Are Some Villas Accepting Tourists?

I notice a deterioration of positive, precautionary behaviors in the last five days. We were doing well for a few weeks.

I’ve the impression that some villas are accepting tourists. This is downright stupid. We have only to look at the BVI to see how effectively Covid-19 can be blocked.

Governor Bryan is using a light touch on the Covid issue. No one likes to be told what to do like a child. He shouldn’t have to. We all know what to do: Regard every person outside our household as infectious. Wear a mask in public if you are anywhere near other people. Don’t congregate. Don’t touch your face until you’re back at home and have sanitized.

Remember at all times that approximately half the people who are infected have no symptoms, yet they are shedding the virus into the environment. Don’t get it, don’t give it…the precautionary steps are the same.

This is not a hardship. It is just what needs to be done to stay safe. We rise to the challenge.

Craig W. Barshinger, St. John

Editor’s note: Craig W. Barshinger is a former senator-at-large of the U.S. Virgin Islands Legislature.

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