19 March 2020 – Plan for the prevention and response to COVID-19

Type of Intervention: Other Announcement
Sectors Involved: Corrections / Justice, Education, Environment, Health, Local Government, Research and Development, Tourism, Transportation
Intervention Categories: Regulatory change; Legal and policy
Level of Jurisdiction: Puerto Rico
Lead People/Agency: Puerto Rico Department of health

Overview: The Puerto Rico Department of Health published a plan for the prevention and response to COVID-19 in Puerto Rico. The purpose of the plan was to establish a frame of reference so that the systems of public health, medical services and mental health work together to reduce the morbidity, mortality, social and economic disruption associated with an outbreak of COVID-19.
Full details here: http://www.salud.gov.pr/Documents/Plan%20de%20Preparaci%C3%B3n%20y%20Respuesta%20COVID-19%20DSPR%20P.pdf

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Scientific Evidence (e.g. academic paper, report), Perception of an increased threat
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – academic, National – government