24 March 2020 – Request to address emotional health and unemployment due to COVID-19

Type of Intervention: Other Announcement
Sectors Involved: Finance/Economy, Health
Intervention Categories: Social and physical distancing measures; Adapting or closing offices, businesses, institutions, and operations
Level of Jurisdiction: Puerto Rico
Lead People/Agency: Governor

Overview: Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced requested the federal government, through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), to address residents’ emotional health and unemployment assistance needs of Puerto Rico, in view of the impact of COVID-19.
Full details here: https://www.fortaleza.pr.gov/content/gobernadora-v-zquez-garced-solicita-asistencia-federal-para-atender-el-desempleo-y-la-salud

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