For the first time in more than two months, hotels and villa rentals will open their doors to tourists starting Monday. The arrival and turnover process will look a lot different than it did in late March, when the territory closed to visitors in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. On St. John, where villas and condos make up the bulk of accommodation options, property owners and managers have spent the last two months reimagining their policies and procedures with the goal of keeping staff and visitors safe from the virus. From owners who manage a single property to management companies that operate 20 villa rentals or more, here’s a look at the steps being taken on island to help mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus.

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