18 March 2020 – Executive order to address the needs of homeless people

Type of Intervention: Executive Order
Sectors Involved: Health
Intervention Categories: Gatherings, businesses, and services; Social and physical distancing measures; New initiatives; Legal and policy
Level of Jurisdiction: Puerto Rico
Lead People/Agency: Governor
PR Department of Health
PR Department of the Family
PR Department of Housing

Overview: Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced issued Executive Order 2020-25 with the aim that the Department of the Family, the Department of Housing and the Department of Health establish centers of assistance, services and refuge for homeless people during the COVID-19 emergency.
Full details here: https://www.fortaleza.pr.gov/content/gobernadora-v-zquez-garced-emite-orden-ejecutiva-para-atender-las-necesidades-de-las

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Perception of an increased threat