DHS Delays Reopening of Head Start to May 5 to Accommodate Student and Staff Testing for Covid-19
The V.I. Department of Human Services has announced that Head Start offices and centers will remain closed until Thursday in an effort to protect students and staff.
This delay in resumption of services will allow Head Start participants territory-wide to access free Covid-19 testing being provided by the V.I. Department of Health, according to a release from D.H.S. The health department has scheduled Covid-19 testing for Head Start participants on Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., details of which can be found here.
Test results for Head Start students should be received the same day of testing, D.O.H. has stated. If results are not received, inquiries may be emailed to [email protected].
Parents should pre-register their children for the Covid-19 test at the following links:
St. Croix: https://vitests-stx.usvi.care/schooltesting
St. Thomas: https://vitests-stt.usvi.care/schooltesting
St. John: https://vitests-stj.usvi.care/schooltesting
Parents may also pre-register through the D.O.H. website at www.doh.vi.gov by choosing “Sign Up for a School Testing”.
Testing sites on Wednesday, May 4, 2022 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. are:
• D.C. Canegata Ballpark
• St. Croix Educational Complex Parking Lot
• Old Cinema One Parking Lot
• Joseph E. Gomez School Field St.
• VIPA Gravel Lot
“We apologize for any inconvenience that this delay in resumption of services may cause. Our number one priority continues to be the safety of our staff and students,” stated D.H.S. Commissioner Kimberley Causey-Gomez.
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