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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Frontline healthcare workers at the Schneider Regional Medical Center continued their efforts to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, which was recently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Virgin Islands Department of Health along with SRMC received

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ATLANTA — Fewer than 7,000 people reported having side effects from COVID-19 vaccines after the first 13.7 million doses were administered in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday. Of the 6,994 people who said they had side effects between December 14 and January 13,

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CRUz BAY — The Virgin Islands Police Department is advising the community that there have been occurrences of COVID-19 at the Leander Jurgen Command located in St. John. “Some employees may have been exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19,” VIPD spokesman Toby Derima said. The VIPD will temporarily close

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SAN JUAN — In many cultures and geographic regions, it’s customary to shoot guns into the air to celebrate New Year’s Day or other holidays. The purpose of what is called “celebratory gunfire” is to make loud noise to mark a joyous occasion. However, what people don’t often realize is

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CHRISTIANSTED — Hundreds of U.S. Virgin Islands renters face the prospect of eviction in January unless federal officials extend protections put in place during the COVID-19 pandemic. On September 4, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a sweeping order that temporarily halted all United States evictions through December 31,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Department of Education says it has launched an internal investigation into rumors that an employee continued showing up for work despite testing positive for COVID-19. The department “has been made aware of messages circulating via text and on some social media platforms alleging that

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Should I wipe down groceries during the pandemic? Experts say it’s not necessary for most people. The coronavirus spreads mainly through the respiratory droplets people spray when talking, coughing, sneezing or singing. It’s why health experts stress the importance of wearing masks and social distancing. Experts still recommend cleaning surfaces

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MIAMI — The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) believes going on a cruise ship is among one of the riskiest forms of travel during the current global health crisis, but has turned a blind eye to air travel and the complete lack of testing, distancing, or protocols to stem the spread of

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CANCUN — U.S. airlines are adding flights, and in some cases COVID-19 testing programs, for travel to Mexico and the Caribbean, a region central to carriers’ strategies to tap into pockets of holiday demand before a vaccine makes its way around the world. Beachside resort destinations in areas like Cancun

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BRIDGETOWN — The first cruise ship to set sail in the Caribbean since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic has reported that a passenger on board has tested positive for coronavirus, according to The Points Guy. A reporter for the travel site, Gene Sloan, is aboard the SeaDream 1 and was

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