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Department of Health Updates Residents On Legionella Bacteria Found In Territory
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CHRISTIANSTED — During the Government House weekly briefing on Monday, the Virgin Islands Department of Health gave an update on cases of Legionella bacteria and advised residents how they can avoid illness caused by the bacteria, which can cause severe pneumonia. Deputy Commissioner of Health Reuben Molloy said there was one

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Health Department Offers Tips To Prevent Legionnaire's Disease After Cases Detected Here
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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Cases of Legionnaires’ disease have been detected in St Thomas and St Croix, the Health Department warns. Legionnaires’ disease, a type of severe pneumonia, is caused by breathing in tiny droplets of water containing Legionella bacteria. In the U.S. Virgin Islands, many residents rely on cisterns for

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Health Department Confirms 100th and 101st Deaths From COVID-19 In The Territory
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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Virgin Islands Department of Health confirmed the territory’s 100th and 101st deaths related to COVID-19. The deceased are a 68-year-old male on St. Croix and a 74-year-old male on St. Thomas, according to Health. “We have reached a grim milestone in our battle against the coronavirus with

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