With only five cases confirmed as of this morning on the island, Puerto Rico has put an island-wide issues management plan in place as a preventative measure to avoid mass spread of COVID-19 throughout the island.
“Given the Island’s resilience and experience with major disasters and expediting quick recoveries for economic turnaround, like it did from 2017’s Hurricane Maria to having a record-breaking year in tourism in 2019, island leaders know that getting ahead and making quick impactful decisions like these are critical to pushing forward to get back on track when the crisis is behind us,” Discover Puerto Rico said in a statement.
Some of the measures Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced placed over the weekend include:
- Establishing an island-wide curfew effective immediately from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., through March 31; the only exceptions are those who are working or in cases of emergency.
- Enhanced health screenings of all passengers upon arrival into San Juan’s Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport, which consists of a brief temperature check, with further screening at the airport, if necessary
- Promoting social distancing by suspending all large events on the Island until March 31, which is…