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Colors of Cancer Campaign In Final Push for $5K Match

There’s funding to be accessed through Cancer Support VI, yes, but for so many that are battling a diagnosis or devoting their lives to caring for a loved one, what becomes more important are the resources – being able to pick up the phone and ask for help – that the organization offers

Department of Health Updates St. Thomas/ St. John COVID-19 Testing Schedule

Testing next week will take place on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday only and from now on.
Visitors peruse the goods at the 2019 St. John Festival Food Fair. (Source photo by Raven Phillips)

St. John Festival Vendors Reminded of Fee Deadline, Rules

Vendors for the upcoming St. John Festival must pay a health permit fee of $100 by Wednesday, June 15 unless all the employees working in the booth are fully vaccinated, in which case the fee is waived, the V.I. Health Department’s Division of Environmental Health said in a press release issued Tuesday night.
Vendors serve up food. (Jamie Leonard photo)

DOH Advises St. John Carnival Vendors on Environmental Health Requirements

Due to the lifting of COVID-19 guidance, organizers cannot mandate mask-wearing, but the Department of Health encourages participants to wear their masks when in large groups.
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Health Department Confirms 115th Death Related to COVID-19

The V.I. Health Department has confirmed the 115th COVID-19-related death in the territory, an 82-year-old St. Thomas woman.

DOH Adds Health Disparities Program to Its Services

The Health Disparities Program will work to increase partnerships with community organizations to address the health care needs of the entire community

Governor Submits Legislation to Establish First Virgin Islands Telehealth Act

The governor’s proposed legislation includes telemedicine, the standards that govern the practice of medicine and the provision of healthcare services using telehealth modalities.

Schneider Regional Medical Center Resumes Patient Visitation With New Rules

"We recognize the importance of visitation to our patients' recovery and overall well-being. A visit from a family member or friend can boost a patient's morale and provide them comfort and relief."

Department of Health Applauds VIWMA on COVID-19 Wastewater Testing

VIWMA is partnering with Biobot Analytics of Cambridge, Mass., to test and analyze wastewater samples for COVID surges.

VIDOH Issues COVID-19 Workplace Guidance

Workplace guidance has been issued by Territorial Medical Director Dr. Tai Hunte-Ceasar as the territory transitions to endemicity with COVID-19 disease.