10 March 2020 – Government cancels large events and instructs public sector to work from home

Type of Intervention: Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Finance/Economy, Private Sector
Intervention Categories: Social and physical distancing measures; Gatherings, businesses, and services
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: The President and the Minister of Health

Overview: Suspension of mass concentration activities. An executive decree suspends mass concentration activities in open and closed spaces. This measure applies to museums, cinemas, and theaters, as well as events such as concerts, carnivals, public shows, among others. This includes activities in the two main theaters of Costa Rica (The National Theater and the Popular Melico Salazar Theater). In addition, the total closure of bars, clubs, and casinos is instructed.
Full details here: https://www.presidencia.go.cr/comunicados/2020/03/gobierno-cancela-eventos-masivos-e-instruye-teletrabajo-para-sector-publico/

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Type of Justification: Learning from other jurisdictions, Matching international efforts
Source of Evidence or Justification: World Health Organisation, National – government, International – government