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COVID-19 STATUS: KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

PARK PHASED REOPENING

Face Masks or Coverings Required in Certain Areas Social Distancing Required Local Travel Restrictions and/or Quarantine Required
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COVID-19 STATUS: KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

PARK PHASED REOPENING

If you believe this information is incorrect or needs updating, please let us know here.
So what does "Park Phased Reopening" mean?

According to the U.S. National Park Service & USVI Territory, Virgin Islands National Park is currently working on reopening. This can mean that certain areas are closed. It can include trails, campgrounds, facilities, visitor centers, etc. Visit the source link below for more detailed information regarding this park's status.

What we know:

The below source link has more information about the status of the park. The National Park Service requires everyone at this park, regardless of vaccination status, to continue to wear masks indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces, such as narrow/busy trails, overlooks, visitor center patios, & other congested areas. Currently, the USVI has travel restrictions in place from outside areas, including the U.S. mainland. More information about the travel restrictions can be found here.

Face Masks or Coverings Required in Certain Areas

Virgin Islands National Park is currently requiring masks or face coverings in certain or all areas. Depending on your vaccination status, if you are not fully vaccinated (meaning two weeks after your final vaccination), and according to CDC guidelines, which currently depends on the COVID-19 transmissibility rate in the community in and around the park. Most parks requiring masks indoors have put an alert out (found below in the Alerts section). Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service & USVI Territory, the state of and the local community for more detailed information.

Social Distancing Required

Virgin Islands National Park is currently requiring everyone to social distance, 6 feet or more, from others. This usually means outside of your immediate group. Some parks may also have size restrictions on gatherings to help assist in social distancing. Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service & USVI Territory, the state of and the local community for more detailed information.

Local Travel Restrictions and/or Quarantine Required

Virgin Islands National Park currently has travel restrictions, usually set by state and local communities, that usually do not allow or require people traveling to the area to quarantine for 14-days before doing anything in the state or area. Some parks may also have size restrictions on gatherings of certain sizes. Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service & USVI Territory, the state of and the local community for more detailed information.

Last Updated: August 30, 2021
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Virgin Islands National Park News

Showing the last 10 news releases. Click here to visit nps.gov's Virgin Islands National Park - News section for more.

  • National Park Service releases Caneel Bay contaminant study results

    September 20, 2021 | 4:37 pm

    The National Park Service (NPS) today released the final Engineering Evaluation and Cost Analysis (EE/CA) Report addressing environmental contamination at Caneel Bay Resort, following consideration of public comments submitted on the draft report this summer.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • National Park Service to open Caneel Bay lease for competition

    July 27, 2021 | 2:22 pm

    The National Park Service (NPS) today announced its decision to employ a competitive lease strategy to redevelop Caneel Bay at Virgin Islands National Park. The NPS aims to solicit qualified applicants for the long-term partnership needed to successfully manage hotel accommodations at Caneel Bay while protecting natural and cultural resources. 

    Read more at nps.gov


  • National Park Service to Release Findings of Caneel Bay Environmental Investigation, Seek Public Input

    June 7, 2021 | 6:08 am

    The National Park Service (NPS) will release the Engineering Evaluation and Cost Analysis (EE/CA) draft report on environmental conditions at Caneel Bay Resort on June 10, 2021 and begin a 30-day comment period to receive public input on the report and findings to date.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • National Park Service Announces Caneel Bay Listening Session, Environmental Investigation Updates

    April 1, 2021 | 5:21 pm

    St. John, USVI – The National Park Service (NPS) will hold a listening session next Thursday to receive public input on the future of Caneel Bay at Virgin Islands National Park.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • “Buoy Blitz” Will Perform Maintenance and Repairs to Park Buoys

    March 10, 2021 | 1:49 pm

    St. John, USVI – Virgin Islands National Park will hold a “Buoy Blitz” March 14 – 27 to perform mooring buoy maintenance and repair. This skilled work will be accomplished by Virgin Islands National Park’s divers with assistance from NPS divers from Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Dry Tortugas National Park and Biscayne National Park. The divers will replace terminal heads and line systems to provide safe moorings for boats. These moorings help visitors secure boats and enjoy park recreational activities at the most popular places, while protecting reefs from anchor damage.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Scott Simmons Begins 6-Month Deputy Superintendent Assignment at Virgin Islands National Park

    March 5, 2021 | 10:16 am

    St. John, USVI – On February 22, Mr. Scott Simmons began a 6-month assignment as Deputy Superintendent of Virgin Islands National Park and Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • National Park Service Continues Next Phase of Environmental Site Assessments at Caneel Bay Resort

    February 11, 2021 | 11:19 am

    St. John, USVI--- The National Park Service (NPS) today initiated the next phase of environmental site assessments at Caneel Bay Resort within Virgin Islands National Park. The assessment will identify the nature and extent of possible environmental contamination on the property, an important next step in determining the future of the resort.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Virgin Islands National Park Announces Road Repair on North Shore Road

    January 29, 2021 | 3:03 pm

    Virgin Islands National Park will begin needed repairs along the North Shore Road on February 3. 2021. This work will take place between the park Maintenance Facility Entrance in Cruz Bay and Cinnamon Bay and will patch and repair approximately 10,500 square feet of road surface.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Park Service Administrative Site at Red Hook will Open to the Public for Day Use on Monday, January 4th, 2021

    December 31, 2020 | 12:56 pm

    Beginning Monday, January 4th, the National Park Service administrative facility at Red Hook on St Thomas will again be open to the public, seven days a week from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Trump Administration Signs Agreement with U.S. Virgin Islands to Pursue a Land Exchange for New School on St. John

    October 22, 2020 | 12:53 pm

    The Trump Administration signed a preliminary agreement today to pursue a land swap between the National Park Service and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The agreement opens the door for local officials to finally achieve their long-standing effort to construct the first K-12 public school on St. John. Public education on St. John is currently only available through the eighth grade. In order to complete a high school education, students must commute by boat to St. Thomas each day during the school year.

    Read more at nps.gov