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USVIEDA Wants Public To Pay Online, Closes Walk-Up Windows Due To COVID-19

CHRISTIANSTED — To help ensure the safety and well-being of the U.S. Virgin Islands community, its staff, clients and stakeholders, the U.S. Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority (USVIEDA) has adjusted its operations on both St. Thomas and St. Croix due to the Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Staff will operate remotely by telecommuting to continue serving its clients, stakeholders, and the community.

The USVIEDA will discontinue walk-in customer services, in-person appointments and manual delivery of documents and other items effective Tuesday March 17 until further notice.

USVIEDA Wants Public To Pay Online, Closes Walk-Up Windows Due To COVID-19
Mike Fazio, founder/CEO, Workforce 180, LLC, (left), talks with USVI employers and other attendees at the Employer Forum 2020 on March 3 at the VIEDA St. Thomas office. This forum, hosted by Workforce 180, LLC and the Virgin Islands Deptment of Labor, was also held on St. Croix on March 4.

To make a payment, file a document, or make any additional inquiries, please email or call 340-714-1700 (St. Thomas) and 340-773-6499 (St. Croix).

The USVIEDA said it has “taken these precautionary measures to help avert the spread of the Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) virus to its team, clients, stakeholders, and the community it serves.”

This adjustment in operations is in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. declared a State of Emergency for the USVI on Friday March 13.

“After in-depth deliberation, we determined that it is necessary to take these steps to do our part in ensuring that the health of our staff, clients, stakeholders, and the community is protected,” said Kamal I. Latham, VIEDA Chief Executive Officer. “The well-being of the people of this Territory is important to us, and we deem these measures appropriate to help promote social distancing as recommended by the CDC. We look forward to continuing to work with our clients and economic development partners during this time.”

For more information, or to receive answers to inquiries, on any USVIEDA services and programs offered through the Economic Development Commission, Enterprise Zone Commission, Economic Development Bank, and the Economic Development Park Corporation, please email

For media/PR inquiries, please contact

The USVIEDA encourages its clients and other businesses in the community to create a contingency plan for their operations during this time of crisis. The business community can review the Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers regarding the coronavirus at as provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

For up to date information on the Coronavirus, visit the Virgin Islands Department of Health’s website at: or text COVID19USVI to 88877.

USVIEDA Wants Public To Pay Online, Closes Walk-Up Windows Due To COVID-19

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