The rise in COVID-19 cases and the new variants of the virus threaten a safe return to in-person classes.
President-elect Joe Biden has nominated the Mexican American official as health department secretary, placing this defender of the Affordable Care Act in a leading role to oversee the new administration’s coronavirus response.
The president-elect has frequently emphasized mask-wearing as a “patriotic duty" and during the campaign floated the idea of instituting a nationwide mask mandate.
The two emergency call centers on the island are inoperative after several employees tested positive for COVID-19. Politicians criticized the Department of Public Safety for its lack of planning.
Since August, the increase in cases within this population group has been constant despite remote schooling.
Gov. Wanda Vázquez announced a wide reopening that allows the use of beaches and a limited opening of gyms, casinos, and movie theaters.
Gov. Wanda Vázquez will announce new safety measures and restrictions this Friday or Saturday to address the increase in COVID-19 cases.