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Administration’s COVID-19 Task Force Reminds Community of Existing Restrictions Amid Holiday Weekend

US VIRGIN ISLANDS — Governor Albert Bryan’s COVID-19 Task Force on Thursday announced that it will fully enforce the existing restrictions under the governor’s Executive Order ahead of the holiday weekend and throughout the political campaign season. 

Amid the holiday weekend and end of the political campaign season, the governor’s COVID-19 task force reiterated Thursday that gatherings of 50 or more persons, whether in private or public settings and other restrictions, are strictly prohibited subject to penalty per the governor’s latest Executive Order.

Governor Bryan said Thursday that the protocols in place have proved successful in keeping the infection rate throughout the territory below one percent and thanked Virgin Islands residents and visitors for their adherence to the local health department and CDC guidelines.

“I know that this is a holiday weekend and that we are near the end of the political campaign season, but we have to remain vigilant as a community in our efforts to keep safe from the spread of COVID-19. Thanks largely to your willingness to follow the guidelines, we have been doing good in slowing the spread of this virus in our community, and we need to continue to follow the guidelines put forth by our COVID-19 Task Force to remain safe,” Governor Bryan said.