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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists

As a result of the continued consequences of Hurricane Maria on the Territory of the U.S. Virgin Islands, on this date and after consultation with public health officials as necessary, I, Alex M. Azar II, Secretary of Health and Human Services, pursuant to the authority vested in me under section 319 of the Public Health Service Act, do hereby renew, effective June September 11, 2018, in the Territory of the U.S. Virgin Islands, the September 19, 2017, determination by former Secretary Thomas E. Price, which former Acting Secretary Eric D. Hargan previously renewed effective December 15, 2017, and I previously‚Äč renewed effective March 15, 2018,  and June 13, 2018, that a public health emergency exists and has existed since September 16, 2017, in the Territory of the U.S. Virgin Islands.


Alex M. Azar II

  • This page last reviewed: September 11, 2018