The governor Wanda Vazquez Garced amended Executive Order 2020-087 in force against the COVID-19 for Eliminate the prohibition of consumption, sale and sale of alcoholic beverages on Saturdays and Sundays, and businesses may open within the hours of the curfew, not limited until 8:30 p.m.
These changes are effective immediately.
“We have seen in recent days, gracefully, a decrease in the number of hospitalizations for COVID-19. Since the beginning of December, the number of hospitalizations has dropped by 30% with around 200 fewer cases than there were a few weeks ago, thanks to the measures we have taken. This means that hospital capacity remains at manageable levels and that Puerto Rico has dropped to a yellow alert level, for which we have determined to make the order more flexible in some aspects, eliminating the prohibition on the sale of alcoholic beverages on Saturdays and Sundays, and allowing authorized businesses to operate within curfew hours, from 5:00 am to 9:00 pm, ”explained Vázquez Garced in a statement.
He clarified that the curfew remains as is, likewise the “lockdown” on Sundays. The percentage of occupancy in restaurants and other establishments remains at 30% capacity.
“It is important not to lower our guard, since we continue to be at risk of contagion. But, just as we restrict measures when there is an increase in cases, we also relax by seeing fewer cases of hospitalizations due to the virus, allowing capacity in hospitals to go up. We want the well-being of all the people who live on this island ”, added the governor.
The Executive Order is effective until January 7, 2021.