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AARP and AARP-VI Urge Congress to Address Needs of Older Americans, Nursing Home Residents

AARP leaders nationwide will meet remotely with Senate, House offices, as COVID-19 deaths in nursing homes reach nearly 100,000.

Department of Health Recognizes World AIDS Day on December 1

The Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) observes Dec. 1 of each year as World AIDS Day, a day to expand and strengthen worldwide efforts to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS.

Department of Tourism Recognizes Sacrifices Made by Health Care Workers

“Let’s Give Thanks!” is a statement that recognizes and rewards local and stateside health care workers who are making a difference in the battle against COVID-19.

UHC Wellness Program Offers Free Produce Bags to Government Retirees

Bags of fresh produce will be distributed on a first-come, first serve basis, while supplies last. St. Croix GVI Government of the Virgin Islands) retirees covered by United Healthcare.

Governor Facilitates Health Plan for Small Business Owners, Employees

Governor Albert Bryan Jr. is creating a new path for hardworking residents to access health care coverage by promoting choice and competition in the USVI, and by strengthening negotiating power with providers from larger risk pools.

Division of Personnel Clarifies Mail Mistakenly Sent to GVI Retirees by AARP

The coupon book and premium letter do not apply to retirees over the age of 65 and covered under the Virgin Islands’ Health Insurance program.

Coral Reef Academy Builds Sensory Room for Children

Time in the Sensory Lagoon helps children improve their visual, auditory and tactile processing, as well as fine and gross motor skills.

Department of Health Clarifies That Team Sports Are Not Allowed

An announcement made by the Virgin Islands Soccer Association that the season will begin resulted from a misunderstanding that led it to plan the season thinking that permission had been granted.

Governor Extends Deadline for Survey Assessing Readiness for Telehealth

In October, the Office of the Governor distributed the survey to determine how ready local doctors and healthcare providers are to use technology to extend their reach beyond traditional clinical settings.

CDC Releases New Definitions and Protocols for Combating Coronavirus

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have expanded the definition of “close contact” *to include being within six feet of an infected person for short periods (one minute or less) that add up to 15 minutes over 24-hours

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