To assist the greater Virgin Island community combat the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), Southland Gaming of the Virgin Islands donated seventy non-contact infrared thermometers to both public and private entities in the United States and British Virgin Islands, the company revealed in a recent release.
“Due to the close geographical proximity and strong community ties between the US and British Virgin Islands we thought it was imperative to donate to both territories," said Shaine Gaspard, CEO of Southland Gaming. "Gaspard continued, Covid 19 is highly contagious and we are truly a community in this region only separated by a few miles of water. It only makes sense to share these highly sought after devices with our neighbors”.
According to the release, the non-contact thermometers are a useful tool to aid in the screening process to detect if a person has a fever before entering the workplace or other public spaces. A fever is one of the more common but not sole symptom of COVID-19.
Southland Gaming’s donations were distributed in the USVI to the Office of the Governor, the Virgin Islands Police Department, Schneider Regional Medical Center on St. Thomas, the Orlando Smith Hospital in the British Virgin Islands, the Juan Luis Hospital on St. Croix, the Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency and the Virgin Islands Health Department.
The final delivery of thermometers was distributed to the Juan Luis Hospital on St. Croix on Friday, June 05, 2020