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Elections System Plans for Acceptance of Nominations Petitions and Papers

All three offices will remain closed until Thursday, April 30, with the exception of opening for limited hours for the petitions and papers process.

Government Agencies Update Changes to Normal Operations in Response to COVID-19

In an effort to mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus and in adherence to guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, several departments and agencies of the Government of the Virgin Islands have implemented steps to minimize person-to-person contact at their offices. The changes were made April 2.

VITEMA Remains Focused on Risk Planning in the Territory

VITEMA is making certain that all risk planning for the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season remains uninterrupted during the territory’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hodge Contacts Adjutant General on Law Protecting VING Members From Civil Actions

Senator Stedmann Hodge Jr. recently sent correspondence to Colonel Kodjo Knox-Limbacker, adjutant general for the V.I. National Guard, pertaining to Virgin Islands National Guard servicemembers.

USVI Department of Tourism Gives Extensive Update on Coronavirus Impact

Leisure visitors are strongly encouraged to remain at home and follow COVID-19 prevention measures recommended by public health experts. Business travelers, flight crews, health officials, emergency personnel, government guests and persons who reside in the USVI may travel to and from the territory.

Attorney General George Issues Alert After Reports of COVID-19 Scams

“It is more important than ever during these trying times that residents remain vigilant by using a commonsense approach during online shopping, charitable and business interactions, as well as in communications with those offering what seem to be too-good-to-be-true opportunities,” Denise George said.

The Forum ‘Presents’ The Vega String Quartet Online

Until The Forum and its audiences can all meet again in person, it will be sharing updates and listening tips of artists who have performed live at the Forum over the years.

Governor Urges Businesses to Take Advantage of SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program

Under the program, employers of businesses of 500 or fewer employees can get a low-interest loan, and the SBA will forgive the loan if all employees are kept on the job for eight weeks and the money is used for payroll, rent, mortgage interest or utilities.

HUD Moves Quickly to Make $1.7 Million of COVID-19 Relief Funds Available to USVI

After President Trump signed the CARES Act, Secretary Ben Carson directed the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to immediately begin allocating $3.064 billion to help America’s low-income families and most vulnerable citizens.

Samples Not Taken for Beach Advisory for March 30 – April 3

Therefore, water quality standards for safe swimming or fishing are unknown.

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