01 June 2020 – Measures outlined for Phase 3, more businesses/institutions may open

Type of Intervention: Executive Order, Regulation
Sectors Involved: Health, Private Sector and Businesses, Tourism, Civil Defence
Intervention Categories: Social and physical distancing measures; Reopening offices, businesses, institutions, and operations; Allowing gatherings, businesses, and services
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Minister of Health

Overview: The Government of Costa Rica announced new sanitary measures that will govern during the third phase of opening (June 1 to June 19). The Minister of Health explained that the vehicle restriction will remain unchanged. Also: 1) hotels, cabins or accommodation establishments are permitted with a capacity of 50%; 2) On weekends, restaurants, cafes, food places, gyms and swimming schools are permitted with a capacity of 50%; 3) Event rooms may function exclusively for activities with a maximum of 30 people (includes organisers, guests and other required personnel); 4) Museums and academies of arts may operate without contact during the week with a capacity of 50%; 5) Special tourism transport is enabled with special restrictions and measures established by the Public Transport Council; 8) Public institutions will continue to work with the basic operating plan and with teleworking measures. The cumulative working day is authorised (10 hours a day, four days a week) with the possibility of choosing Monday or Friday as a free day; 9) Immigration measures are extended until June 30, 2020.
Full details here: https://www.presidencia.go.cr/comunicados/2020/05/a-partir-del-1-de-junio-costa-rica-inicia-su-fase-3-de-medidas-sanitarias/

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Advice of EXTERNAL expert advisor or advisory committee
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – academic, National – government
Evidence/Justification: Technical group integrated by 7 officials of the Ministry of Health, 3 officials of the Costa Rican Social Security Fund (CCSS, national health system), 5 officials from universities and research institutes, 1 official from the Pan American Health Organization.