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VIHA’S Central Office on STT Closes Due to COVID-19 Exposure

Individuals with inquiries about low-income public housing and housing choice voucher are encouraged to contact the St. Croix Office for assistance at 778-8442.

Op-Ed: There Is No Health Without Mental Health

Moleto A. Smith Jr. advises that “Despite the current stresses that negatively impact the mental health of many of our community members, the good news is that mental illnesses are treatable.”

Governor Bryan Issues Proclamation in Honor of USVI Nurses

The proclamation celebrates the important role that nurses play in the U.S.V.I. in commemoration of National Nursing Week, May 6-12, and National Nursing Month throughout May.

Third Round of Pandemic SNAP Benefits Tentatively Approved

The V.I. Department of Human Services announced Monday the pending approval of the state plan DHS submitted to the federal Food & Nutrition Service Agency for a third round of food assistance through the Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer.
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VA Offering COVID-19 Vaccinations for Veterans, Their Spouses, Widows, Caregivers

Vaccines are being given regardless of age, income or VA medical eligibility. No appointment is necessary.
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J&J COVID Vaccine Paused For Very Rare, Possibly Unrelated Blood Clots

The Centers for Disease Control and Federal Drug Administration recommended a pause in the use of the Johnson & Johnson Janssen COVID-19 vaccine Tuesday out of an abundance of caution, due to a very small number of blood clots that may or may not be connected to the vaccine.

DOH to Resume Health Card Services Schedule on April 6

The Division of Environmental Health Services issues health cards which are required to work in certain industries.

Congresswoman Announces $4,344,250 to Support COVID-19 Vaccinations and Services in Territory

Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett has released a statement after announcing $4,000,000 in American Rescue Plan funding to support COVID-19 vaccinations and other things.

Virgin Islands Medical Society Honors Dr. Tai Hunte-Caesar

The Virgin Islands Medical Society has honored Tai Hunte-Caesar M.D. with its Physician Recognition Award for her leadership and commitment as a physician during the COVID-19 pandemic.

USVI Website Launches Poison Prevention at One’s Fingertips

The new website is launched as National Poison Prevention Week approaches, March 21-27.