AUGUST 27, 2020, US Virgin Islands – When Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. issued his Stay at Home Order effective August 17, 2020 that closed all non-essential businesses, the Virgin Islands Department of Agriculture (VIDA) remained open as an ESSENTIAL BUSINESS due to our participation in the local production of food; a matter of national security. Our employees have continued to diligently show up to work and committed themselves to the our goal of increasing food sovereignty in the Virgin Islands. We thank our employees for taking this threat seriously and thriving despite the circumstances.

As a token of appreciation to our employees for their hard work and dedication in ensuring the continuation of operations at the VIDA during this challenging time, we will be granting all employees two additional days off for Labor Day Weekend. As such, the VIDA will be closed Friday, September 4, 2020 through Tuesday, September 8, 2020. We will reopen on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 for business.

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