Tag: COVID-19 Pandemic

Legislature Welcomes The Public To View Its Operations With New COVID-19 Protocols

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Senate President Donna Frett-Gregory said that the Legislature of the Virgin Islands re-opened to the public effective on Monday, June 20, 2022. This change is announced as part of the Legislature’s updated COVID-19 protocols to align with the endemicity stage of the COVID-19 Pandemic. The updated protocols includes the following updates: • […]

Bryan Says COVID State of Emergency Ends June 30 By Executive Order

CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan has issued a proclamation extending the current COVID-19 Health State of Emergency from June 9-30 to enable an orderly winding down of the COVID Pandemic Emergency. During the transition State of Emergency continuing through June 30, all standing clauses of the 35th Supplemental Executive Order, as amended by the 36th through 38th executive […]

Health Department Urges All To Mind COVID-19 Safety Protocols Heading Into Carnival

CHRISTIANSTED — During today’s weekly Government House briefing, Territorial Epidemiologist Dr. Esther Ellis said the number of active cases of COVID-19 in the territory has remained higher that health officials had hoped, and she urged residents to take precautions against spreading the virus as Carnival season begins. “As we embark on Carnival on St. Thomas, it […]

See’s Candies Must Face Worker’s COVID Lawsuit After Cali High Court Denies Appeal

SACRAMENTO — The California Supreme Court will not review a novel ruling that said a candymaker can be sued by an employee who claims she contracted COVID-19 at work and spread it to her husband, who died. Trade groups have warned the lawsuit could spur limitless liability for businesses, but the court on Wednesday denied […]

Bureau of Internal Revenue Issuing Another $25 Million In Income Tax Refunds

CHRISTIANSTED — During Monday’s weekly briefing, Government House Communications Director Richard Motta Jr. announced that the Government of the Virgin Islands (GVI) is distributing another $25 million in income tax refunds, which includes refunds from tax year 2020. This latest issuance addresses 2019 and prior year refunds that have been filed on time and are not […]

Service Members Receive Care Packages For COVID-19 Support

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Members of the Virgin Islands National Guard serving on COVID-19 orders were among the 50 States and territories to receive Operation Gratitude care packages as part of a campaign to show appreciation to the men and women serving on COVID-19 orders for their continued steadfast commitment to the local and federal agencies. […]

Governor Bryan Drops Indoor Mask Requirement Effective Immediately

CHRISTIANSTED — During the Government House weekly press briefing today, Governor Albert Bryan dropped the indoor mask mandate — effective immediately — no longer requiring face coverings indoors. There are a few notable exceptions such as: indoor and outdoor areas at ports of entry; indoor and outdoor areas at public, private and parochial schools and […]

Martinique’s Nightly Curfew Gets Pushed Back 2 Hours As Some COVID Restrictions Are Relaxed

FORT-DE-FRANCE — Health protocols to protect against the coronavirus virus are loosening a little in Martinique.  The curfew that began in July in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic will be pushed back two hours starting Friday. It will now start at 10 p.m. instead of 8 p.m., the prefecture announced on Tuesday. Since December 8, night traffic restrictions were […]

Health Department Sees Light At The End Of The Omicron Tunnel As COVID-19 Cases Decline

CHRISTIANSTED — During the Government House weekly briefing today, Territorial Epidemiologist Dr. Esther Ellis reported that COVID-19 cases in the Territory continue to decline after weeks of a surge from the Omicron variant of the virus. “We are grateful for all the cooperation we’ve received from the other agencies, private supporters and you, the community, for […]

Health Department Confirms Territory’s 97th COVID-19 Related Death

CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Department of Health has confirmed another COVID-19 related death, bringing the territory’s toll to 97. After notifying next of kin, Health announced that the deceased is a 77-year-old man on St. Croix. Health also urged unvaccinated residents to get vaccinated, noting the COVID-19 vaccine “can prevent severe illness and death.” […]