USVIHTA Update | April 2020
Greetings Members

We know that many of you aren’t operating as usual, but we have seen several of our members come up with creative ways to stay engaged despite our unprecedented situation. As we always have in times of crisis, our community has grown stronger in our efforts to support the territory and promote the destination. Please continue to stay positive as we look toward the future!
COVID-19 Updates
Please click the links below to read our recent updates. Keep in mind that statistics are changing daily as we learn more, so some of the information from our updates may have changed as each day brings new information. Remember to only read and share information from reliable sources. You can also visit doh.vi.gov/covid19usvi for more information.

USVIHTA COVID-19 Communications:
Boolchand’s St. Thomas
Order all your camera and electronic needs online at  www.boolchand.com .  We deliver to all of the USVI and also have curbside pickup available for St. Thomas! For more information email: makema@boolchand.com .

And don’t forget to get a gift for you! Receive a FREE bracelet with your $125 purchase NOW on boolchand.com/pandora . Plus, receive FREE shipping when you take advantage of the offer! Curbside pickup is now available at Havensight Mall - message us for dates and details at info@boolchand.com ! Free bracelet offer ends 4/29, or while supplies last. Don’t miss out!
Crocs St. Thomas
You asked for it, and CROCS delivered! Did you know that you can still shop with us? We can mail your order or offer curbside pickup Tuesdays and Thursdays. To place an order or ask any questions, please email makema@boolchand.com .
Bluebeard’s Castle Now Open
Bluebeard’s Castle is now open to accommodate non-leisure travelers! Enjoy modern, newly renovated rooms and amenities! Call 340-774-1600 for more details or enlarge the banner by clicking on it.
Crisis Offers Big Chance to Upgrade Tourism Product, Says Tourism Chief
Frank Comito, the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association's (CHTA) chief executive, told the world press how the Caribbean hospitality sector and destinations were marshaling their crisis management experience to be able to bounce back stronger and better once the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) crisis has subsided. Read more .
Caribbean Tourism Group and Environmental Leader Pledge Climate Action Collaboration this Earth Day
The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) joined together for Earth Day (April 22) to share their collaborative intent to emerge from the current Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) crisis and help rebuild a stronger, more resilient Caribbean for the environment and the people that depend on it. Read more .
VIWMA Reminds Residents Not to Flush COVID-19 Cleaning Supplies
The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority reminds all residents to only flush toilet paper down the drain. Do not flush disinfecting wipes nor other non-flushable items. Always dispose of non-flushable items in the trash. While the CDC and WHO continue to encourage disinfecting surfaces in your home and workplace to prevent the spread of COVID-19, never flush disinfecting or other wipes down the toilet. Disinfecting surfaces will prevent the spread of COVID and placing used wipes in the trash shall keep the Virgin Islands wastewater collection systems free from blockages. Read more .

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