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CHRISTIANSTED — During the Government House weekly press briefing today, Governor Albert Bryan said that he has instituted a $100,00 lottery to encourage residents to get vaccinated. The Government of the Virgin Islands will give away $100,000 a week for 10 consecutive weeks beginning Tuesday, July 6, to Virgin Islands residents who are

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FREDERIKSTED — A St. Croix woman was arrested for allegedly uploading a fake COVID-19 test result to the USVI Travel Portal, authorities said. Tammy T. Stevens, 35, of Strand Street, Christiansted, was arrested according to an affidavit filed by Wanson Harris, director of environmental health for the Virgin Islands Health Department.

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Health Department confirmed Monday evening that an 85-year-old St. Thomas woman is the territory’s 28th death related to COVID-19. The deceased woman’s next of kin was notified, but the name of the woman was not released. According to the VIDOH, 16 of the COVID-19

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FREDERIKSTED — The territory’s beaches are open 24-7 and it is the Memorial Day weekend — so that can mean only one thing during the time of the coronavirus pandemic — health officials are coming to you today. The Virgin Islands Department of Health said this morning it will be

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Leadership of the Virgin Islands Police Department was notified Sunday that five employees of the Mariel C. Newton Command police station in Anna’s Retreat tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. As a result, employees who were potentially exposed were ordered to quarantine at home, the Virgin Islands

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Department of Health confirmed today that a parent who attended the Charlotte Amalie High School (CAHS) hybrid graduation ceremony has tested positive for COVID-19. According to health officials, the parent’s exposure period began prior to their attendance at the May 21 ceremony on the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Department of Health confirmed today that a Joseph Sibilly Elementary School student tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday. Safety protocols at all district schools prohibit students from intermingling with other students not in their classrooms; therefore, other classrooms at the school have not been

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CHRISTIANSTED — During the Government House weekly press briefing today, Governor Albert Bryan praised the Class of 2021 and praised the principals, administrators and the high school, UVI and Adult Education graduation committees for providing a memorable and safe experience for students even as the territory continues to fight the

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan said this week that the territory will not be changing or updating mask rules, despite the latest guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). He also made clear that the mask rules would not be changing any time soon. “Continue to wear

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The U.S. Virgin Islands has the lowest COVID-19 positivity rate in the country: 2.84 percent as of April 27. That may seem like an easy feat given our small population of roughly 106,000 inhabitants. But several states have small populations as well, and they have yet to master the art

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