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CHRISTIANSTED — The U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Health is observing World Immunization Week (WIW) this week. WIW is a global public health campaign that raises awareness and increases rates of immunization against vaccine-preventable diseases around the world. It aims to highlight the collective action needed and to promote the

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Juan F. Luis Hospital closed its prenatal ward two weeks ago and moved it to the post-partum unit of the medical facility, the Juan F. Luis Hospital management said Saturday. Concerns with the cleanliness of its Labor and Delivery (L&D) unit of the hospital were reported by

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

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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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Health Offers 2nd COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters To Residents 50 and Older
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CHRISTIANSTED — During today’s weekly briefing, Health Commissioner Justa Encarnacion said that second booster shots of the COVID-19 vaccine are available to residents age 50 and older and those who have underlying medical conditions, provided it has been at least four months since they received a first booster vaccination. “You’re encouraged

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

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Jergens Ultra Healing Moisturizer Lotion Recalled Due To Possibly Harmful Bacteria
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CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Department of Health warned that Kao USA Inc., the makers of Jergens® Ultra Healing Moisturizer 3 oz and 10 oz products have issued a voluntary recall of these products. According to Health, the precautionary recall was prompted by the possible presence of Pluralibacter gergoviae, a

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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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