USVIHTA Update | September 2020
Greetings Members,

As you direct your guests to visit the USVI Travel Screening Portal at usvitravelportal.com, please be sure to notify visitors of a few updates. The Department of Health has changed the age in which people entering the territory are mandated to test for COVID-19. Previously, anyone under 15 years of age was exempt. This has been revised so that anyone 4 years of age and under is exempt, but anyone 5 years of age and older must be tested. The Department of Health expects to have an updated Supplemental Executive Order issued soon; however, members will need to comply to the new mandate going forward. Please make sure you make necessary updates to your guest resources. Additionally, tests for visitors must be done within 5 days of travel, which is a change from the previous supplemental that stated the test had to be received back within 5 days of travel. Please remember to discuss these adjustments with visitors prior to their travel date.
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).

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My Brother's Workshop Pay it Forward Program Distributes 698 Meals
To each of you that have already supported our 'Pay it Forward' program, thank you! So far, we have been able to distribute 698 Pay it Forward cards to individuals in our community in need. The cards have gone to organizations including The Salvation Army, Catholic Charities, St. Thomas Reformed Church and Family Resource Center and will be distributed to those in need. We couldn't do this without your support. Thank you for helping us help those in need. Contribute today.
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.
Last Saturdays: A Virtual Happy Hour at CMCA with Live Jazz Sept. 26
In response to limitations for gatherings due to COVID-19, The Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts, Inc. in partnership with Jazz Arts VI (JAVI) is presenting a monthly live Facebook stream. Last Saturdays: A Virtual Happy Hour at CMCA with live Jazz featuring Adjoa, Marsvyn David, Elvis Pedro and Ken Afra Daley. We welcome donations to the museum and musicians. The events will air on Facebook on Sept. 26, Oct. 31, Nov. 28, and Dec. 26 from 6-7:30 p.m. Click the flyer to expand.
Win a Five-Night Stay Supporting the CHTAEF Raffle
Introducing CHTAEF’s Caribbean Travel Raffle. All proceeds go to CHTAEF to better the lives and careers of Caribbean people in the hospitality industry through scholarships, continuing education programs and on-the-job training. Raffle “tickets” can be bought using our existing bidding site for $50 each. At the close of the auction, the winner will be drawn and notified directly. We hope you will continue to support us and hope you are well during these extraordinary times. Raffle ends midday on Sept. 30. Enter now for a stay at Secret Bay, Dominica.

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