Tag: U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Human Services (DHS)

Human Services Offices Closed Half Day for Staff Training On Friday

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Commissioner Kimberley Causey-Gomez said that all DHS offices will be closed on Friday, 24 June 2022 from 1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. for a mandatory ESF6 Mass Care Disaster and Emergencies Training. All residential facilities and 24/7 emergency services will maintain normal operations. For more information, please visit the Department of Human Services […]

Governor Bryan To Read To Children On Human Services’ ‘Virtual Storytime’ Via Zoom

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Department of Human Services (DHS) is encouraging all child care providers to join tomorrow’s Virtual Storytime presentation on Zoom and allow your children to be entertained by Governor Albert Bryan. Dr. Seuss best stated is best, “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more […]

Head Start Resumes In-Person Learning, Parents Must Show Kids Are COVID-Free

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Virgin Islands Department of Human Services Commissioner Kimberley Causey-Gomez said today that the Head Start Program would return to full in-person classroom instruction on Thursday, January 27, 2022, across the territory. “We are all ready to welcome our little ones back into classrooms, but out of an abundance of caution, we cannot […]

Head Start Sites On St. Croix Will Re-Open Tomorrow, DHS Says

KINGSHILL — The Virgin Islands Department of Human Services (DHS, said that in-person classroom activities on St. Croix will resume tomorrow. The Head Start Program had experienced COVID positives, as well as exposures at several Head Start sites and notification of confirmed COVID positives in the homes of program participants. DHS opted to close all […]

DHS Employees Must Obey Biden’s Vaccine Mandate Or Be Terminated For Cause

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Virgin Islands government agency with the second-most employees says it will follow a sweeping new federal plan to fight COVID-19 that requires teachers and healthcare workers to be vaccinated, among other measures announced by President Joe Biden last week. “We will implement the president’s mandates in line with directives provided […]

DHS Closes Knud Hansen Complex For COVID-19 Infections 2X In 5 Months

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Department of Human Services (DHS), today confirmed that it is immediately closing the Knud Hansen Complex in St. Thomas as a staff member has tested positive for COVID-19. DHS is currently working with the Virgin Islands Department of Health Division of Epidemiology to e-nurse contact tracing and staff members […]

Human Services Announces 90-Day Extension On All Expired Senior Discount Cards In St. Croix

CHRISTIANSTED — In light of COVID-19 and a delay in receiving necessary ID card equipment replacements, The Virgin Islands Department of Human Services (DHS) has granted an additional 90-day extension for all expired Senior Identification (ID) cards effective immediately (January 2021) in the St. Croix District. The Department is requesting that businesses and banking institutions […]

Human Services Closes Knud Hansen Complex After 2 Employees Test Positive For COVID-19

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Department of Human Services (DHS), today confirmed that it closed the Knud Hansen Complex on Thursday after two employees tested positive for COVID-19. While the building is not unsafe, DHS is closing the building to ensure staff can maintain social distancing while testing and other enhanced protocols are arranged,” according to […]

P-EBT Not Approved For October, November December, DHS Says

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Department of Human Services (DHS) announced Wednesday that the PEBT plan for October, November or December issuance has not been approved. While discussions continue with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) to issue additional emergency Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) benefits, the approval to do so […]

‘Road To Success,’ A Federally-Funded Early Childhood Education Program, Will End Soon

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Department of Human Services (DHS) and the University of the Virgin Islands’ Caribbean Exploratory Research Center (UVI CERC) announced that they are winding down the federally funded, one-year project “Road to Success.” The early child care and education program will end with a series of virtual town hall meetings, open to […]