The Virgin Islands Historic Preservation Commission's St. Croix Historic Preservation Committee and St. Thomas-St. John Historic Preservation Committee have canceled their scheduled April meetings due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Leisure visitors are strongly encouraged to remain at home and follow COVID-19 prevention rules. Business travelers, flight crews, health officials, emergency personnel, government guests and persons who reside in the U.S.V.I. may travel to and from the territory.
“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.
Throughout the meeting, the members shared concerns regarding access for customers to banking services. Bank officials from Banco Popular, First Bank, the Bank of St. Croix, Merchants Commercial Bank and Oriental Bank all provided information.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2020 Emergency Grants to Address Mental and Substance Use Disorders During COVID-19 (Short Title: Emergency COVID-19).
Office and field staff will obey the Government of the Virgin Islands’ extension of an emergency stay-at-home order until further notice.
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.
The protocols will provide additional measures to prevent further exposure and infections among the population. They consist of screening criteria established to identify passengers who could possibly be infected with the coronavirus.
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.
Drivers' licenses and vehicle registrations will be extended for 60 days during this State of Emergency. However, the community can take advantage of the bureau’s online vehicle registration process.