Puerto Rico Sets Business Curfew, Reinstates Indoor Mask Mandate

puerto rico curfewThe beach at the Caribe Hilton in San Juan.

Puerto Rico has implemented a series of new health protocols on the island, Caribbean Journal has leaned.

That includes the reintroduction of indoor mask mandates, along with outdoor places where there are more than 50 people, regardless of vaccination status. 

The island’s new curfew requires all business to close from 12 AM to 5 AM, except emergency services, pharmacies and hospitals, gas stations and restaurants. 

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The Condado Ocean Club in San Juan.

Restaurants can operate only delivery service during the curfew hours, with the exception of hotel restaurants, which can remain open but only for hotel guests). 

Alcohol sales and public consumption of alcohol is also prohibited from 12 AM to 5 AM. 

Anchoring on beaches, keys and islets less than 100 feet from the shore is also prohibited. 

The moves come amid the Delta variant spike worldwide; they also come as Puerto Rico has seen a record-breaking summer, with nearly 100 recent hotel occupancy across much of the late summer. 

For more, visit Puerto Rico


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