USVIHTA Update | May 2020
Greetings Members

On May 5, the board of directors for both hotel and tourism associations will be teleconferencing with Gov. Bryan to discuss the phased reopening of the hospitality sector. In order to smoothly facilitate the discussion, we request that members please email any questions regarding re-opening to Lisa Hamilton at lisa@usvihta.com to be addressed on the call. Thank you!
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:
USVI Source for Paycheck Protection Program
The Research and Technology Park (RTPark) is pleased to announce the availability of a new financial resource for local small businesses. The National Development Council (NDC), a U.S. Treasury-certified Community Development Financial Institution which operates in the territory through a strategic partnership with the RTPark, is offering an opportunity for USVI businesses that have not yet taken advantage of SBA-guaranteed loans to apply to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). These resources will be available to Virgin Islands business owners so that instead of having to rely on a bank or traditional commercial lender, local enterprises could seek SBA-backed financing from NDC. Read more.
Pirates Treasure Museum Virtual Tour
Pirates Treasure Museum is finding creative ways to keep patrons engaged while the doors are closed! Click here to view a virtual tour video recorded live at Pirates Treasure Museum.
Seas the Day Charters – Provisioning Service for Charter and Live Aboard Vessels
In order to help you stay healthy, we are offering a provisioning service from the island direct to your boat! We have put together a list of basic needs and most requested items for you to place your order. If you have a special request, we will do everything we can to try and accommodate you. Simply add the special item to your order and we will let you know ASAP as to its availability and cost. Click here for additional details and contact information.
Save the Date
Click here to view upcoming events. And don't forget to share your special events with members today by emailing kaufmann.laurel@gmail.com .