Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced Imposes Strict Measures for Visitors in Puerto Rico Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

(Thursday, July 2, 2020- Washington, D.C.) –Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced announced that she would sign Executive Order 2020-052, which will come into effect on July 15, 2020. Executive Order 052 establishes several new mandatory measures regarding the influx of passengers arriving on the island. These measures include travelers who come to Puerto Rico to provideContinue reading “Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced Imposes Strict Measures for Visitors in Puerto Rico Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic”

Governor Vázquez Garced Updated U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on COVID-19 Efforts

(June 30, 2020- Washington, D.C.) –Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced sent a letter to the Chairman of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Lisa Murkowski, and Ranking Member Joe Manchin III providing an update on Puerto Rico’s efforts to slow the spread of Coronavirus COVID-19. The letter provides the Government’s response and urges CongressionalContinue reading “Governor Vázquez Garced Updated U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on COVID-19 Efforts”

PRFAA en Florida con nuevo portal de citas para apoyo a la comunidad durante la Pandemia COVID-19

La iniciativa es parte de los planes de la Lcda. Jennifer M. Storipan, Directora Ejecutiva de PRFAA y Lcdo. Anthony Carrillo Filomeno, Director Regional de Florida para asegurar la continuidad de los servicios durante la pandemia COVID-19. (martes, 26 de mayo de 2020- Orlando, F.L.) – La Administración de Asuntos Federales de Puerto Rico conContinue reading “PRFAA en Florida con nuevo portal de citas para apoyo a la comunidad durante la Pandemia COVID-19”

PRFAA Florida Launches New Booking Portal to Support the Community During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The initiative is part of the plans of PRFAA’s Executive Director Jennifer M. Storipan, Esq., and Regional Director of the Florida Office, Anthony Carrillo Filomeno, Esq., to ensure the continuity of services to the Puerto Rican community in Florida during the COVID-19 pandemic  (May 26, 2020- Orlando, FL.) – The Puerto Rico Federal Affairs AdministrationContinue reading “PRFAA Florida Launches New Booking Portal to Support the Community During the COVID-19 Pandemic”

Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced Thanked the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works for Approval of Reauthorization of the Caño Martín Peña Restoration Project and Urged Congress to Pass or Include S. 3591 in WRDA 2020

(May 19, 2020- Washington, D.C.)– Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced sent a letter to the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, John Barrasso, and Ranking Member Thomas R. Carper thanking them for reporting S. 3591, American’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2020 (AWIA) favorably out of the Committee. If enacted, this legislation wouldContinue reading “Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced Thanked the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works for Approval of Reauthorization of the Caño Martín Peña Restoration Project and Urged Congress to Pass or Include S. 3591 in WRDA 2020”

Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced Announces $347 million for NAP beneficiaries

(May 18, 2020- Washington, D.C.)– Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced announced that starting on Monday, May 18, 2020, the 759,551 families participating in Puerto Rico’s Nutritional Assistance Program (NAP per its English acronym) will receive an increase in monthly benefits as a result of an increased federal allocation of $347 million amid the Coronavirus COVID-19 healthContinue reading “Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced Announces $347 million for NAP beneficiaries”

Governor of Puerto Rico Urges Congress to include Puerto Rico in the P-EBT Program to Provide Children Nutritional Assistance Benefits During the COVID-19 Pandemic

(May 5, 2020 – Washington, D.C.) Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced urged Congress to include Puerto Rico in the Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) program created by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, (FFCRA) P.L. 116-127. This program would allow the island to provide eligible beneficiaries and children access to much needed nutritional assistance benefits duringContinue reading “Governor of Puerto Rico Urges Congress to include Puerto Rico in the P-EBT Program to Provide Children Nutritional Assistance Benefits During the COVID-19 Pandemic”

Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced Announces U.S. Department of Treasury Disbursement of Payments for $1,200 Stimulus Checks

(May 4, 2020- Washington, D.C.)– Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced announced that U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin approved the disbursement of Economic Impact Payments (EIPs) in accordance with the CARES Act (P.L. 116-136). This announcement comes after last Friday’s approval by the U.S. Treasury of the Government of Puerto Rico’s distribution plan. The plan, diligentlyContinue reading “Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced Announces U.S. Department of Treasury Disbursement of Payments for $1,200 Stimulus Checks”

Governor Vázquez Garced presents Executive Order 2020-038 that extends the island’s mandatory lockdown; allows some industries, businesses, and services to open with limitations

(May 1, 2020- La Fortaleza, San Juan) – Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced announced that today she will present Executive Order 2020-038, which extends Puerto Rico’s mandatory lockdown period until May 25, seeking to further control the risk of contagion and slow the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 on the island. The Executive Order will allow aContinue reading “Governor Vázquez Garced presents Executive Order 2020-038 that extends the island’s mandatory lockdown; allows some industries, businesses, and services to open with limitations”

Governor of Puerto Rico Implements Some of the Most Widespread Protections in the U.S. to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic Outbreak

(March 25th, 2020 – Washington, D.C.) Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced is implementing some of the most widespread protections in the United States as the world continues to grapple with the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic outbreak. The Governor has taken several aggressive measures to ensure the health and well-being of the people of Puerto Rico, pioneering several initiatives thatContinue reading “Governor of Puerto Rico Implements Some of the Most Widespread Protections in the U.S. to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic Outbreak”