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Bryan: ‘Stay at Home’ Order in Effect, $20 Million in Tax Refunds Issued

During Monday's session, Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. announced that the government will issue $20 million in outstanding tax refunds this week, covering the remainder of fiscal year 2017 and the beginning of 2018.

Education Offering Two Options for September Reopening

After receiving feedback from the public and union representatives, Education officials Thursday unveiled two reopening options for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year, a hybrid option that rotates between two cohorts, and a "learn from home" option for families not yet ready for in-person classes.

Public School Opening Delayed to ‘At Least’ Sept. 8

Because of the recent surge of COVID-19 cases and in “abundance of caution,” Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. said Monday the opening of public schools has been pushed back from Aug. 10 to “at least” Sept. 8.
Ball fields around the territory remain closed while officials work out how to make them safe. (Source photo by Kyle Murphy)

Coaches Adjust Their Approaches as Opening of Ball Fields is Delayed

Without clear guidelines in place, the Department of Sports, Park and Recreation will indefinitely push back the opening of baseball fields for practice.

FirstBank Resumes Regular Business Hours at STT and STX Branches

FirstBank announced today the re-opening of the East End Plaza branch in St. Thomas as well as the resuming of regular business hours in St. Thomas & St. Croix branches, effective Monday, June 8, 2020.
Gov. Albert Bryan, Jr. urges residents to be ‘diligent’ as visitors begin to come in.

Bryan: Be ‘Diligent and Vigilant’ as Visitors Start Arriving

While thermal sensors are being installed at the territory’s airports and seaports, they won’t be able to detect visitors coming in with COVID-19 who are asymptomatic or don’t know they’ve been affected, Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. said.

Testing Reveals Community Spread Eliminated, Officials Say Territory Ready to ‘Open Doors’

With 500 negative COVID-19 tests returned over the past few weeks, the territory’s public health experts believe the potential for community spread has been eliminated and that doors are ready to open to visitors on June 1.
Witnesses testify virtually at Wednesday's Senate committee hearing.

V.I. Prepares Protocols for Territory’s June 1 Relaunch of Tourism

The USVI will begin welcoming visitors back to its seaports, airports and hotels beginning June 1, and the V.I. Department of Health has issued a series of protocols and guidelines to inhibit the spread of COVID-19.
The indoor dining is closed at Blue Water Terrace, and all the other restaurants in the territory, but many are ready to serve you take out food during the novel coronavirus pandemic. (Photo from Blue Water Terrace website)

Restaurants Reopen for Dine-In Tuesday

A soft opening of restaurants and bars to dine-in guests on Tuesday, May 26, will give business owners a dry run and a chance to prepare before visitors begin returning on June 1, according to Gov. Albert Bryan Jr.

80 Days After Initial Response, Territory Looks to Phase Reopening

Maintaining the same cautious tone he has had in press conferences over the past two months, Gov. Albert Bryan, Jr. spoke Friday about the need to remain vigilant as the territory looks to plan a phased reopening now that local COVID-19 numbers appear stable.





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