Mask Requirement (updated 18 Apr 2022)
😷 Masks are not required, neither indoors (with some execptions) nor outdoors. Masks are recommended in indoor situations where you cannot be certain of the vaccination status of other people
😷 Masks are required inside airports, per Federal/CDC mandates
😷 Masks are required at events/activities where 1000 or more people are gathered, effective 18 Apr 2022
😷 Masks are required indoors in places like hospitals, emergency rooms, nursing homes, medical offices, health centers, clinics, labs, pharmacies, and on public transportation (including taxis and buses). The Department of Health may make masks mandetory in other situations where their use is deemed necessary.
😷 Owners and operators of public and private establishments may, at their discretion, implement health measures that they deem necessary - including requiring the use of masks.
📄 These changes go into effect 10 Mar 2022, per Executive Order EO-2022-019
Restaurants, Bars & other Food Establishments (updated 08 Mar 2022)
👪 The capacity limit has been removed, as has the requirment to check for vaccination card or negative test result
😷 Owners and operators of public and private establishments may, at their discretion, implement health measures that they deem necessary - including requiring the use of masks, and screening for vaccination status or negative test results
📄 These changes go into effect 10 Mar 2022, per Executive Order EO-2022-019
Hotels, Resorts & other Lodging (updated 08 Mar 2022)
👪 The requirment to check for vaccination card or negative test result has been eliminated
😷 Owners and operators of public and private establishments may, at their discretion, implement health measures that they deem necessary - including requiring the use of masks, and screening for vaccination status or negative test results
📄 These changes go into effect 10 Mar 2022, per Executive Order EO-2022-019
Tours & Excursions (updated 08 Mar 2022)
⛵ Tour operators may require proof of vaccination or negative test results to participate. Check with the operator to make sure you have what they require.
Events, Stadiums & Theaters (updated 18 Apr 2022)
👪 The capacity limit has been removed, as has the requirement to wear a mask (if less than 1000 people are gathered)
😷 Masks are required at events/activities where 1000 or more people are gathered, effective 18 Apr 2022
🏟️ All attendees at group activities of 1000 or more people at facilities that encourage crowding — indoor or outdoor — must show proof of vaccination with booster (if eligible), OR negative test (molecular or antigen) results of test administered by an authorized health provider no more than 72 hours prior to arrival at the event. Facilities include theaters, amphitheaters, stadiums, conference and activity centers, and any other place where events are held. Effective 10 Mar 2022, per executive order EO-2022-019 and administrative order OA-2022-533
😷 Owners and operators of public and private establishments may, at their discretion, implement health measures that they deem necessary - including requiring the use of masks, and screening for vaccination status or negative test results
📄 These changes go into effect 10 Mar 2022, per Executive Order EO-2022-019
Cruise Ship Passengers (updated 08 Mar 2022)
🚢 All cruise ship passengers and crew who wish to disembark in Puerto Rico must be fully vaccinated, OR must have a negative molecular or antigen COVID test performed within 48 hours before disembarking in PR. All passengers and crew who test positive, or have been in close contact to someone who has tested positive, will not be permitted to disembark in Puerto Rico, regarless of vaccination status.
Air Travelers Arriving in Puerto Rico (updated 08 Mar 2022)
📄 The requirement to complete the travel declaration has been eliminated for ALL travelers arriving in Puerto Rico
✈️ DOMESTIC TRAVELERS (effective 10 Mar 2022, per EO-2022-019)
• The requirement to present a vaccination card or negative test results has been eliminated for DOMESTIC travelers
✈️ INTERNATIONAL TRAVELERS (effective 06 Dec 2021, per CDC)
• All INTERNATIONAL air passengers, regardless of vaccination status, must show (before boarding flight to the US) a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 1 day before travel to the US. This applies to all travelers, 2 years old and up, flying from INTERNATIONAL (outside of the US) destinations. Flights between Puerto Rico and the States are domestic flights, so this does not apply to travelers arriving in Puerto Rico from the States.

Top Local News Headlines

These are the top local news stories from News is my Business for Tuesday, May 17, 2022.

Economic Activity Index holds positive trend for 13 consecutive months in March

Published 16 May 2022, 5:03 am
Positive rebound in employment, cement sales, stability in levels of electricity generation and gasoline consumption have contributed to the improvement. Read More →

Taste of Rum fest back for 12th edition May 28

Published 16 May 2022, 5:02 am
The event will bring together the largest number of rums for tasting in one place. Read More →

MCS Spot activities focus on role of women entrepreneurs in agriculture

Published 16 May 2022, 5:01 am
Another session of “Agro Mujer” will be held June 2, with a focus on tropical plants. Read More →

Trinexus, Endlink partner to optimize healthcare industry tech/comm. services

Published 16 May 2022, 5:00 am
Their client portfolio includes 19 hospitals and 53 health industry affiliates, all established in Puerto Rico. Read More →

Tourism Co., Iberia partner to promote Puerto Rico in Europe

Published 13 May 2022, 5:03 am
Puerto Rico could reach nearly 100 destinations that Iberia has presence in, officials said. Read More →

50% of doctors have left Puerto Rico since ’09

Published 13 May 2022, 5:02 am
At present, there are 9,492 doctors in Puerto Rico, down from the 18,754 there were in 2009. Read More →

Digital media still king in Puerto Rico; News is my Business among top independent outlets

Published 13 May 2022, 5:01 am
Online purchases hold steady even after the reopening of the economy. Read More →

Puerto Rico’s 3rd BurgerFi restaurant opens in Gallery Plaza in Santurce

Published 13 May 2022, 5:00 am
This is the third of six BurgerFi locations planned for the next two years. Read More →

Miller stepping down as CEO of Invest Puerto Rico on June 30

Published 12 May 2022, 11:31 am
The organization's current COO, Ella Woger-Nieves, will take his place. Read More →

$60M Residence Inn by Marriott opens in Isla Verde

Published 12 May 2022, 5:05 am
The new hotel was developed by Puerto Rican company Interlink. Read More →

USDA assigns $19.8M for watershed infrastructure projects in Puerto Rico/USVI

Published 12 May 2022, 5:04 am
The projects will benefit rural and historically underserved communities in both islands. Read More →

12 co.’s join Guayacán Venture Accelerator’s class of ’22

Published 12 May 2022, 5:03 am
A diverse group of 12 companies from different industries have joined the class of 2022 of the Guayacán Venture Accelerator, a development and training program for the management teams of established businesses that have an opportunity for rapid growth. The class is made up of well-known Puerto Rico-based companies from sectors such as social welfare, […] Read More →

Garnier Green Fest collected nearly 7K lbs. of plastic for recycling

Published 12 May 2022, 5:02 am
This initiative is part of the Greener Beauty program that aims to lay the foundation for increasingly sustainable industry practices. Read More →

GSA opens call for agricultural product providers for 800+ public school cafeterias

Published 12 May 2022, 5:01 am
The deadline to receive proposals for auction number 22-0616-R1 is May 27, before 10 a.m., at the agency’s Santurce headquarters. Read More →

World Central Kitchen announces course for culinary professionals

Published 12 May 2022, 5:00 am
The course will be held June 6-7 at the Banco Popular Foundation's offices in San Juan. Read More →

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