Puerto Rico Executive and Legislative Orders
- 3/11/2021: Puerto Rico Executive Order No. 19, curfew continues from 12 am until 5 am through April 11, most businesses including restaurants are allowed to operate at 50% occupancy, and theaters and shopping centers are allowed at 30% occupancy; authorized businesses required to post a sign with information from Health Department, bars and similar businesses to remain closed.
- 2/4/2021: Puerto Rico, Executive Order No. 14, curfew is modified to 12 am until 5 am through March 14, most businesses (at 50% occupancy) and restaurants (at 30% occupancy) are allowed to operate from 5 am to 11 pm, authorized businesses required to post a sign with information from Health Department, bars and similar businesses to remain closed.
- 1/5/2021: Puerto Rico, Executive Order No. 21-010, establishes new curfew hours from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. in effect until February 7; lifts the lockdown order that was in effect on Sundays; eases some restrictions on businesses, including allowing most businesses to operate Monday through Sunday until 10 pm at or below 30% of maximum occupancy capacity.
- 1/2/2021: Puerto Rico, Executive Order No. 21-01, orders Secretary of Health Department to create and execute massive COVID-19 testing program including a plan to reach remote areas
- 12/30/2020: Puerto Rico, Executive Order No. 20-99, amends EO No. 87 to eliminate the prohibition of the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages, and to allow businesses to operate through 9:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday
- 12/3/2020: Puerto Rico, Executive Order No. 87, establishes a Monday through Saturday 9 pm to 5 am curfew, and Sunday lockdown through January 7; dry law ordered on weekends, restaurants, retailers, and wholesalers continue to be restricted to 30% occupancy
- 11/13/2020: Puerto Rico, Executive Order No. 81, activates the National Guard to support Covid-19 response
- 11/13/2020: Puerto Rico, Executive Order No. 80, extends curfew through December 11; restaurants, retailers, and wholesalers are restricted to 30% occupancy, bars to remain closed
- 10/16/2020: Puerto Rico, Executive Order No. 77, extends curfew through November 13; businesses continue to operate with restrictions
- 10/1/2020: Puerto Rico, Executive Order No. 76, extends curfew through October 16; all other provisions in EO 2020-066 remain unaltered
- 9/11/2020: Puerto Rico, Executive Order No. 66, extends curfew through October 2; Sunday closure provisions repealed; certain businesses may remain open at 50% occupancy capacity
- 8/19/2020: Puerto Rico Health Department, Preliminary Guidelines for Employers When Employees Have A Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19 Case
- 8/20/2020: Puerto Rico, Executive Order No. 62, extends curfew, Sunday closures, and other restrictions through September 11; certain businesses may remain open only at 25% capacity; employers are required to certify that they have a risk preparedness plan and to report suspected and confirmed COVID-19 cases among its employees to the Health Department
- 8/15/2020: Puerto Rico, Executive Order No. 61, extends curfew and other measures in Order No. 60 through August 21
- 7/31/2020: Puerto Rico, Executive Order No. 60, curfew (10 pm - 5 am) is extended through August 15; shelter-in-place order remains effective on Sundays; no alcohol sales and consumption allowed on Sundays, and after 7 pm on any other day; restaurants and other similar commercial businesses may remain open at 50% capacity with social distancing measures in place; bars, gyms, theaters, casinos, and similar businesses shall remain closed
- 7/23/2020: Municipality of Caguas, Ordinance No. 2 of 2020-21, effective 8/3/20, requires that businesses take the temperature of all people entering its premises and refuse entry to anyone with a temperature of 100.4 Fahrenheit or higher
- 7/22/2020: Puerto Rico, Executive Order No. 57 amends Administrative Bulletin 2020-54, extending curfew from 10 pm to 5 am through July 31, and orders all residents to “shelter-in-place” on Sunday, July 26th; alcohol sales are prohibited on July 26th, and most businesses are ordered to remain closed on that day
- 7/16/2020: Puerto Rico Governor announces new restrictions through July 31, 2020, prohibiting alcohol sales after 7 pm, and ordering beaches, bars, movie theaters, casinos and gyms to close; the reopening of tourism is postponed until August 15.
