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Coronavirus Information - Travel Restrictions

*** Update ***

Currently restaurants and bars are open with a 50% seating capacity up to a maximum of 50 customers at any given time and with table 6 feet apart, employees must wear masks, no parties larger than 6 per table, etc.

St. Croix is now in the
 “Blue”  phase of reopening which is the phase next to the  “New Normal”  phase. This means that people can fly to St. Croix without a quarantine***. All businesses are allowed to open, as well as all indoor/outdoor facilities. All of the territory is opening up with the exception of schools and day cares and limited nursing home limitations.  Facial coverings are required in all commercial entities.

***Beginning Wednesday July 15, residents of states that have 10% or greater positive test results, currently including Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Mississippi, Nevada, South Carolina and Texas must present test results showing they are negative for COVID-19 or positive for COVID-19 antibodies upon their arrival into the Territory. Test should be taken within 5 days of arriving in the U.S. Virgin Islands, or visitors can opt to take a test when they arrive. Individuals who do not show test results or take a test locally must go into a 14-day quarantine. You can track your state here, https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/testing/tracker/overview

 What you can expect upon your arrival into St. Croix

St. Croix Travel Advisories for COVID-19

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 Current COVID-19 (coronavirus) News

Governor Bryan Discusses Recent Cases of COVID-19 Virus

U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS — During his weekly update Monday on the status of the COVID-19 virus in the Territory, Governor Albert Bryan Jr. Discussed the recent cases of COVID-19 that have appeared since the Territory entered the “Open Doors” phase of its path to a new normal, and reminded residents that they must continue to be on guard against the virus.

 

DOE - Education Commissioner Provides First Update On 2020-2021 School Year

ST. THOMAS, USVI – Department of Education Commissioner Racquel Berry-Benjamin on June 18 provided the first in a series of planned updates on the Department’s preparation for the start of the 2020-2021 school year. During a live session on Facebook, Berry-Benjamin announced that a taskforce comprised of representatives from the Department of Education, Department of Health, Board of Education, Government House, and other stakeholder groups has been formed to ensure the safe reopening of the territory’s public schools.


Virgin Islands Department of Health Announces New Cases of COVID-19

St. Croix, US Virgin Islands (June 21, 2020) The U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Health has confirmed five new cases of COVID-19 disease. This brings the territory's total confirmed cases to seventy-six—thirty-three on Croix, thirty-nine on St. Thomas, and four on St. John. The most recent two St. Croix cases were a traveler and a community-acquired individual. The community-aquired case is associated with Hangovah Daiquiris in the United Shopping Plaza on St. Croix.
 

USVI Department of Health Discusses Suicide Prevention and Resources

St. Croix, US Virgin Islands (June 12, 2020) Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the Unites States, taking over 100 lives daily. It can be a result of many factors, including preexisting mental health issues, physical health issues, extreme stress, or sudden trauma. During a global pandemic stress levels are running high which can put people at a higher risk for suicide.


The Virgin Islands Department of Health, Division of Environmental Health advises all Retail Food Service Establishments

St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands — The Virgin Islands Department of Health, Division of Environmental Health advises all Retail Food Service Establishments that it will suspend enforcement on the non-compliance of using single-service tableware until June 22, 2020. This postponement is being taken so that retail food service establishments in the territory have sufficient time to procure single-service tableware.
 

Additional COVID-19 Test Kits Available for Veterans Today

The VA Caribbean Healthcare System will be conducting the final day of testing for Virgin Islands Veterans on Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020 on the island of St Thomas.


WAPA CONTINUES PREPARATIONS FOR 2020 HURRICANE SEASON AMID COVID-19 PANDEMIC; URGES CUSTOMERS TO BE PREPARED

The 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season begins today, and the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority encourages its employees and customers to act now and be prepared for any potential storm activity which may threaten the territory over the next six months.


