20 March 2020 – Federal emergency declaration extends FEMA assistance to serve COVID-19

Type of Intervention: Other Announcement
Sectors Involved: Education, Health, Local Government
Intervention Categories: Adapting or closing offices, businesses, institutions, and operations; Social and physical distancing measures; New initiatives; Legal and policy
Level of Jurisdiction: Puerto Rico
Lead People/Agency: Governor
Puerto Rico Health Department

Overview: Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced reported that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will support the response efforts of the Department of Health and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) during the emergency caused by COVID-19.
Full details here: https://www.fortaleza.pr.gov/content/declaraci-n-de-emergencia-federal-extiende-ayuda-de-fema-para-atender-covid-19

Type of Justification: No justification given