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

Human Services Confirms That No P-EBT Has Been Approved For October

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — In June 2020, the Virgin Islands Department of Human Services (DHS) received approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) to implement an emergency Pandemic EBT program (P-EBT). P-EBT was and is granted as a one-time issuance, not a monthly benefit, according to Human Services. “There was […]

DHS’ Head Start Program Says Virtual School, Meal Distribution Plan Begins September 14

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Head Start Program said today that their 2020-2021 Head Start school year will begin virtually on September 14 until it is determined that in-person instruction can safely resume. To prepare for the launch of the virtual school year, Head Start staff will be contacting parents the week of September 7 for […]

3 More Former Residents Of Queen Louise Home For Aged Die In St. Thomas Hospital: DHS

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Department of Human Services (DHS) confirmed today the fourth death of one of its residents in the span of a little more than a week. Eight days ago, the Department reported the death of a 101-year-old resident, and today shared the news that three other residents have also died. “While we […]

DHS Says P-EBT Benefits For USVI Families Start Today

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Department of Human Services (DHS) today announced the distribution of food assistance to over 13,000 children (from schools that participated in the School Lunch Program) totaling over $4.9 million additional dollars to the territory via an Electronic Benefit Transfer System (EBT). After much anticipation, Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) benefits began to roll […]

10 Residents, 6 Staff Test Positive For COVID-19 At Queen Louise Home For The Aged As Virus Crisis Rises Up

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Nearly 60 percent of elderly residents at the Queen Louise Home for the Aged have tested positive for COVID-19 amid an ongoing spike in confirmed cases on St. Thomas, according to a statement issued by Government House last night. “Of 17 residents tested, 10 returned positive results, and of 25 Queen Louise […]

DHS Closes Knud Hansen Complex In St. Thomas After 2 Employees Test Positive For COVID-19

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Department of Human Services said that it is closing the Knud Hansen Complex after two employees recently tested positive for COVID-19. “Two employees from two different facilities have tested positive,” DHS spokeswoman Michelle Francis told the Virgin Islands Free Press today.  “Contact tracing and additional staff testing is being […]