USVIHTA Update | October 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:
Red Hook Family Practice PC Update
Red Hook Family Practice PC now has a nursing team that offers flu vaccines and COVID-19 molecular (oral swab) and antibody testing at your business location, with same day results. Four person minimum. Please call Maggie Day, Practice Manager, at 340-775-2303 to schedule or discuss costs and coverage, or email management@redhookfamilypractice.com. If more convenient for your staff, flu vaccines and COVID-19 antibody testing are available at all three clinic locations, Cruz Bay, Yacht Haven and Red Hook; and COVID-19 molecular testing is available at the Red Hook Clinic, all with same day results. All major insurance is accepted and corporate accounts are welcome.
American Airlines Boosting Flights to the U.S. Virgin Islands
The U.S. Virgin Islands is expecting a major increase in American Airlines flights, beginning next month. Commissioner of Tourism Joseph Boschulte announced that the Fort Worth, Texas-based carrier is responding to strong travel demand from the Northeast, the Midwest and the South Central regions of the mainland United States. He reported that beginning in November, American will serve St. Thomas with two daily flights from Charlotte; daily flights from Philadelphia; and Saturday service from both Chicago and Dallas-Fort Worth during the first half of the month, followed by daily flights from both cities in time for the Thanksgiving holiday. The additional flights will complement the existing thrice daily service between Miami and St. Thomas. St. Croix will also register an increase in service from American in November with two flights a day from Miami as well as daily Charlotte flights during the second half of November, up from the existing Saturday service. Read more.

More local news:
Caribbean Travel Marketplace 39 Planned for Spring 2021
Caribbean Travel Marketplace, the region’s leading showcase of its global leadership, diversity and resilience in tourism, is being planned for Spring 2021, and organizers are seeking innovative ideas and expressions of interest from tourism stakeholders. Read more.

More from regional partners:
Do Your Holiday Shopping with My Brother's Workshop!
My Brother's Workshop is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing hope and purpose to at-risk and high-risk youth, ages 16-24, in the U.S. Virgin Islands. MBW's holistic approach of mentorship, education, mental health counseling, on the job training and job placement has helped over 1200 young people choose a better path, further their education and ultimately change their lives. MBW is beginning to take orders for the holidays and we thought you and your company may be interested in these personalized items for your employees or clients. All of the products are laser engraved at the MBW Workshop by trainees and all proceeds from orders go back into furthering the mission of the program. If you have any questions please let us know. You may contact MBW directly to place your order at communications@mybrothersworkshop.org or by calling 340-715-2769. Click the flyer to the right to expand. Click here to view the MBW Booklet.
Bryan Williams' Webinar: The Power of Peer Accountability to Drive Excellence
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