12 March 2020 – Governor declares state of emergency to activate national guard

Type of Intervention: Specific Action, Other Announcement
Sectors Involved: Civil Defence, Health, Local Government
Level of Jurisdiction: PR
Lead People/Agency: Governor
Health Department

Overview: Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced declared a state of emergency. The National Guard was activated and together with the Department of Health began the screening of passengers arriving on the Island. Likewise, all events that brought together many people were canceled and moratoriums for renewals of tags and licenses were announced.
Full details here: https://www.fortaleza.pr.gov/content/gobernadora-v-zquez-garced-declara-estado-de-emergencia-ante-alerta-de-coronavirus-covid-19

Type of Justification: Perception of an increased threat