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  • Izzy's Avatar
    10-21-2020, 05:41 AM
    A nasal source for the sample does not indicate whether a PCR or an antigen test was done - nasal samples are used for both. This is detailed in the "find out more" link to an FDA document on the website of the office that you visited.
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  • KevinS's Avatar
    10-20-2020, 10:51 PM
    Tropik-FM is usually a pretty good source. They often post the text of a Prefectual order or ARS document, as well as the PDF. For longer documents, such as this one, the text makes it easier to copy-and-paste into Google Translate, which often does a better job than Facebook's translation. Here is Google's translation, with a few minor edits for readability: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS on the decree of October 19 prescribing new measures necessary to deal with the covid-19 epidemic in Saint-Barthélemy and Saint-Martin Is it compulsory to wear a mask in Saint-Martin and Saint-Barthélemy? Yes, the wearing of a mask is compulsory for anyone from eleven years old in all the streets where there is a business, an educational and administrative establishment. It is also mandatory in...
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  • EddyG's Avatar
    10-20-2020, 10:23 PM
    The test is the nasal one. I took the anti-body one as an option just for me to see if I already had it and did not know it.
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  • luvtocook's Avatar
    10-20-2020, 10:07 PM
    Thank you sf.....it must not be not a popular option.
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  • GramChop's Avatar
    10-20-2020, 09:04 PM
    OMG...I just found this and shared on other social media platforms. Bravo! :up:
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  • KeithJake's Avatar
    10-20-2020, 08:48 PM
    FWIW. My passport renewal was accepted on 8/18/20. Today I received this info: The U.S. Department of State has received your application for your passport book on 08/18/2020. We're now reviewing your application and supporting documents. You requested routine service when you applied, which we are currently processing in 10-12 weeks.
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  • elgreaux's Avatar
    10-20-2020, 08:26 PM
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltjBT_TuUVA&feature=youtu.be
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  • cassidain's Avatar
    10-20-2020, 08:15 PM
    I'm anything but uncalm, mon ami. I really do look forward to a next trip down. in the meantime, flying to Rosemary Beach in the morning for a lovely break from a busy work schedule.
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  • JEK's Avatar
    10-20-2020, 07:48 PM
    JEK replied to a thread Wear a mask in St Barts Island Main Forum
    Cass, calm down and focus on your next trip to that isle when all these restrictions are unnecessary. Might be are year or so, but why all the angst for yourself and we rule followers?
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  • cassidain's Avatar
    10-20-2020, 07:33 PM
    oh dear, I hadn't realized you had been elevated to hall monitor.
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  • Jeanette's Avatar
    10-20-2020, 06:54 PM
    Hi Nancy. We had our final family dinner at Orega last July. My daughter loved those glasses so much that she purchased a set while sitting on the runway in SXM. They arrived from Amazon a day or so later and serve as an ongoing memory of the island.
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  • amyb's Avatar
    10-20-2020, 06:44 PM
    Oh yes. A unique island dining experience... fabulous service and excellent presentations of delicious food.
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  • andynap's Avatar
    10-20-2020, 06:44 PM
    It's in line with the new rules and I don't see anything untoward. It concludes with the lab info.
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  • GramChop's Avatar
    10-20-2020, 06:33 PM
    I had been to St Barth many, many times as part of a couple or a group prior to my first solo visit and paid no attention to how we got where...I just rode along blissfully ignorant. I was reading Le Weekly (en Francaise) at Choisy one morning, planning my route to "Corossol" on the map inside the issue. Obviously, I had to ask a patron for assistance as "Corossol" was no where to be found. Alas, the name on the map was "Soursop". I've never forgotten it.
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  • debd's Avatar
    10-20-2020, 06:32 PM
    That's interesting too see, for sure. Thanks for finding and sharing all of that, Kevin, and, Izzy, for the additional input.
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  • Snorkeler's Avatar
    10-20-2020, 06:30 PM
    One thing that surprised me is the apparently lax enforcement of the requirement for visitors to take a test on the 8th day. When I arrived at the airport, I asked about where to get my Covid test on the 8th day. The person I asked said, "Don't worry, you don't need another test." I said, "I think I do. We are staying more than 7 days." After some back-and-forth, he understood, and handed my a flyer about the testing center in Gustavia. He also asked me to write my name, my email address, and the location of where we are staying on a document provided for that purpose. But I got the impression that none of this information would have been collected if I hadn't insisted. Moreover, we never got an email on the 7th day, reminding us to get tested on Day 8. All this leads me to wonder,...
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  • JEK's Avatar
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  • Izzy's Avatar
    10-20-2020, 06:14 PM
    ARS should put you to work while you are busy pacing the cage... CDC also factors hospital bed and ventilator availability as secondary criteria into the alerts - i have no idea how they would weigh on-island (0 ventilators, i believe) vs. referral center (Guadeloupe and St -Martin) information.
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  • Jim A's Avatar
    10-20-2020, 06:03 PM
    That's an awesome summary Kevin. That could be it. If so maybe it drops back down with the next report or maybe they look at the trend of the last month or two and see that it's still pointing up
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  • JEK's Avatar
    10-20-2020, 06:00 PM
    Andy, I saw that but didn’t think the source was reliable enough to be posted.
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  • JEK's Avatar
    10-20-2020, 05:58 PM
    JEK replied to a thread Wear a mask in St Barts Island Main Forum
    Amen brother.
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  • JEK's Avatar
    10-20-2020, 05:57 PM
    So many translations of Corossol to that word soursop made it an easy choice for me!
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  • NancySC's Avatar
    10-20-2020, 05:53 PM
    The glasses on the table shown at Orega remind me of glass plates I have had for 50 years I bought on St Croix when I lived there, I think made by a company named Itaala or close to that spelling. So pretty, must put Orega on list for next visit since haven't gone before.
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  • KevinS's Avatar
    10-20-2020, 05:53 PM
    I would have gone with Mango, and I would have been wrong.
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  • KevinS's Avatar
    10-20-2020, 05:48 PM
    Responding to nobody in particular... Nobody posting here is going to change anyone else's mind about wearing or not wearing a mask. I have my opinion, and everyone else has theirs. Straddling the fence, LOL, I have one of the L'Avion masks mentioned in the original post in this thread, but I haven't had reason to wear it yet. (Admittedly, I have lots of masks, from lots of suppliers, and for lots of reasons.) Let's not go adversarial here. There are people who I respect who are on different sides of many issues, including the use of masks. If you feel that you must reply to this thread then please do so, but please be civil and kind. I dislike locking threads.
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  • andynap's Avatar
    10-20-2020, 05:40 PM
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  • Izzy's Avatar
    10-20-2020, 05:37 PM
    The linked site states that that PCR is provided but describes the $130 test as: MOST ACCURATE FOR COVID ANTIGEN DETECTION / DIAGNOSIS So consider verifying that the test is the PCR that St Barth requires and, if so, that the reported result clearly states this. Antigen vs. molecular tests (such as PCR) are discussed in a link on the Miami physician's website (as well as previously on the forum). In brief, antigen tests detect protein and molecular tests detect genetic material (a virus is genetic material wrapped in a coat of proteins). Molecular tests are better at detecting virus than the available antigen tests.
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  • GramChop's Avatar
    10-20-2020, 05:36 PM
    I know what you meant, Amy. :blush-smile:
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  • JEK's Avatar
    10-20-2020, 05:31 PM
    My team is staying in Virginia
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  • amyb's Avatar
    10-20-2020, 05:30 PM
    Looking forward to seeing you and the team!
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