Territory’s First Victim of COVID-19 Identified as 85-Year-Old Man from St. Thomas

The Virgin Islands Department of Health has released more information regarding the tragic death of the territory’s first person who succumbed to the Coronavirus. He’s identified as an 85-year-old St. Thomas resident, with underlying medical conditions. According to the DOH, he unknowingly came into contact with a person who had a confirmed case of COVID-19, […]

VI National Guard Assisting with Screenings at VI Airports

ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands – Members of the Virgin Islands National Guard met at the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport to discuss screening protocols for incoming passengers, April 1, 2020. The screening protocols will provide additional measures to prevent further exposure and infections among the population. These Department of Health protocols consist of screening criteria established to […]

Small Business Association Launches Loan Program to Help Small Businesses

SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program for Small Businesses Affected by the Coronavirus Pandemic LaunchesOne of Multiple Economic Relief Provisions to Protect Workers and Small Businesses WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Jovita Carranza Friday, launched the Paycheck Protection Program, a $349 billion emergency loan program created last week with the President’s signing of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic […]

New Cases of COVID-19 Reported in USVI; Governor Bryan Updates Territory on Efforts to Keep Residents Safe

40 cases of the Coronavirus have now been reported in the U.S. Territory, and for the first time, infected individuals have had to be hospitalized because of their symptoms.  According to the VI Department of Health, as of Friday evening, 40 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the Virgin Islands, three of those individuals […]

New Cases of COVID-19 Reported & Airline Suspends Flights into Territory

Two new cases of Coronavirus have been confirmed in the U.S. Territory.  Governor Albert Bryan says as of Friday afternoon, a total of 19 people have tested positive for COVID-19.The two recent positive tests are of individuals who have traveled outside of the territory. While the federal government (Federal Aviation Administration) has not ordered Virgin […]