The Department of Health has confirmed the 115th COVID-19-related death in the territory. The deceased is an 82-year old St. Thomas woman.
Commissioner Justa Encarnacion extended condolences from the entire Department of Health to the family of the woman.
The Health Department reminds the community that getting the COVID-19 vaccine can prevent severe illness and death. To schedule an appointment for a vaccine or booster, call (340) 777-8227 or visit covid19usvi.com/vaccines. Walk-ins are also accepted at the Community Vaccination Centers.
The Health Department also reminds the community that to continue to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, it is essential to practice social distancing and frequent hand washing, and although no longer mandatory, wearing a mask is recommended when in crowded settings among individuals with whom you do not reside.
As a reminder, St. Croix’s Community Vaccination Center is located at Charles Harwood Memorial Complex. On St. Thomas, the Community Vaccination Center is located at the Community Health Clinic on the second floor at the Schneider Regional Medical Center. Vaccines and boosters continue to be available for individuals of all ages on St. John at the pop-up in the Virgin Islands Port Authority Gravel Lot on Wednesdays between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Testing is also done at this same site between noon and 3 p.m.
Parents seeking pediatric vaccines for their children ages 5 to 11 on St. Thomas can obtain vaccines at the Maternal, Child Health Clinic in the Elanco Building on Tuesdays and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Appointments are strongly encouraged and can be made by calling (340) 777-8227. Parents or guardians need to bring identification for themselves and the child and the child’s birth certificate.
To report a suspected case of COVID-19, call the COVID19 Hotline at (340) 712-6299 or (340) 776-1519. The hotline is open Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. If you have a medical emergency, call 911. For more information, visit covid19usvi.com. For COVID19 updates, text COVID19USVI to 888777.