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Governor Bryan Lifts Mask Mandate For Indoor Spaces

Governor Bryan Lifts Mask Mandate For Indoor Spaces 1

Good Morning, Good Morning!  And it is an absolutely beautiful morning here on St. John!  Two weeks ago, the USVI Mask Mandate requiring masks in outdoor spaces was lifted.  And, as of Governor Bryan’s weekly press briefing on Monday, we are pretty much mask free on St. John 🙂  There are a few exceptions to this restriction, or lack thereof.  But, we are makin’ big moves back into the realm of normalcy here in the US Virgin Islands!

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New Travel Protocol Clarifications

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Good Morning, Good Morning!  A TON of you have been writing in with upcoming travel on the horizon with questions in regards to the new vaccination protocols for travel.  And I apologize for the lack of response but I really didn’t know the answers until yesterday morning when the USVI Travel Portal updated to reflect the new changes.

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COVID-19 Update: Governor Bryan Relaxes Masking and Travel Protocols

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Two years.  Two freaking years.  The first weekend of March in 2020, we were dancing in the sand at Maho Crossroads and on the mountain at The Windmill Bar during VI Jam Fest.  We were hugging our friends and seeing their smiling faces.  We were hearing snippets of an illness spreading through the states, specifically in New York.  We had no idea what was coming next.

A few weeks later, we learned about wearing a mask, taking stabs to the nose in order to travel, staying six feet away from the people we love.  The social butterflies within us were diminished like moths getting too close to the flame.  We lost loved ones, we stayed at home, we kept face masks in our wallets, our purses, our cars.  We wondered when it would end.

Well, the pandemic surely isn’t completely over.  But, this week, the US Virgin Islands are taking giant steps in the direction of normalcy once again.

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COVID UPDATE: Travel Restrictions Eased as of February 2, 2022

COVID UPDATE: Travel Restrictions Eased as of February 2, 2022 4

Hello Hello!  If you are traveling into the territory soon, I have some good news for you!  You know that pesky 72 hour window for COVID testing?  Well, as of today, February 2, 2022, we can say goodbye to that stressful process as the territory eases back to the five day window for testing as you prepare for travel to Love City 🙂

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Important Testing Clarification: PCR AND RAPID Tests are Both OK!

Important Testing Clarification: PCR AND RAPID Tests are Both OK! 5

Happy Weekend to you all!  I normally try to take the weekends off…from at least this job 🙂  But, I saw a ton of comments on the post from Thursday that are basically just false.  And, for those of your with upcoming trips on the horizon,  I wanted to give you a quick update about the type of test necessary to get into the territory.

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COVID on St. John- Last Minute Cancellations and Restaurant Closures

COVID on St. John- Last Minute Cancellations and Restaurant Closures 6

Good Morning, Good Morning! Due to the recent (January 3) changes in protocols, I have written a lot about the testing requirements to get into the territory recently. And many of you have scrambled and made those quick turnaround tests happen! But, what I haven’t mentioned is the effects of this current surge in the territory, on St. John specifically. And there is some definite news you can use here, especially if you are currently on island or planning a last minute trip!

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COVID-19 Update- Important Changes to Travel Testing

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Good Morning, Good Morning!  Yesterday afternoon, Governor Bryan made some announcements about some restrictions for bars & restaurants and COVID-19 travel testing changes that you need to be aware of if you are traveling into the territory over the next 30 days.  We ALL have COVID fatigue. I totally get it.  But, in the past week the territory has gone from a 1.6% positivity rate to 11.6%.  And, although Omicron is seemingly not as hazardous as the previous strains we have dealt with (hospitalizations in the territory remain low!), it is still spreading like wildfire and the USVI, as of yesterday’s announcement, is at the highest number of positive cases since the beginning of the pandemic.

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COVID Testing For Travel- CDC Updates

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Good Morning!  I have seen a ton of posts and received multiple messages in regards to the CDC’s changes in in0ternational travel protocols as they pertain to COVID-19 and the arrival of yet another new strain of the virus.  To ease your mind quickly, the USVI is NOT an international travel destination.  Which means the new rules do not pertain to travel between the USVI and the United States.  So, take a deep breath 🙂  However, it DOES apply to travel from the British Virgin Islands to the US or USVI…

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COVID Update: Governor Bryan Eases Restrictions on Restaurants, Bars and Gatherings

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Good Morning All!  Governor Bryan addressed the territory Tuesday afternoon from the Cannabis Summit in Denver, Colorado.  He is currently visiting the Rocky Mountain State in exploration of the safest and most lucrative ways to transition the USVI into the legalization of recreational marijuana.

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Governor Albert Bryan Jr. along with members of his executive staff supports the 34th Legislature at the V.I. Legislative Cannabis Summit in Denver, Colorado.- Government House VI- Twitter

But, that is another story for another time.  The GREAT news we that received from the Governor yesterday via Facebook Livestream was the announcement of the further loosening of restrictions for bars, restaurants, gatherings and events in the territory.  AND…Dancing is once again allowed!

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