Legislature Takes Precautions Against COVID-19 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Published: Mar 16, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

No. 33-20-002
March 14, 2020

Senate President Novelle E. Francis, Jr., has implemented precautionary measures for the Virgin Islands Legislature to help minimize exposure to COVID-19, or coronavirus. Francis finds these measures are necessary after learning that several persons either affiliated with the Legislature or who have recently visited the Legislature have been identified as persons of interest.

Francis has postponed all committee meetings, including a scheduled legislative session, planned for the week of March 16-20. The Legislature will also be closed to all visitors, as an added precaution to minimize exposure. In addition, the Legislature will be closed on Monday, March 16, 2020, to allow for a protocol for COVID-19 to be finalized and implemented.

Francis said it is in the best interests of the Legislature to take all necessary precautions. “The developing circumstances of COVID-19 demand that the Legislature take all appropriate actions to prevent the spread of the virus. We remain hopeful that these measures, in collaboration with ongoing public health efforts, will minimize the risks to our community.”

Francis encourages anyone who is concerned that they may have been exposed to coronavirus to contact the Department of Health’s hotline at (340) 712-6299 or 776-1519.

# # #

For More Information Contact:
Shawna K. Richards, Chief of Staff
Ph: (340) 712.2324
srichards@legvi.org

 

Find More

May 2023
MTWTFSS
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031 

Related Content

THE AFRICAN LIBERATION DAY CELEBRATION

ST. THOMAS - Members of the 35th Legislature, led by Senate President Novelle E. Francis, Jr., hosted the African Liberation Day Celebration Ceremony at the Capitol Building. The event was held in recognition of Act 5473, which proclaims the third week of May as...

read more

St. Thomas

St. John

St. Croix