- 7/3/2020, Puerto Rico, Executive Order No. 52, rescinds Administrative Bulletin 2020-30, and directs that, starting on July 15, 2020, all travelers arriving from the U.S.A. or any international destination are required to submit a contact declaration and remain quarantined for 14 days unless they present a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours from arrival or unless they are exempt as provided for in the Order
- 6/29/2020: Puerto Rico, Executive Order 48, Extends curfew through July 22, 2020, orders anyone suspected of being exposed to COVID-19 to quarantine for 14 days; reopening of businesses continue at 75% occupancy while maintaining strict compliance with social distancing and wearing masks
- 6/22/2020: Puerto Rico, Executive Order No. 45 amends Order No. 30 with regard to travelers arriving at the International Airport being required to provide a negative Covid-19 test or take a test upon arrival, and complete a Health Department form
- 6/12/2020: Puerto Rico, Executive Order No. 44 establishes new curfew hours from 10 pm to 5 am through June 30; beginning on June 16 some businesses previously closed are allowed to open at 50% occupancy, while other businesses can operate by appointment only
- 6/6/2020: Puerto Rico Governor, signs Resolution to postpone Primaries to August 9, 2020 due to COVID-19.
- 5/21/2020: Governor of Puerto Rico announces lockdown will continue through June 15, 2020 with 7 pm curfew; most businesses allowed to reopen (with restrictions) starting on May 26 after submitting preparedness plans to PROSHA
- 5/1/2020: Puerto Rico Labor Department issues Circular Letter requiring all employers self-certify workplace plans to control spread of COVID-19.
- 5/1/2020: Governor of Puerto Rico, Executive Order 2020-038, announces lockdown will continue through May 25, 2020; new executive order will include a plan to gradually reopen businesses.
- 4/30/2020: Governor of Puerto Rico announces lockdown will continue through May 25, 2020; new executive order will include a plan to gradually reopen businesses
- 4/14/2020: Governor of Puerto Rico revises 4/12/2020 order to reestablish 7 p.m. curfew
- 4/12/2020: Governor of Puerto Rico extends shelter in place and non essential businesses to remain closed through May 3, 2020
- 4/7/2020: Governor of Puerto Rico orders all businesses (with few exceptions) to remain closed from April 10-12, 2020
- 3/30/2020: Governor of Puerto Rico, Order No. 2020-30, Mandating 14-day quarantine of all passengers arriving at PR’s International Airport until further notice
- 3/30/2020: Governor of Puerto Rico, Order No. 2020-29, Extending measures taken to control spread of COVID-19, including shelter-in-place order and closure of all non-essential businesses through April 12, 2020
- 3/27/2020: Governor of Puerto Rico, Order No. 2020-28, Activating National Guard in response to COVID-19 emergency
- 3/23/2020: Secretary of the Department of Labor, Opinion of the Secretary regarding private sector exempt and non-exempt employees during government-mandated curfew and new federal pay leaves
- 3/23/2020: Governor of Puerto Rico, Governor’s message concerning economic measures approved in response to the COVID-19 crisis including the suspension of sales taxes for three months and special bonuses for nurses, police, firemen and others
- 3/19/2020: Governor of Puerto Rico, Governor announces medical task force team in response to COVID-19 situation
- 3/19/2020: Governor of Puerto Rico, Governor announces food items will be exempt from sales tax (“IVU”) through April 19, 2020
- 3/17/2020: Governor of Puerto Rico, Governor warns businesses that violate EO-23 will have their business and alcohol licenses suspended
- 3/15/2020: Governor of Puerto Rico, Executive Order 23, orders state-wide curfew (between 9 pm and 5 am), orders a 14-day quarantine to all people infected or with a suspected infection, closes all non-essential businesses, through March 30, 2020
- 3/13/2020: Secretary of the Department of Labor, Opinion of the Secretary regarding legal and other measures applicable to labor-management relationships in response to the COVID-19 emergency
- 3/12/2020: Governor of Puerto Rico, Governor declares State of Emergency, and orders the cancellation of all events that involve gathering of people through March 31, 2020
City of San Juan
- City of San Juan Executive Orders
- 7/18/2020: Municipality of San Juan, Municipal Ordinance No. 4, Series 2020-21, establishes compulsory use of facemasks and social distancing while being indoors or outdoors except while consuming food or drink; businesses are required t post signs with these requirements, and place markers indicating 6-feet distancing; violators will be fined; all businesses engaged in the sale of alcohol must close at 8 pm for the next 60 days; all activities that involve the gathering of more than 25 people are suspended for 60 days
- 3/12/2020: Mayor, Executive Order declaring a state of emergency due to the COVID-19 outbreak authorizing the acquisition of equipment and services
- 3/10/2020: Mayor, Executive Order declaring a state of urgency due to the COVID-19 outbreak authorizing the acquisition of essential equipment and services
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