The Department of State published tonight, Saturday, copies of executive orders 2020-080 and 081 that the governor Wanda Vazquez Garced signed to combat pandemic from COVID-19 in Puerto Rico and that imposes restrictions on the population and businesses with the goal of mitigating infections with the novel coronavirus.
Vázquez Garced announced yesterday, Friday, that he would extend the current executive order until tomorrow, Sunday, through OE 2020-079, and that OE 2020-081 will enter into force from this Monday, November 16, until December 11.
Among the modifications announced by the president are the activation of the Puerto Rico National Guard (through OE 081), who will work in conjunction with the Police Bureau and the Health Department to ensure compliance with the provisions.
Although the members of the National Guard will not carry out arrests, they will ensure compliance with the postulates contained in the executive order and they will alert Police and Health personnel to take the corresponding actions.
See executive order 080 here:
Now all businesses authorized to operate will have to post posters with the maximum capacity allowed, as corresponding to 30%. “The business that does not comply with this poster will be closed”the governor warned during Friday’s press conference.
Vázquez Garced said that the poster will be available on the La Fortaleza and Salud portals, but at the time of this publication they were not active on the respective pages.
Vázquez Garced also maintained a curfew between 10:00 pm and 5:00 am and fines for not using masks in public places; ordered a reduction in the number of people within an establishment from 55 to 30%; ordered the closure of the beaches for recreational purposes; He maintained the order to close bars, hammocks, discos and cafeterias; and public transportation services will continue to be offered.
See here the order that activates the National Guard: