HEALTH & WELLNESS
A public-private partnership aimed at both the prevention and treatment of diabetes has been finalized with the launch of services – including outreach vans, education initiatives, and nutritional help – anticipated for the first quarter of 2022, according to Ganesh Prasad, founder of the V.I. Diabetes Center.
With information on the new omicron variant – including severity, transmissibility, and unique characteristics – still evolving, Gov. Albert Bryan, Jr. said Monday that the government will be keeping in place its existing COVID-19 restrictions for now, out of an "abundance of caution."
After further investigating the cause of death and ensuring notification of next of kin, the Virgin Islands Department of Health is saddened to confirm the territory’s eighty-sixth death related to COVID-19. The deceased is a 61-year-old female on St. Croix.
The VA Caribbean Healthcare System in collaboration with the V.I. Office of Veterans Affairs will be conducting vaccination clinics for veterans in the Virgin Islands.
Taking on a seasonal tone, Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. focused on the territory's overall health and wellbeing during Monday's Government House weekly press briefing, spotlighting mental health and diabetes awareness aside from the Department of Health's push for herd immunity achieved through COVID-19 vaccinations.
The Caribbean Volunteer Services, Inc., a nonprofit organization that provides hope and support resources to those considering suicide and those affected by suicide, celebrated International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day virtually on Saturday.
St. Croix, US Virgin Islands — After further investigating the cause of death and ensuring notification of next of kin, the Virgin Islands Department of Health is saddened to confirm the territory’s eighty-fifth death related to COVID-19. The deceased is a 96-year-old male on St. Croix. The Department continues to work to slow the spread of COVID-19. Please continue to follow these precautionary measures: practice social distancing, wear a mask when in the company of others outside of those in your household, clean frequently used areas thoroughly, and wash your hands often with soap and warm water. Getting the COVID-19 vaccine can prevent severe illness and death. To schedule an appointment, please call (340) 777-8227 or visit covid19usvi.com/vaccines. Walk-ins are also accepted at our Community Vaccination Centers. St. Croix’s Community Vaccination Center is located at the Nissan Center on St. Croix, which is in La Grande Princesse, adjacent to the Honda Dealership and The Paint Shop, on the same side of the street as Food Town.
DHS Medicaid Division Launches Digital Security Environmental Scan to Promote Health Information Exchange
A ‘Creating Connections’ event will focus on the environmental scan process as a foundational USVI Health Information Technology initiative.