Governor Albert Bryan announced that the Stay at Home order will be downgraded to Safer at Home starting Tuesday, September 8, 2020. Additionally, the hotel check-in system will be reopened for guests on Friday, September 18, 2020.
The guidelines under the Safer at Home phase include:
- Non-essential businesses open, bars remain closed, hotel reservations system closed;
- Indoor/Outdoor recreation facilities open, no food or drink;
- No gathering greater than 50, facial coverings and social distancing required;
- Nursing homes closed to visitation;
- Beaches closed at 4:00 pm on weekends and holidays.
The Governor also announced that starting on September 8, 2020, restaurants may once again resume dine-in services, with the following restrictions:
- No serving of alcohol at the bar counters;
- No seating of more than 6 persons per table;
- Tables must be 6 feet apart; and
- Patrons must wear masks at all times when not eating or drinking.
Finally, the news many of you have been anticipating – hotels may resume checking in guests on Friday, September 18, 2020, and may once again accept travel reservations starting on Saturday, September 12, 2020.
Be sure to watch for our summary of the next press conference on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 for additional announcements!
8 thoughts on “Safer at Home, and Leisure Travel Guest Policy Update”
What’s the status of flights from the states to St Thomas?
Thanks for the updates!! We had to reschedule our trip Due to the travel restrictions requiring a negative Covid 19 test result. Are these still in effect for the states of GA and Fl?
How about villa rentals? Does that fall within the hotel guidelines?
Any update if the BVI’s are open to tourism yet?
The BVI is still closed, including the waters, to tourists/non-belongers. The projected opening of borders is November 1st, 2020, but iI highly doubt that will be the case.
Thanks news of St John. Unfortunately we will not be making our annual 2 month trip to the USVI this year, ending our trips at 21 years in a row. It is not that we are too concerned about travel. We have been doing it all along.
What concerns us the most is have a small uptick in cases and the Governor shutting everything down as he just did. We’ll be wintering at our place in Naples, Fl. this upcoming winter. Hope to be back in 2022
Does this include St. Thomas to also start checking in guests on the 18th?