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Wednesday, Jun 23, 2021

Person who attended funeral in SCB tests positive for COVID-19

Person who attended funeral in SCB tests positive for COVID-19

The Ministry of Health is notifying the public that a person who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the Virgin Islands attended a funeral held on Saturday, March 27, 2021 at the Sea Cows Bay Methodist Church.

“All persons who attended the funeral should isolate for 10 days and contact the Public Health Unit from Monday, 29th March, between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm to schedule your test. There is no payment associated with testing,” a press release from Government today, March 28, 2021, stated.

According to the press release, persons who had their COVID-19 vaccine 4 weeks ago, “will not be required to quarantine.”

Such persons are required to give this information to the Public Health Officer, who will verify.

Vaccination ‘strongly’ recommended

The Ministry of Health said it is “strongly” recommending that unvaccinated persons get their vaccine as soon as possible to prevent contracting COVID-19 or seriously ill from COVID-19 if exposed to an infected person.

“Please note that vaccination after recent exposure to the virus will not prevent disease from occurring but future COVID-19 infections.”

The public has also been asked to continue wearing masks, practice physical distancing (6ft) and good hand hygiene to reduce chances of being exposed to the virus or spreading it to others.


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