Governor Bryan Issues Executive Order Extending Moratorium on Evictions

U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS — Governor Albert Bryan Jr. has issued a 28th Supplemental Executive Order regarding the COVID-19 pandemic that extends the moratorium on evictions until December 31, 2021; removing restrictions on the number of persons who can attend a funeral; clarifying the existing language to the sports section without amending the current rules; and suspending vehicle inspections for private vehicles until March 15, 2022.

The new protocols are effective immediately, and a copy of the 28th Supplemental Executive Order Modifying Conditions of the “Safer-At-Home” Phase – as well as all copies of Governor Bryan’s executive orders – can be found at

The extension of the eviction moratorium amends the 24th Supplemental Executive Order of May 25, 2021, and allows the moratorium to continue under existing conditions.

The removal of the limits of the number of attendees at a funeral amends Governor Bryan’s 21st Supplemental Executive Order of January 27, 2021, but the requirement to adhere to all orders regarding Houses of Worship, facial coverings, mass gatherings, and business restrictions continues in full force and effect.

The 28th Supplemental Executive Order also clarifies the protocols regarding sports.

There are no restrictions on training exercises for high-risk contact sports, including but not limited to, football, basketball and volleyball, including all leagues, “pick-up” leagues and scholastic athletic organizations as long as no player contact is made. However, there is a ban on games and organized group events for those sports.

There are no restrictions on training, games and organized group events for low-risk sports, which include but are not limited to, baseball, softball, bowling, golf, cross-country, swimming, tennis, table tennis, pool, track and field, and competitive cheerleading as long as no player contact is made and health guidelines for masking, social distancing and mass gathering are followed.

The 28th Supplemental Executive Order also suspends all laws and rules regarding private vehicle inspections until March 15, 2022, unless the suspension is lifted at an earlier date.

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