New COVID-19 Variants Emerge - Public Urged To Remain Vigilant

Wednesday, 13 July 2022 - 1:52pm

Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr. Ronald Georges is reminding the public to remain vigilant as new COVID-19 variants continue to emerge.

Ministry Of Health Increasing Monkeypox Surveillance

Friday, 8 July 2022 - 1:50pm

The Ministry of Health and Social Development is increasing its surveillance in response to the detection of Monkeypox cases in the Region and the high risk of disease introduction due to increased travel, in conjunction with the Territory’s return to pre-pandemic protocols.

Premier Wheatley Attending 43rd CARICOM Meeting In Suriname

Sunday, 3 July 2022 - 1:34pm

Premier and Minister of Finance Dr. the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley is away from the Territory attending the 43rd Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) in Suriname from July 3 to 5. 

Mask Policy Extended For Public Offices

Tuesday, 21 June 2022 - 4:27pm

Deputy Governor, Mr. David D. Archer Jr, has stated that there is an extension of the previous ‘Public Health Measures In The Current Context Of COVID-19’ policy, specifically related to wearing masks in certain Government offices with high public interaction.

Updated - Government Relaxes COVID-19 Protocols In The VI

Tuesday, 14 June 2022 - 3:09pm

Minister for Health and Social Development Honourable Marlon Penn has announced that protocols are being relaxed including legal mask mandates commencing June 15.

Statement By Minister For Health On Adjusting Public Health Measures In The Current Context Of COVID-19

Monday, 13 June 2022 - 5:49pm

On Wednesday the 8th of June 2022, Cabinet was briefed by the Health Emergency Operations Centre on the current COVID-19 situation in the Virgin Islands. We were very encouraged by the continuing trend towards milder COVID-19 infections, fewer cases of severe disease, and reduced hospital admissions.

HOA Statement: Minister for Health and Social Development - Outbreak Of Monkey pox Cases In Non-Endemic Countries

Thursday, 26 May 2022 - 4:46pm

Madam Speaker, officials in the Ministry of Health have been monitoring developments related to the unusual detection of monkeypox cases in countries where the virus does not normally spread, particularly given our dependence on international travel and tourism.

Jif Peanut Butter Recall- Potential Contamination

Tuesday, 24 May 2022 - 4:52pm

The Environmental Health Division is informing the public that the J.M. Smucker Company has voluntarily recalled several Jif peanut butter products because of potential salmonella contamination.

Statement By Minister For Health And Social Development On Arrival Of Pediatric Doses Of Pfizer Vaccine

Friday, 13 May 2022 - 9:53pm

Greetings to the residents and visitors of these beautiful Virgin Islands.  I am Marlon Penn, Minister of Health and Social Development and I am pleased to lend my voice to this critical topic of vaccination and COVID-19 in this new capacity.

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