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In a candid plea Monday, Health Department Medical Director Dr. Tai Hunte-Caesar said irresponsible behavior within the USVI community is causing the spread of COVID-19 to the elderly and other vulnerable populations and needs to stop.
With the novel coronavirus spread around the world, people want to know how to determine if they are infected, whether they've had the virus or if they might be immune and how reliable the testing is.
Workers in the U.S. Virgin Islands are feeling a mix of emotions as they adapt to new standards as the summer brings a resurgence of COVID-19. “Nobody wants to work, but the bills don't stop,” said an employee of the Papaya Cove Cafe in Cyril E. King Airport.
Jubilation filled the halls of Schneider Regional Medical Center on Friday morning as “Sam the Sailor” was released from the hospital 12 weeks and one day after falling critically ill with COVID-19 as his cargo vessel traversed Virgin Islands waters.
The U.S. Virgin Islands now has seen eight COVID-19 fatalities according to the latest update from the Health Department. The new fatality was on St. Thomas.
Due to a decrease in business following COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, Un Amore owners Katherine and Frank Pugliese made the painful decision to close the popular St. Croix restaurant on June 28.
Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. has extended the local moratorium on tenant evictions, in place since March, but with conditions and limits.
Although Caribbean Cinemas, the largest movie theater chain in the Caribbean, reopened their theaters on St. Thomas and St. Croix on June 11, after a three-month hiatus, the chain is now closing them indefinitely due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
A survey of U.S. Virgin Islands businesses found many projecting sharp losses for the year, with small businesses, in particular, looking at a drop of 50 percent or more.
As shoppers enter any of the four Kmart stores in the U.S. Virgin Islands – at Sunny Isle Shopping Center and Sunshine Mall on St. Croix and Tutu Mall and Lockhart Gardens Shopping Center on St. Thomas – they are greeted by shelves that are visibly empty.