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Virgin Islands COVID-19 News and Information

Below are the latest articles, information, and resources collected or provided by AARP Virgin Islands. For questions or concerns, contact the office at vi@aarp.org

Latest COVID-19 News and Information
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Español | In the face of the coronavirus pandemic, AARP in The Virgin Islands is providing information and resources to help older Virgin Islanders and those caring for them protect themselves from the virus and help prevent it from spreading to others.
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We may be isolated, but we don’t have to be alone. AARP Community Connections is a new website that offers steps to find help – or give it – during the coronavirus pandemic. At a time when people are self-isolating, the website connects you to support in your community. It also enables you to join or organize your own online mutual aid group to stay connected, share ideas and help your family, neighbors and those most affected by COVID-19.
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This live Q&A event will address how to navigate unemployment, furloughs and manage your career during this uncertain economic time. Get expert advice that can help you understand your benefits, rights and what to expect as physical distancing measures are relaxed and people return to work.
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En Español | AARP in The Virgin Islands worked to ensure passage of Bill No. 33-0296. The Bill expands voting by Absentee Ballot as a result of COVID-19. The Bill was passed by the Legislature of The Virgin Islands and was signed into law by Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. on May 11th, 2020. This Bill is now Act No. 8294.
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English | El día de hoy, 12 de mayo de 2020, AARP escribió una carta a Andrew Saul, Comisionado de la Administración de Seguridad Social, instándole a ayudar a los residentes de las Islas Vírgenes y Puerto Rico a recibir su pago de estímulo de forma rápida y automática. AARP ha estado recibiendo llamadas de beneficiarios del Seguro Social de las Islas Vírgenes preocupadas por recibir su dinero de estímulo sin tener que presentar un formulario 1040 según las instrucciones de la Oficina de Impuestos Internos de las Islas Vírgenes.
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En Español | Earlier today, May 12, 2020, AARP penned a letter to Andrew Saul, Commissioner of the Social Security Administration, urging him to assist residents of the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico to receive their stimulus payment quickly and automatically. AARP has been fielding calls from Virgin Islands Social Security beneficiaries concerned about receiving their stimulus monies without having to file a 1040 as instructed by the Virgin Islands Bureau of Internal Revenue.
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1 p.m. ET — Veterans and 7 p.m. ET — Stay at Home with Experts Ty Pennington, Carla Hall & Matt Paxton
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Español AARP is providing information and resources about COVID-19 to help older Virgin Islanders, and their families protect themselves from the virus and prevent it from spreading to others.
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AARP will host a live Coronavirus Information Tele-Town Hall every Thursday at 12 p.m. (CST). Experts at this week’s live Q&A event will address your questions related to protecting yourself and loved ones from the virus, staying healthy and reducing social isolation.

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