Ministry of Health & Social Development
Release Date:
Wednesday, 6 January 2021 - 4:42pm

The Ministry of Health and Social Development is advising persons who attended or came into contact with persons who attended Old Year’s and New Year’s festivities to monitor themselves for approximately 14 days for symptoms of corona virus.

Symptoms to be on the alert for include but are not limited to:

1)    Headaches

2)    Fever

3)    Dry cough

4)    Shortness of breath

5)    Nasal congestion or stuffiness

6)    Runny nose

7)    Sore throat

8)    Chills/ Night sweats

9)    Diarrhea

10) Muscle aches

11) Joint pain

12) Loss of taste and/or smell

13) Abdominal pain

14) Lack of appetite

If you have developed any of the those symptoms, please contact the Public Health Unit at 468-2274 or covid19.virginislands@gmail.com or the Covid-19 hotline at 852-7650 for free testing if necessary.


Natasha Lettsome

Public Health Communications Specialist
Ministry of Health/Social Development
Telephone: 468-2286