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