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Old 03-14-2020, 04:09 AM
 
Location: At the corner of happy and free
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USVI Dept of Health issued a report yesterday that the first case of Coronavirus in the territory has been confirmed. The report states that the case is a resident with recent international travel to one of the five areas with widespread transmission of the virus.

Frustratingly, the report does not say on which island this resident lives.

I knew we couldn't escape it forever, but I'm certainly hoping it doesn't become huge. We certainly don't have the healthcare facilities here on St Croix to handle it.

Ideally all travel into the islands would have been banned while we were still corona-free. In an area so heavily dependent on tourism, I understand the huge financial impact, but if 70% of the island is sick, who's going to take care of tourists anyway? Once this thing starts spreading, it's too late.
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Old 03-26-2020, 12:03 AM
 
Location: Northeastern United States
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USVI Dept of Health issued a report yesterday that the first case of Coronavirus in the territory has been confirmed. The report states that the case is a resident with recent international travel to one of the five areas with widespread transmission of the virus.

Frustratingly, the report does not say on which island this resident lives.

I knew we couldn't escape it forever, but I'm certainly hoping it doesn't become huge. We certainly don't have the healthcare facilities here on St Croix to handle it.

Ideally all travel into the islands would have been banned while we were still corona-free. In an area so heavily dependent on tourism, I understand the huge financial impact, but if 70% of the island is sick, who's going to take care of tourists anyway? Once this thing starts spreading, it's too late.

The CDC is supposed to screen all travelers to Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands at Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport in San Juan, PR. However, there have been reports of people entering without screening. Ask the CDC.
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Old 03-28-2020, 06:31 PM
 
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Now there are over 20 cases on St. Thomas and St. Croix. So far there are none on St. John.
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Old 03-30-2020, 07:37 AM
 
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Now there are over 20 cases on St. Thomas and St. Croix. So far there are none on St. John.
Changing every day of course. As of last evening, 30, including 2 on St John.

I left my house only once in the last 3 weeks (grocery store), and now I'm not going anywhere other than walking outside. My husband is still going to work, so he is also doing the grocery shopping. Every can and package gets wiped down before putting it away. I'm getting pretty bored but I can handle bored. Just trying to stay healthy.
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Old 04-01-2020, 03:51 AM
 
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Changing every day of course. As of last evening, 30, including 2 on St John.

I left my house only once in the last 3 weeks (grocery store), and now I'm not going anywhere other than walking outside. My husband is still going to work, so he is also doing the grocery shopping. Every can and package gets wiped down before putting it away. I'm getting pretty bored but I can handle bored. Just trying to stay healthy.
Yes. I was hoping that the VI would be spared but suppose that was wishful thinking. You’re doing your part so that’s the best you can do. Stay safe.
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