USVIHTA Update | August 2020
Greetings Members

Thank you for reading these and other important updates. Please remember to use the web link at the bottom to share with your teams.
COVID-19 Update
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. You can also visit doh.vi.gov/covid19usvi for more information. To receive updates, alerts and notifications on COVID-19 in the USVI, TEXT “COVID19USVI” to 888777. If you suspect you have symptoms or if you have questions, please call the Health Department’s Epidemiology Division Hotline: 340-‪712-6299 (STX) and 340-‪776-1519 (STT & STJ).

USVIHTA COVID-19 Communications:

Other Information:
Train for a Career in Hospitality with the 2020 Learning for Life Program
UVI CELL is pleased to announce that it has once again partnered with Diageo USVI and Bellows International to offer the Learning for Life program TM on St. Croix and St. Thomas. 
 
If you're between the ages of 18 and 35 and would be interested in gaining life/job skills and an opportunity to work in the hospitality industry, read more. Click the flyer to expand. Click here for the application.
Reminder: CHTA AGM 2020 - Call for Nominations of President and Officers 2020-2022 Biennium
Due to the pandemic, CHTA’s Annual General meeting is rescheduled for Oct. 16. This will be a virtual meeting which is now permissible due to recent revisions to CHTA’s Bylaws. At the 2020 Annual General Meeting of the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association, the CHTA Board of Directors will be asked to elect a new president, five vice presidents and a treasurer. Normally, the president-elect automatically assumes the position of president, but due to unforeseen circumstances, the president-elect is unable to assume the post, hence the need to also elect a new president. Nominations are due by Aug. 17. Read more.

More from regional partners:
FEMA Update: Plan Now for Hurricanes
As Tropical Storm Isaias moved swiftly across the East Coast this week, we remember it is important to prepare for severe weather. The best way to do this is to stay informed, know how to deal with the weather and always keep your personal safety in mind. Read more.
CFVI Updtae: USVI Humanities Projects - Request for Proposals
In the absence of a humanities council in the USVI, CFVI applied for and was awarded NEH funding that CFVI will subaward to eligible entities through the USVI to support humanities programming and activities. The initial $200,000 grant was announced by the NEH on April 7th as one of $22.2 million in grants for 224 humanities projects across the country. The primary goal of this funding opportunity is to enrich the lives of people throughout the U.S. Virgin Islands through humanities education, lifelong learning, and public humanities programming. CFVI will make dedicated subawards for humanities programming that reflects the unique needs of the Territory’s diverse communities; advances the public’s knowledge and understanding of the humanities, culture, heritage, and preservation; and makes humanities programs accessible to all people throughout the Territory. Read more.

More from CFVI:
Bryan Williams Bonus Tip: Burn the Bridge
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