The VI Department of Health has rescheduled the time of its press conference from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, August 16, 2023, to announce a significant step forward in the Territory’s patient evacuation capabilities in the event of a major disaster.

What: VI Department of Health (VIDOH) Press Conference


VI Health Commissioner Justa Encarnacion
VITEMA Director Daryl Jaschen
VIDOH Deputy Commissioner for Public Health Services, Renan Steele
VIDOH Patient Evacuation Lead, Jeanette Guzman
Representatives of the US Department of Health and Human Services

When: 4 p.m., Wednesday, August 16, 2023

The press conference will be streamed Live on and on Government Access Channel 27.

Media is invited to attend in person or to join virtually. Please RSVP to Director of Communications Christine Lett at by Tuesday, August 15.