USVIHTA Update | March 2020
Greetings Members

Thank you for your prompt responses as we continue to gather and disseminate information on the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. We have compiled useful links from reliable resources below and also have linked all of our most recent email updates. If you would like to add any additional email addresses to receive our COVID-19 updates, please send to kaufmann.laurel@gmail.com. Our updates are sent via Constant Contact, so please remember to stay opted in to our emails so you can receive all future communications.
COVID-19 Updates
Please click the links below to read all of our recent updates as well as updates from a variety of sources including the Government of the Virgin Islands and other public sector departments and regional stakeholders. Keep in mind that statistics are changing daily as we learn more, so some of the information from our first few updates may no longer be relevant. Remember to only read and share information from reliable sources. 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:

Additional Information:
French Quarter Bistro Lunch Menu - To Geaux for Essentials
French Quarter Bistro has implemented a To Geaux Menu that can be delivered to your place of business to make it easy and convenient for you and your employees on weekdays - Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Menu attached here.
Donate to My Brother's Workshop and DOUBLE YOUR IMPACT!
Alpine Securities USVI has pledged to match all donations made to My Brother’s Workshop (up to $50,000) through April 21. That means that with your help, we have the ability to raise $100,000 to keep our youth engaged in the program while serving the community by providing meals and essential items to the vulnerable population of the VI. That includes senior citizens, homeless, displaced school children, immune system compromised and families with health issues or other special needs. Read more.
Prepare for the Toxic Sunscreen Ban April 1
Be prepared for the upcoming toxic sunscreen ban which will take effect April 1, 2020. Act 8185, supported by the hotel and tourism association, amends Virgin Islands code by adding a section banning the retail sale or offer for sale, and the distribution or importation for retail purposes, of topical sunscreen products containing oxybenzone and octinoxate. Click here to read the full legislation and please take steps to be ready on April 1.
Bryan Williams’ Inspirational Nugget
As a native Virgin Islander, I know what it's like to live through a disaster. I also know what it's like to have an entire community devastated all at once. Hurricanes do that. Tornadoes and earthquakes do that. Apparently, COVID-19 can do that as well. This pandemic has forced the world to go into the same mode at the same time. Read more .
Save the Date
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