New Process for Health Card Lab Tests at Schneider Regional Medical Center

St. Thomas, USVI – May 29, 2020 - As our Territory moves forward with reopening services, we are mindful that many in our community will be seeking to renew or apply for health cards (or food handlers' cards), which are a requirement to work in the following industries: food service, childcare, beauty, barbers, spas, nail salons, and massage parlors. If you are planning to obtain or renew your health card or Food Handler's Card at Schneider Regional Medical Center (SRMC) or at the Myrah Keating Smith Community Health Center (MKS), please note these new steps:


Mental Health Tips during COVID-19...and Beyond
 

V.I. Department of Health Continues Relief Efforts Thanks to the Anderson Stewart Foundation Donation

As the Bryan-Roach administration continues to work vigorously to ensure the community remains safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Virgin Islands Department of Health, under the leadership of Commissioner Justa “Tita” Encarnacion on Thursday, May 14th presented preventative and safety supplies on behave of The Anderson Stewart Foundation to Ms.
 

V.I. Department of Health Continues Relief Efforts Thanks to the Anderson Stewart Foundation Donation

As the Bryan-Roach administration continues to work vigorously to ensure the community remains safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Virgin Islands Department of Health, under the leadership of Commissioner Justa “Tita” Encarnacion on Thursday, May 14th presented preventative and safety supplies on behave of The Anderson Stewart Foundation to Ms. Clema Lewis, Executive Director of Women’s Coalition of St. Croix and Mr. Malik Stradiron, Director of Ten Thousand Helpers, Inc.
 

COVID-19 Assistance Available for Territory's Veterans

The Methodist Training and Outreach Center, Inc. (MTOC) was awarded additional funding from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program to serve homeless veterans through the CARES Act. This funding is to be used to immediately meet the needs of homeless veterans or those veterans who may be facing homelessness through the loss of current housing.
 

Health Department Provides Additional Details on the Sixth Confirmed COVID-19 Death

St. Croix, US Virgin Islands (May 14, 2020) The U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Health, after ensuring notification of next of kin, confirms the territory’s sixth COVID-19 death. The death yesterday, represents the 6th death related to COVID-19 in the territory. The deceased is a 45-year old male with a history of hypertension. He is the son of the 5th and 6th individuals who died from the disease earlier this month.
 

JFL Thanks Taiwan for Donation of 20,000 Medical Masks In Support of Healthcare Workers for National Hospital Week

The Governor Juan F. Luis Hospital & Medical Center thanks the government of Taiwan, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Miami (“TECO”) for their donation of 20,000 medical masks during National Hospital Week. According Interim Chief Executive OfficerDyma Williams,“ The JFL Team is thankful to TECOfor this generous donation of 20,000 masks during National Hospital Week that will ensure that we are able to protect frontline healthcare workers and patients. We are forever grateful for this show of goodwill and hope for the U.S. Virgin Islands during this pandemic.
 

Army Corps of Engineers Completes Alternate Care Facility at National Guard Compound in St. Croix

Acute care facility will support Department of Health and JFL's Capacity to House COVID-19 patients   ST. CROIX, U.S. Virgin Islands (May 12, 2020) – The conversion of the 210th Regional Training Institute at the Virgin Islands National Guard Compound on St. Croix has been completed.
 

DOH Announces Sixth Confirmed COVID-19 Death

St. Croix, US Virgin Islands (May 12, 2020) The U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Health is saddened to confirm the territory’s sixth death related to COVID-19. This COVID-19 death occurred on Tuesday, May 12th. No additional information is currently available pending notification of next of kin.
 

Governor Bryan Says Territory Will Receive Limited Supply of Remdesivir for COVID-19 Patients

U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS — During his COVID-19 briefing Monday, Governor Albert Bryan Jr. said that the Territory will be getting a case of the COVID-19 drug Remdesivir this week, and he thanked residents for abiding by the face covering requirements and other guidelines set forth by his Administration and the V.I. Department of Health.
 

Virgin Islands Veterans to be Tested for COVID-19

The VA Caribbean Healthcare System will begin testing Veterans residing in the Virgin Islands for COVID-19 at their clinic locations on St. Croix and St. Thomas. Testing will be done by appointment only. Testing will take place 2 days a week for the next 4weeks beginning on Monday, May 11th, 2020.
 

Health Department Announces Fifth Confirmed COVID-19 Death

St. Croix, US Virgin Islands (May 9, 2020) The U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Health is saddened to announce confirmation of the territory’s fifth confirmed COVID-19 death. The fifth and most recent death from COVID19 is a 72-year-old male from the island of St. Croix who died at the Juan F. Luis Hospital. He was the husband of the woman who was reported last week as the fourth death from this disease.
 

