Governor Bryan Extends State of Emergency to April 30
During Monday’s Government House press briefing, Governor Albert Bryan Jr. announced he is extending the State of Emergency, as well as the stay-at-home Executive Order; the closure of non-essential businesses territory-wide and limiting restaurants to take-out and pick-up orders only, through April 30 in further efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19.
The U.S. Virgin Islands is reinforcing critical public health messaging like symptom-monitoring, infection prevention and ways to avoid the spread of disease into our territory. By following the health department’s guidance, you can keep yourself and your family safe if you come into contact with someone with COVID-19 or other viral respiratory pathogens like the flu.
Governor Bryan Requests Disaster Declaration From SBA
Governor Albert Bryan Jr. sent a letter to U.S. Small Business Administration Director Kem Fleming requesting a disaster declaration to help Virgin Islands businesses mitigate the crippling financial losses they are experiencing because of the spread of the COVID-19 virus in the Territory.
The Territory has been allocated $774 million dollars from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”) to reduce the impact of disasters. The questions are presented to gain your opinion and perceptions to guide the team working on the Mitigation Action Plan for the Territory.
Office of Disaster Recovery to Launch New TV Show in March
The Office of Disaster Recovery, in collaboration with the Virgin Islands Housing Finance Authority and WTJX-TV Channel 12, is proud to announce the launch of new television programming to provide the public with the most up to date information on the Territory’s progress towards recovery.
The Office of Disaster Recovery and the Virgin Islands Department of Education announces that FEMA has approved industry standards that will ensure newly constructed schools and office buildings can withstand future catastrophic weather events and meet professional norms for providing service.
Have you considered a career change, moving back to the territory, or are you a recent college graduate looking for a new and challenging first job. Well, maybe the Office of Disaster Recovery or its partners in the recovery can help.
Within the Virgin Islands Public Finance Authority serves as the center of coordination for the anticipated $8 billion of federal funding over the next few years to support recovery efforts from the 2017 Hurricanes Irma and Maria.