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VING support with airport screening


ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands – Members of the Virgin Islands National Guard met at the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport to discuss screening protocols for incoming passengers, April 1, 2020.

The screening protocols will provide additional measures to prevent further exposure and infections amongst the population. These Department of Health protocols consist of screening criteria established to identify passengers who could possibly be infected with the Coronavirus.

“Due to the unknown status of the passengers, directly after offloading the aircraft, each passenger will fill out a checklist immediately,” stated Col. Ivan Udell, director of operations.

After being evaluated using the screening checklist by an appropriate representative, the passenger will be instructed to contact the Department of Health Epidemiology COVID-19 Call Center if they present signs for concern. Those not exhibiting any symptoms will be instructed to depart the airport and follow the stay at home directives and monitor themselves for the next 14 days as the COVID-19 Health Alert indicates.

Brig. Gen. (VI) Kodjo S. Knox-Limbacker, the adjutant general, along with key personnel, war-gamed the strategy with other agencies to man, resource, properly configure, and …

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