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Love City Takes a Shot! (In the Arm)

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The winds have shifted here in the USVI. Today we no longer focus on the number of positive COVID-19 test results, although those numbers are very, very low!  In the Governor’s press conference yesterday, he marked the coming one year anniversary of a year of response and hardships for our community and small business owners.

This one year anniversary reveals a new chapter and new goal of working as a community towards herd immunity.  As of yesterday, 12,000 Virgin Islanders had been vaccinated, and the Governor has set a community goal of 50,000, or half of the population of the territory, to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in the coming months.

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So today, we focus on growing the number instead of decreasing it.  Say what you will about the administration and their accelerated efforts towards the COVID-19 pandemic.  St. John is currently busier than I have seen in recent years.  And active cases are below 100.  Something is working.

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This is not a plug for vaccinations…I believe that we have all been on our own very individual paths through all of this pandemic.  And each person’s stance on vaccinations do not delineate from that belief.  Here, I’ll tell a story of a milestone for a local clinic, a story of a community working together and my own personal experience in receiving the COVID-19 Moderna vaccine.  Because during my experience, I was once again reminded of how truly fortunate I feel to live in this community and how grateful I am for the hardworking people who make the wheels turn behind the scenery and the beautiful backdrops!

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COVID Testing for Travel – What You Need to Know.

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Good Morning Everyone and a happy Wednesday to you!  Despite having written about all of this information in posts along the way, I am seeing a TON of questions, both here and on my general Facebook feed in regards to the BVI seaports, COVID testing for entry and the new CDC International guidelines.  The Governor will not be addressing us again until the 25th, so, in lieu of a regular weekly COVID update, I wanted to outline these three recent topics of pertinent information for you to have all in one little package 🙂

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USVI COVID-19 -Update & Info on Testing for Travel

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Last week, the Governor’s COVID- 19 Press Conference was cancelled on Monday and delayed to Thursday due to a fiber optic cable being damaged on St. Croix.  Therefore making it impossible for the live stream.  Since there will be no press conference today, I wanted to take a moment to update you on some travel information from last week’s update.  He notified us that we would not see him again for an update until the State of the Virgin Islands on January 25, 2021.

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BVI Delays Opening Seaports & USVI Adds a Layer to Airport Testing

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Good Morning all.  It’s been a bit since I last updated you on our sister islands and I wanted to take a moment to do just that.  I know many of you have sent ongoing questions in regards to the changing times of COVID in the Virgin Islands.  So, I’ll also give you a brief update on what Governor Bryan is doing in the USVI as well.

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Changes to COVID-19 Testing Requirements and Boat Charter Mask Mandates

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I’m sure you’ve all been actively watching the COVID-19 statistics on St. John and wondering what it means for your travel plans.  Governor Albert Bryan Jr. shared some insight today at the weekly press conference that will hopefully answer some of your questions!

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COVID Testing for Travel 101

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Hi all! I hope this beautiful Tuesday finds you well! I know there has been a lot of COVID related info on the site lately, but we have recently received a ton of messages in regards to testing. So, I hope to get all of the information to you here so we can get back to some more fun things tomorrow 🙂

Testing is not ONLY required for arrival anymore. The State of New York is now requiring it for incoming flights and we may see more of that with stateside airports as the number of cases continues to rise. So, in getting out ahead of that…Here’s everything you need to know about COVID testing. For both arriving AND departing guests.

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Covid-19 Restrictions Ease in the USVI; Virus Vaccination Update

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It has been nine months since the US Virgin Islands first took an active role in our response to the world-wide Covid-19 pandemic.  After temporarily halting many of our services and shutting down the island for incoming guests in an effort to mitigate the spread of the virus and to keep our residents and guests safe, the USVI Government and Covid-19 Task Force implemented a gradual, multi-phased approach for our re-opening in a safe and practical way.

At today’s weekly press conference, Richard Motta Jr., the Governor’s Director of Communications reminded us that effective today, we take another step forward in our re-opening process – and bars (the establishment itself, to be distinguished from the counters at the bars) and nightclubs are allowed to re-open today subject to a few restrictions:

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