President Trump Signs Emergency Declaration for Direct Federal Assistance for Puerto Rico

(July 29, 2020- Washington, D.C.) – Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced announced today that the President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, signed the Emergency Declaration for Direct Federal Assistance (DFA per its English acronym) for Puerto Rico. The DFA is an immediate and short-term measure that will allow the federal government to carry outContinue reading “President Trump Signs Emergency Declaration for Direct Federal Assistance for Puerto Rico”

Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced Sends a Letter to Congressional Leadership Requesting $1.236 billion for NAP

(July 21, 2020- Washington, D.C.)– Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced sent a letter to Congressional Leadership requesting swift action to provide an additional $1.236 billion in emergency federal funding for Puerto Rico’s Nutritional Assistance Program (NAP per its English acronym). This allocation of funds would enable the government to meet the increased demand for nutritional assistanceContinue reading “Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced Sends a Letter to Congressional Leadership Requesting $1.236 billion for NAP”

Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced Convenes the Legislative Assembly to meet at its 5th Special Session

(July 20, 2020 – La Fortaleza, San Juan) – Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced announced that she was convening the Legislative Assembly to meet for its Fifth Special Session in order to address critical health and retirement measures for the island. “As I anticipated and per my commitment to Puerto Rico, I am convening an ExtraordinaryContinue reading “Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced Convenes the Legislative Assembly to meet at its 5th Special Session”

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 Wanda Vázquez Garced Urges Puerto Ricans to Respond to 2020 Census

(Tuesday, June 30, 2020- Washington, D.C.) – The Governor of Puerto Rico Wanda Vázquez Garced urged Puerto Ricans to respond to the 2020 Census in an effort to increase participation and adequate headcount of residents on the island. Currently, Puerto Rico has one of the lowest census response rates in the U.S. amid the CoronavirusContinue reading “Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced Urges Puerto Ricans to Respond to 2020 Census”

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”

Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced and HHS Urge Hospitals, Physicians, Clinical Laboratories, and all Medicare Providers in Puerto Rico to apply for the CARES Act Provider Relief Funds

(May 20, 2020- Washington, D.C.)– Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced and Officials from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) urged Puerto Rico’s healthcare sector to act on a vital opportunity to receive much-needed available federal funding to continue fighting the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. The bipartisan CARES Act, the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), andContinue reading “Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced and HHS Urge Hospitals, Physicians, Clinical Laboratories, and all Medicare Providers in Puerto Rico to apply for the CARES Act Provider Relief Funds”

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”

U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION GRANTS GOVERNOR VÁZQUEZ GARCED’S REQUEST TO PROVIDE SUPPORT TO BUSINESSES ON THE ISLAND

(March 23th, 2020 – Washington, D.C.) The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) granted Governor Vázquez Garced’s request to help businesses on the island affected by the global emergency of Coronavirus COVID-19. This assistance is a result of Governor Vázquez Garced’s March 18, 2020 letter to the SBA requesting resources under the Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL)Continue reading “U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION GRANTS GOVERNOR VÁZQUEZ GARCED’S REQUEST TO PROVIDE SUPPORT TO BUSINESSES ON THE ISLAND”