US VIRGIN ISLANDS— Governor Albert Bryan’s COVID-19 task force, led by Health Commissioner Justa Encarnacion, is working closely with Limetree Bay terminals to enforce protocols in place to ensure new contract workers and contract workers returning to St. Croix from the U.S. Mainland are adequately screened and monitored for COVID-19. The protocols set for returning contractors include a pre-approval for travel by Limetree and a requirement to provide the Department of Health with their on-island address and flight itinerary prior to arrival.
 

St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands (May 8, 2020)– Limetree Bay Terminals, LLC and Limetree Bay Refining, LLC (Limetree Bay) donated four thermal scanners last month to assist the V.I. Department of Health (DOH) in their efforts to temperature screen all incoming airport passengers to the Territory.
 

Governor Bryan Eases Some Restrictions During ‘Safer at Home” Phase on Path to New Normal

U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS — During his COVID-19 briefing Thursday, Governor Albert Bryan Jr. eased some restrictions during the “Safer at Home” phase on the path to a New Normal, saying that hotels can take reservations for residents and business travel and that dive shops, day sails and excursions can operate under the same conditions as other non-essential businesses already allowed to reopen.
 

DOE - Laptop, MiFi Distributions Planned May 4 & 5 for Eligible V.I. Public School Students

ST. THOMAS, USVI – On Monday, May 4 and Tuesday, May 5, the Virgin Islands Department of Education will distribute laptop computers and MiFi internet devices to students who have indicated a need for the electronics at home and who have earned below the required 70% passing average in the first semester and/or third marking period. Priority distribution is being given to these academically vulnerable students to ensure their ability to complete online assignments for the remainder of the school year.
 

Governor Bryan Updates Residents on COVID-19 May 4, 2020 Update

U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS — During his weekly briefing Monday Governor Albert Bryan Jr. outlined the “Safer-at-Home” phase of the territory’s COVID-19 path to a new normal. The governor’s Safer-at-Home order, which went into effect early Monday, May 4 allows for some non-essential businesses to resume operations as long as they adhere to the safety guideline issued by the CDC and our local Department of Health. No Mask, No Service
 

U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS — Governor Albert Bryan Jr. announced Wednesday he is implementing a “Safer At Home” order that will become effective on Monday, May 4. The Governor also said he is issuing an executive order that will detail the phased reopening of non-essential businesses and the guidelines to which they will be subject.
 

Department of Health staff presented the Herbert Grigg Home for the Aged yesterday with 136 individual COVID-19 protection packages for residents and staff in an effort to increase preparedness. The donated personal packages included facial masks, hand sanitizers, gloves, hand washing soap, and cleaning supplies. Donations to the facility included cleaning and disinfectant supplies such as Clorox.
 

Bureau of Motor Vehicles to Implement Phased Reopening COVID-19 Safety Protocols

U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS— In accordance with Governor Albert Bryan Jr. phased reopening of the territory, the Bureau of Motor Vehicles will be implementing phased reopening protocols from Monday, May 4, 2020. Director McIntosh and the staff of the Bureau of Motor Vehicles are implementing the following procedures to safeguard the community and the employees:

 
FEEDING INITIATIVE TO EXPAND MEAL DISTRIBUTIONS ON ST. CROIX
 

U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS — Governor Albert Bryan Jr. announced Wednesday he is implementing a “Safer At Home” order that will become effective on Monday, May 4. The Governor also said he is issuing an executive order that will detail the phased reopening of non-essential businesses and the guidelines to which they will be subject.
 

Health Department Announces Two Additional Confirmed COVID-19 Deaths

Posted: Friday, April 17, 2020 - 20:00

The U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Health is deeply saddened to announce confirmation of the territory’s second and third confirmed COVID- 19 deaths on St. Thomas and St. Croix respectively.
 

Posted: Friday, April 17, 2020 - 18:30

The Virgin Islands Department of Health (VIDOH) is committed to protecting the health and overall wellness of its communities. As of April 8, due to delays brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, the St.
 

