The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force continues to do its part to aid in the territory’s return to a place of relative safety after close to four dozen of its officers had been on self-isolation.
Commissioner of Police Mark Collins says he is happy to note that of 45 officers on self-isolation since the recent outbreak, 26 have tested negative and have returned to work.
With the curfew passes now in place, he says the Force can now adequately ensure that persons are abiding by the Curfew Order in force since July 6th.
“We are returning to the complement we had prior to this recent COVID
outbreak so we are able to play a full part in restoring the territory to relative safety. We are prayerfully monitoring the condition of the nine that tested positive and the additional ten on isolation for COVID
in hopes that they make a speedy recovery.”
Commissioner Collins noted that while the community is largely abiding by the curfew, there are still a small number of individuals who are resistant.
To those who choose for violating the orders he says, “If you are on the roadways after 7 pm without a new July 2021 police-issued pass, you will be arrested for violation of the Curfew Order. Those who possess the new passes must have them in hand along with identification.”
Officers are also ensuring that persons do not contravene any the other COVID
suppression measures as laid out in Public Health Order, 2021 and the COVID
Control and Suppression Regulations that establish prescribe social distancing requirements.
The Public Health Order requires persons to continually wear face masks when in public establishments and on public transportation.