USVIHTA Update | July 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 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. You can also visit doh.vi.gov/covid19usvi for more information.

USVIHTA COVID-19 Communications:

Other Information:
VITEMA Director Encourages Residents to Be Ready as 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season Nears its Peak
Daryl Jaschen, Director of the Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency (VITEMA), is encouraging the public to take time now to make sure they are ready for the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season. The season is heading into its peak, from August to October, when the frequency of storms is expected to increase. VITEMA continues to coordinate with all government agencies, its federal partners and non-government organizations to ensure the territory is prepared to respond in the event a storm. This coordination effort includes the distribution of sandbags, readying shelters, shoring up communications capabilities and much more. Read more .

More from GVI:
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. Read more.

More from regional partners:
CHTA Trip Mate Protection Plan for Accommodation Provides Helps to Protect Your Business
CHTA has partnered with Trip Mate to create the “ Member Exclusive Travel Protection Plan ” as a timely benefit for accommodation providers that can help offer peace of mind to prospect travelers by protecting their travel investment. Click here to read a detailed PDF that summarizes the plan. Important to note, the plan is exclusively available to members of CHTA and Local Hotel Association (NHTA). CHTA is currently running a limited time offer through Aug. 31 where local members that are not CHTA members can apply to the plan. Any questions or concerns, please directly contact Alexis Capellades at alexis@caribbeanhotelandtourism.com .
New FEMA.gov Coming July 29
On July 29, FEMA will launch the redesigned fema.gov website. The redesign focused on improving the user experience with intuitive navigation options to help users find information more easily. It also features a geo-filtering option to quickly sort the most relevant updates for location. Read more to learn a few of the new elements designed to set a new bar for simplicity and consistency across government services.
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