We are very saddened about the negative impact businesses are having to endure during this crisis, especially the boat charters in the Virgin Islands! Below is recent information regarding the pandemic and extending the State of Emergency in the Virgin Islands.
MARCH 30, 2020
U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS — During Monday’s Government House press briefing, Governor Albert Bryan Jr. announced he is extending the State of Emergency, as well as the stay-at-home Executive Order, the closure of non-essential businesses territory-wide and limiting restaurants to take-out and pick-up orders only, through April 30 in further efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19.
Additionally, the Governor ordered the closure of all beach restaurants, effective immediately, in an effort to curtail people gathering in groups and ignoring the call for social distancing..”
Once again, Governor Bryan stressed the importance of complying with social distancing guidelines and staying at home unless it is absolutely necessary to go out as the best way to “flatten the curve” and stop the spread of COVID-19, also known as Coronavirus.
Governor Bryan also said his Administration already has begun preparations to issue the federal stimulus funds, which he estimated at $40 million to $50 million, as soon as they become available from the U.S. Treasury.
“But this will not be enough. We have a long and treacherous road ahead,” Governor Bryan said. “We are fighting this virus two disasters at a time – one on the health care front and one on the economic front.”