Governor Bryan, Anderson Stewart Family Foundation Announce $1 Million Grant to Fight COVID-19

Posted: Monday, April 13, 2020 - 09:18
 

Posted: Thursday, April 9, 2020 - 12:50

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a new poster listing steps all workplaces can take to reduce the risk of exposure to coronavirus.
 

Posted: Tuesday, April 7, 2020 - 17:39
 

Posted: Monday, April 6, 2020 - 18:10

U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS—Governor Albert Bryan Jr. on Monday closed all the beaches in the Territory until April 20 in an attempt at curbing the COVID-19 virus and as a way to discourage some residents from ignoring the stay-at-home order and negating... more
 

Health Department Announces First Confirmed COVID-19 Death on St. Thomas

Posted: 4 hours 28 min ago

The U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Health is deeply saddened to announce confirmation of the territory’s first confirmed COVID-19 death and two new confirmed cases of COVID-19 disease on St. Thomas.
 

VING support with airport screening

Posted: Friday, April 3, 2020 - 16:58

  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.
 

President Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for the U.S. Virgin Islands

Posted: 6 hours 33 min ago

U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS—President Donald J. Trump on Tuesday, granted a Major Disaster Declaration for the Territory, triggering the release of federal funds to mitigate the health and economic devastation brought about by the COVID-19 outbreak.
 

Governor Bryan Extends State of Emergency to April 30; Stay-at-Home Order, Business Closures Remain in Effect

Posted: Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 09:22


Governor Bryan Extends State of Emergency to April 30; Stay-at-Home Order, Business Closures Remain in Effect

Posted: Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 09:22
 

DOH - Food Distribution in St. Croix District for March 27

Posted: Monday, March 30, 2020 - 10:55

ST. CROIX, USVI –The Virgin Islands Department of Education wishes to inform the public that distribution of breakfast and lunch in the“No V.I. Child Goes Hungry” initiative will take place at all sites in the St.Croix District
 

Governor Bryan Issues Proclamation Calling for “Virgin Islands Day of Prayer”

Posted: Monday, March 30, 2020 - 05:18

  U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS — Governor Albert Bryan Jr. has issued a proclamation calling for a “U.S. Virgin Islands Day of Prayer, Fasting and Reflection” on Monday, March 30, 2020.
 

WAPA Reiterates Commitment to Not Disconnect Delinquent Accounts During Covid-19 State of Emergency

Posted: Monday, March 30, 2020 - 05:14

  The governing board and executive director of the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority Saturday reaffirmed that the utility will not disconnect delinquent electrical and potable water service accounts for the duration of the COVID-19 state of... more
 

DLCA Encourages Social Distance Shopping

Posted: Monday, March 30, 2020 - 05:09

  The Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs (DLCA) Commissioner, Richard T. Evangelista reminds consumers to practice social distancing when shopping.
 

Health Department Announces Three Additional Confirmed COVID-19 Cases

Posted: Saturday, March 28, 2020 - 12:13

The U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Health has received confirmation of three new confirmed cases of COVID-19 disease. This brings the territory’s total confirmed cases to twenty-two—eleven on Croix, ten on St. Thomas, and one on St. John.
 

Health Department Announces Two Additional Confirmed COVID-19 Cases

Posted: Friday, March 27, 2020 - 15:23

St. Croix, US Virgin Islands (March 27, 2020)—The U.S.
 

VIPD Press Release - VIPD Urges Families to Find Ways to Resolve Conflicts in Wake of COVID-19 State of Emergency

Posted: Friday, March 27, 2020 - 09:58

  US Virgin Islands –The Virgin Islands Police Department has noticed an increase in the number of calls for service for domestic violence as Virgin Islanders stay at home, heeding Governor Albert Bryan’s orders to avoid the spread of COVID-19 in... more
 

Lieutenant Governor Roach Announces Payment of Coronavirus COVID-19 Tests by Medicare & Group Health Insurance Companies

Posted: Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 11:18

  Lieutenant Governor Tregenza A. Roach, Esq., who also serves as the Virgin Islands Commissioner of Insurance, announces that health insurance companies licensed to offer Group Health Insurance in the Territory, will pay the costs for Coronavirus... more
 

VIHFA - COVID 19 Update II - Housing Recovery Programs Remain Operational During COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 16:15

VIHFA HOUSING RECOVERY PROGRAMS REMAIN OPERATIONAL DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

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